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Big Data And Rhetoric: Introduction To The Special Issue, Iulian Vamanu May 2021

Big Data And Rhetoric: Introduction To The Special Issue, Iulian Vamanu

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Five Considerations For Engaging With Big Data From A Rhetorical-Humanistic Perspective, Zoltan P. Majdik May 2021

Five Considerations For Engaging With Big Data From A Rhetorical-Humanistic Perspective, Zoltan P. Majdik

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This essay offers five conceptual entry points for engaging with Big Data from a rhetorical perspective. These five concepts—data in/as relationships, observability/action, patterns, diachronicity, and audience—serve as points of deep conceptual commonality between definitions of Big Data and principles in rhetorical studies, and are offered here as considerations for critiquing uses of Big Data from a rhetorical-humanistic perspective, as well as for guiding rhetorical work that uses Big Data.


The Rhetoric Of Big Data: Collecting, Interpreting, And Representing In The Age Of Datafication, Brad Mehlenbacher, Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher May 2021

The Rhetoric Of Big Data: Collecting, Interpreting, And Representing In The Age Of Datafication, Brad Mehlenbacher, Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher

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Rhetorical studies of science, technology, and medicine (RSTM) have provided critical understanding of how argument and argument norms within a field shape what we mean by “data.” Work has also examined how questions that shape data collection are asked, how data is interpreted, and even how data is shared. Understood as a form of argument, data reveals important insights into rhetorical situations, the motives of rhetorical actors, and the broader appeals that shape everything from the kinds of technologies built, to their inclusion in our daily lives, to the infrastructures of cities, the medical practices and policies concerning public health ...


Rhetorical Implications Of Contact Tracing Mobile Applications: An Examination Of Big Data’S Work On The Body, Candice L. Lanius May 2021

Rhetorical Implications Of Contact Tracing Mobile Applications: An Examination Of Big Data’S Work On The Body, Candice L. Lanius

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For nearly a decade, big data has been hyped as an amazing new technology that will benefit corporations and consumers alike. By promising customized knowledge at an accelerated pace, big data technologies have slowly saturated the digital systems American consumers use to live, work, and play. Yet have the promised benefits materialized? An examination of the proposed contact tracing applications in response to the novel coronavirus alongside existing wearable technologies reveal that our trust and vulnerability, opening our bodies to be sensed by these networked systems, is a fraught rhetorical activity: not because an omniscient system now sees us and ...


Big Data Drive: The Rhetoric Of Biometric Big Data, Valerie C. Ortega, Kevin Johnson May 2021

Big Data Drive: The Rhetoric Of Biometric Big Data, Valerie C. Ortega, Kevin Johnson

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In this essay, we seek to develop a concept of “big data drive.” Influenced in part by Lacan’s theory of drive, we study the drive toward biometric big data. Biometric big data (BBD) refers to the data collected around facial recognition, eye recognition, thumb prints, and other types of technology whose task is to identify a specific being through unique bio characteristics. “Big Data Drive” refers to the energies that pulsate around Big Data, as both a signifier and fetishized object, to promise “something more” that may never be fulfilled.


Big Data, Congress, And The Rhetoric Of Technology: Or, How To Industrialize Cyberspace, Christopher Lee Adamczyk May 2021

Big Data, Congress, And The Rhetoric Of Technology: Or, How To Industrialize Cyberspace, Christopher Lee Adamczyk

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As new and developing technologies impact public and private life, rhetoricians would be remiss to overlook the deliberative rhetorics that justify their development, implementation, use-value, and impact. Using the 2013 joint congressional hearing “Next Generation Computing and Big Data Analytics” as an example, I argue that justificatory rhetorics about technology intersect with rhetoric from technology, obscuring information vital to critical deliberation. I demonstrate that the expert witnesses at this hearing draw upon rhetoric traditionally associated with American industrialization. Doing so allows them to articulate Big Data as a resource situated upon a metaphorical, American landscape and thus encourages the public ...


Men And Masculinities In The Sagas Of The Icelanders, Amanda Mcvitty Mar 2021

Men And Masculinities In The Sagas Of The Icelanders, Amanda Mcvitty

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories Of The African Middle Ages, Angela Jane Weisl Mar 2021

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories Of The African Middle Ages, Angela Jane Weisl

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Medieval Saints And Modern Screens: Divine Visions As Cinematic Experience, Dorothy Ann Bray Mar 2021

Medieval Saints And Modern Screens: Divine Visions As Cinematic Experience, Dorothy Ann Bray

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Stories Of Women In The Middle Ages, Misty Urban Mar 2021

Stories Of Women In The Middle Ages, Misty Urban

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Aristocratic Marriage, Adultery And Divorce In The Fourteenth Century: The Life Of Lucy De Thweng (1279-1347), Linda E. Mitchell Mar 2021

Aristocratic Marriage, Adultery And Divorce In The Fourteenth Century: The Life Of Lucy De Thweng (1279-1347), Linda E. Mitchell

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Mar 2021

Front Matter

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Back Matter Mar 2021

Back Matter

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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El Libro De La Oracion De Maria De Santo Domingo, Estudio Y Edicion, Pablo Acosta-Garcia Mar 2021

El Libro De La Oracion De Maria De Santo Domingo, Estudio Y Edicion, Pablo Acosta-Garcia

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Medieval Art In Motion: The Inventory And Gift-Giving Of Queen Clemence Of Hungary, Elena Woodacre Mar 2021

Medieval Art In Motion: The Inventory And Gift-Giving Of Queen Clemence Of Hungary, Elena Woodacre

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Virgin Mary's Book At The Annunciation: Reading, Interpretation, And Devotion In Medieval England, Godelinde Gertrude Perk Mar 2021

The Virgin Mary's Book At The Annunciation: Reading, Interpretation, And Devotion In Medieval England, Godelinde Gertrude Perk

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Fictions Of Containment In The Spanish Female Picaresque: Architectural Space And Prostitution In The Early Modern Mediterranean, Amanda L. Scott Mar 2021

Fictions Of Containment In The Spanish Female Picaresque: Architectural Space And Prostitution In The Early Modern Mediterranean, Amanda L. Scott

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


African Dominion: A New History Of Empire In Early And Medieval West Africa, Elizabeth Hubble Mar 2021

African Dominion: A New History Of Empire In Early And Medieval West Africa, Elizabeth Hubble

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Mar 2021

Front Matter

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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“Strong, Manly, And Full Of Human Nature”: The Roots Of Rubén Darío’S “Walt Whitman”, Jonathan Fleck Mar 2021

“Strong, Manly, And Full Of Human Nature”: The Roots Of Rubén Darío’S “Walt Whitman”, Jonathan Fleck

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Carlos Bulosan, Walt Whitman, And The Transnational Jeremiad, Mai Wang Mar 2021

Carlos Bulosan, Walt Whitman, And The Transnational Jeremiad, Mai Wang

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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The International Whitman: A Review Essay, Walter Grünzweig Mar 2021

The International Whitman: A Review Essay, Walter Grünzweig

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Ed Folsom Mar 2021

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Back Matter Mar 2021

Back Matter

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman In The Yugoslav Interwar Periodicals: Serbo-Croatian Reception, 1918–1940, Bojana Aćamović Mar 2021

Walt Whitman In The Yugoslav Interwar Periodicals: Serbo-Croatian Reception, 1918–1940, Bojana Aćamović

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Pilots In The First World War: How The Phenomenon Of The Flying Ace Impacted The War Effort, Hannah Haack Jan 2021

Pilots In The First World War: How The Phenomenon Of The Flying Ace Impacted The War Effort, Hannah Haack

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This thesis analyzes the British and German air forces during the First World War, and the various uses of planes and the men that flew them. Pilots were valued militarily, but their uses went beyond pure battle strategy and militaristic accomplishments. From the beginning of the 20th century, Europe had been infatuated with the idea of airfare and its potential power, and Europeans were also obsessed with the heroic pilots that flew them. Some of Europe’s most famous authors including H.G. Wells and Jules Verne heavily featured pilots as their glamorous, daring and brave heroes, so when the ...


The Engineering, Science, And Management War Training Program: Higher Education And The Second World War, Dieter Ostermann Jan 2021

The Engineering, Science, And Management War Training Program: Higher Education And The Second World War, Dieter Ostermann

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

In 1940 the United States faced the looming threat of another global conflict while still recovering from a debilitating economic depression. The American government acted quickly and established numerous federal programs designed to meet foreseeable needs of the nation across a wide spectrum of categories. One such program established in 1940 was the Engineering, Science, and Management War Training Program designed to rapidly produce scientific and technical specialists for crucial defense industries. A distinct attribute of the program was the diversity of its participants due to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, or age. This allowed ...


The Life And Patronage Of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge: Exploring Developments In Cultural Philanthropy With The Institutionalization Of American Classical Music, Nicole Allen Jan 2021

The Life And Patronage Of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge: Exploring Developments In Cultural Philanthropy With The Institutionalization Of American Classical Music, Nicole Allen

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

The decades around the turn of the twentieth century presented a sudden growth in American musical life and more specifically, classical music. My thesis explores how this crucial and formative moment coincided with the rise of cultural philanthropy in the United States. As musical life was becoming institutionalized, individualist cultural philanthropists such as Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge created and supported these opportunities in innovative and unconventional ways. By examining the case study of Coolidge, this thesis explores how the institutionalization of classical music in twentieth-century America connects to new ideas about the role of patrons in artistic life and society in ...


“If We Had Lost The War, We All Would Have Been Prosecuted As War Criminals:” The Bombing Campaign Against Japan In World War Two, Travis Siegel Jan 2021

“If We Had Lost The War, We All Would Have Been Prosecuted As War Criminals:” The Bombing Campaign Against Japan In World War Two, Travis Siegel

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

In the last six months of WWII, the United States conducted a bombing campaign in Japan that would mark the world forever. Though a combination of engineering ingenuity, chemical creations, mass production, and racial profiling, the course of the war in the Pacific was fundamentally changed. Strategic bombing was a relatively new concept which only a handful of crucial figures were investigating into. In the pursuit of creating a fleet which would dominate the skies, it was the American government's intention to brutalize the Japanese until they gave into an unconditional surrender. While the usage of atomic bombs has ...


Man, Myth, Legend: The Many Faces Of Thomas More, Salma Rios Jan 2021

Man, Myth, Legend: The Many Faces Of Thomas More, Salma Rios

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

In the centuries after his death, the perceptions of Sir Thomas More have changed over 500 years. In works spanning from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century, the perception of More have shifted from ones of overwhelming praise to increasingly critical of his actions. This thesis seeks to explore how the perceptions of More have changed over time, especially within the 1980s due to new scholarship and new ways of interpreting More’s character. Events within the twentieth century, which include the canonization of Thomas More as a saint in 1935, the creation of the peer-reviewed journal Moreana in ...