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Grassi, historicity, and rhetorical presence in John Ford's "Perkin Warbeck"
This research acknowledges history and drama as dynamic, not static. The reading or viewing audience takes an active role in rewriting or re-viewing what is read on print or seen and heard on stage. Every audience member ...
Liminal spaces in popular culture: Social change through rhetorical agency
This dissertation looks at how social change happens through liminal spaces which are created when two rhetorics, persuasive and invitational, bump up against/into each other in popular culture media. I use a case study ...
Rhetorical motives of identity, consubstantiality, and hierarchy: An analysis of community college program documents
The dissertation focuses on three academic programs at Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus, specifically the documents used to create and sustain these programs. The purpose of this study includes the following: first, ...
A rhetoric of peace and protest: Discourse analysis, semiotics and the murals in Northern Ireland
This dissertation offers an examination of applied protest rhetoric through a unique form of public discourse that promotes a problematic accessibility for individual, regional, and global audiences. The nontraditional ...
Elements of folklore in “House of Houses” by Pat Mora
Growing up in an immigrant family in America is a challenge for individuals, for they face the dilemma of abandoning their cultural identity through assimilation into the mainstream Anglo-American culture. Pat Mora, a ...
The arts of Jane Austen's major novels
Semiotics and cyberspace beyond Charles Sanders Peirce
In 1867 Charles Sanders Peirce detailed a pansemiotic perspective of the world that defines a sign as “something that stands to somebody for something.” The triadic semiotic theory that Peirce developed includes all phenomena ...
The rhetoric of Sydney Smith
George Edward Pickett: A macro-historical/micro-historical perspective
The purpose of this study is to prepare a life history of George Edward Pickett (1825-1875). However, there are many historiographical problems which present a variety of interpretations of George Pickett. As a result, ...
Identifying the autistic individual as living computer by making rhetorical "space" for Kenneth Burke in cognitive disability studies
While Michel Foucault's research on power, knowledge, and discourse has proved vital for validating research topics and agendas in emerging disciplines such as Disability Studies, the emphasis on the first person perspective ...