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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, ...
The arts of Jane Austen's major novels
Hypertextual ways of knowing: Mapping the intersections of hypertext theory, feminist epistemology, and feminist rhetoric
This study demonstrates the convergence of three disciplinary fields: hypertext theory, feminist epistemology, and feminist rhetoric. My central thesis is that the conjunction of hypertext theory and feminist epistemology ...
Opening windows into the past: A study of the importance of annotations, footnotes, and the resulting reaccentuation of Victorian editions for students
The purpose of this thesis is to present and support my theory that annotations and footnotes are excellent rhetorical devices for editors of Victorian editions for students and that annotations and footnotes contribute ...
Rhetoric and hypermedia in electronic textbooks
By employing the three progressive yet distinctive theoretical/rhetorical approaches to hypertext—poststructural, post-digital, and cinematic—as what Kenneth Burke refers to as terministic screens, this study examines the ...
The rhetoric of distance education
Higher education is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, moving from the medieval model to a newer model based on the characteristics of distance education. This change can best be observed in the rhetoric of the documents ...
A rhetoric for professional writing: Global Writing
This dissertation extends Walter H. Beale's A Pragmatic Theory of Rhetoric in order to create a pedagogy for professionals who write. Beale devises motivational axes and forms a quadripartite perspective or world view ...
Dis-ability in composition textbooks: A rhetoric of difference
This work brings together three different but complementary perspectives on language as social practice: (1) critical discourse analysis as presented by Norman Fairclough; (2) the rhetorical analysis of Kenneth Burke; and ...
Inventing enchantment: rhetorical and visual analyses of contemporary picture books
This study provides an in-depth rhetorical and visual analysis of selected contemporary picture books. Using Sonja K. Foss' process of rhetorical analysis with the concepts of artifact selection and artifact analysis along ...
Sister disciplines in pedagogical harmony: Oral and written composition techniques merged in the classroom
The purpose of this study was to research the potential rhetorical combination of oral and written discourses in one curriculum, to produce rationale for this project, and to create a fifteen-week syllabus. Rhetoric's ...