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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, ...
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 ...
The arts of Jane Austen's major novels
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 ...
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 ...
Authenticity discourse and the "traumatic event of materiality": Adapting composition theory to the new dividual self
This research examines the discourse of authenticity over time through the lens of philosophy, literature, and composition theory. My purpose is to define what it means to be "authentic" in different eras and how definitions ...
"A Streetcar Named Desire": The history of its scholarship and the rhetoric of its genre
A difficult task in modern literature is the art of genre classification, especially in regard to modern drama. A play that continues to be difficult to classify is Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. A close ...
The history of rhetoric as dialogue: A consideration, with Mikhail Bakhtin, of rhetoric's history, past, present, and future
In the 1980s, many historians of rhetoric began to question the way in which rhetoric's history had been conceived, in particular the prominence of what by then was frequently referred to as The Rhetorical Tradition. By ...
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 ...
Exploiting kairos in electronic literature: A rhetorical analysis
The purpose of this study is to expand on Wayne Booth's work in The Rhetoric of Fiction regarding methods of directing readers toward understanding in fiction to include the possibilities for persuasion available in ...