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Cease And Desist: Freedom Of Expression In The Shadows Of Intellectual Property, Kembrew McLeod 2010 University of Iowa

Cease And Desist: Freedom Of Expression In The Shadows Of Intellectual Property, Kembrew Mcleod

Kembrew McLeod

No abstract provided.


Praise And Blame: The Rhetorical Impact Of Nineteenth-Century Conduct Manuals, Jessica Nicole Mattson 2010 Western Kentucky University

Praise And Blame: The Rhetorical Impact Of Nineteenth-Century Conduct Manuals, Jessica Nicole Mattson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The following is an exploration of the use of epideictic rhetoric strategies in nineteenth-century conduct manuals, Sarah Stickney Ellis’s The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits, and Harriet Martineau’s Household Education. In examining the rhetoric of the conduct manuals, this researcher has identified the audience, the rhetorical situation, the exigence of that situation, and the use of phronisis, areti, and euonia by both authors.
Because the rhetoric of the conduct manual has not been discussed in current critical perspectives, this research is a starting point for further study. The different types of rhetorical strategies used ...


The Inadvertent Alliance Of Anthony Comstock And Margaret Sanger: Abortion, Freedom, And Class In Modern America, Karen Weingarten 2010 CUNY Queens College

The Inadvertent Alliance Of Anthony Comstock And Margaret Sanger: Abortion, Freedom, And Class In Modern America, Karen Weingarten

Publications and Research

This article investigates how moral-reformer Anthony Comstock, who helped outlaw the practice of birth control and to have abortion criminalized, and Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and birth-control activist, advanced their causes through the discourse of freedom and self-control. While Comstock’s and Sanger’s works are often seen in opposition, this article questions that positioning by pointing out how they both lobbied against accessible abortion using similar tactics. Finally, this article demonstrates how Comstock and Sanger, through different means, worked to present abortion as a depraved practice that would lead to the demise of American society. Presenting Comstock ...


The Question Of Robin Hood, Jessica Kinkhorst 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Question Of Robin Hood, Jessica Kinkhorst

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


The Features Of The Voice Of African American Tradition: An Analysis Of African American Rhetoric For The Influence Of The Call Response Technique, Laura Venezia 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Features Of The Voice Of African American Tradition: An Analysis Of African American Rhetoric For The Influence Of The Call Response Technique, Laura Venezia

Communication Studies

This project explicates the nature of the rhetorical strategies, especially the call response, used by various African American artists and orators (Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Public Enemy). The techniques include the interplay of repetition and heightening emotion provided especially through 1. using the “call response” directly, 2. announcing jeremiad warnings and rallying cries, and 3. using potent images to arouse emotions—the objective correlative.


Pre-Game Rhetoric: Pure Motivation Or Simply Show?, Sam Alan Hettinger 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Pre-Game Rhetoric: Pure Motivation Or Simply Show?, Sam Alan Hettinger

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


A Rhetorical History Of The Office Of Legal Counsel, William O’Donnal Saas 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Rhetorical History Of The Office Of Legal Counsel, William O’Donnal Saas

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

For over seventy-five years, the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) has played a significant role in the crafting of executive policy rhetoric. Yet, within the scholarship in presidential and rhetorical studies, the OLC remains one of the least understood and, thus, underappreciated forces behind executive policy action. This thesis seeks to bridge the research gap by: (1) accounting for the OLC's rhetorical history through discussion of available "opinions" and their rhetorical consequences; and (2) by submitting a case study from the OLC's rhetorical history to critical analysis. Often, I will argue, the OLC "co-invented" international and domestic policies ...


Diabolical Ventriloquism: A Case Study In Rhetorical Transcendence With C. S. Lewis’S Infamous Imp Screwtape, Daniel J. Coyle 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Diabolical Ventriloquism: A Case Study In Rhetorical Transcendence With C. S. Lewis’S Infamous Imp Screwtape, Daniel J. Coyle

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Most religious discourse is predicated on the assumption that our choices in life have eternal implications. For those who subscribe to a belief in an afterlife, rhetoric which exploits eternity to form attitudes and induce actions can be especially persuasive. This study performs a detailed analysis of a particularly compelling case of the rhetoric of eternity during the twentieth century: C.S. Lewis‘s fictional demon Screwtape. In The Screwtape Letters and ―Screwtape Proposes a Toast,‖ Lewis offers readers an eternal, though diabolical, perspective of the ―modern‖ intellectual climate during the twentieth century. By puppeteering a demon in prose, Lewis ...


The Impact Of Technologies On Writing Practices And Community Collaboration, Carly Finseth, Huiling Ding 2010 Boise State University

The Impact Of Technologies On Writing Practices And Community Collaboration, Carly Finseth, Huiling Ding

Carly Finseth

No abstract provided.


The Rhetorical Significance Of Gojira, Shannon Stevens 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Rhetorical Significance Of Gojira, Shannon Stevens

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

This project tackles the 1954 Japanese film Gojira, known to most Americans as Godzilla. By examining the strong emotions expressed in the film’s narrative, we can begin to understand better the experience of the Japanese survivor of World War II. Specifically, by studying the way the primary emotional responses to a war experience (guilt/anger, pain/suffering, and powerlessness/fear) are represented in the film it is possible to see how Gojira functions rhetorically to provide for the Japanese people a safe venue for post-war expression and healing.


Ghost Hunting: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The American Media On The Waterboard, William Saas 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ghost Hunting: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The American Media On The Waterboard, William Saas

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

This project looks at popular media hands-on investigations of the waterboard (an interrogation method used in the war on terror, viewed historically as "torture") to discover what I argue are the haunting effects of the second Bush administration's rhetorical war.


“Pour Out The Pack Of Matter To Mine Ear” : Dramatization Of Language In Antony And Cleopatra, Chloe Jenkins-Sleczkowski 2010 Occidental College

“Pour Out The Pack Of Matter To Mine Ear” : Dramatization Of Language In Antony And Cleopatra, Chloe Jenkins-Sleczkowski

ECLS Student Scholarship

Shakespeare’s "Antony and Cleopatra" presents a beautiful narrative through its elaborate and eloquent passages. The masterful descriptions and dialogues make use of the ideals of Renaissance rhetorical practices with which Shakespeare was undoubtedly familiar. Emblematic of these linguistic devices are the messengers who transfer information amongst the characters. They hold the power of knowledge, but with the responsibility of moving the textual language faithfully; they thus become the functionaries of Renaissance rhetoric. Through a study of contemporary Renaissance rhetorical manuals, as well as an examination of criticism of Shakespeare and his play, this paper finds significance in the various ...


Communication And The Joomla Open Source Content Management System (Cms): How Social Networking Has Redefined Instructional Documentation, Carly Finseth 2010 Boise State University

Communication And The Joomla Open Source Content Management System (Cms): How Social Networking Has Redefined Instructional Documentation, Carly Finseth

Carly Finseth

No abstract provided.


Introduction, David J. Depew 2010 university of iowa

Introduction, David J. Depew

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Foucault’S Rhetorical Theory And U.S. Intelligence Affairs, Hamilton Bean 2010 University of Colorado Denver

Foucault’S Rhetorical Theory And U.S. Intelligence Affairs, Hamilton Bean

Poroi

In 2003, the U.S. Air University published “The Role of Rhetorical Theory in Military Intelligence Analysis: A Soldier’s Guide to Rhetorical Theory” written by Air Force Major Gary H. Mills. In this essay, Mills argues that the rhetorical theory of French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault “serves as a powerful military-intelligence force multiplier.” Foucault is described by Mills as a “reluctant, unintentional military tactician.” Likening Foucault’s rhetorical theory to a weapon used by a combat force might strike rhetorical and critical scholars as bizarre given Foucault’s theoretical and political project. Therefore, in this essay, I attempt ...


Before Climategate: Visual Strategies To Integrate Ethos Across The “Is/Ought” Divide In The Ipcc’S Climate Change 2007: Summary For Policy Makers, Lynda Walsh 2010 University of Nevada, Reno

Before Climategate: Visual Strategies To Integrate Ethos Across The “Is/Ought” Divide In The Ipcc’S Climate Change 2007: Summary For Policy Makers, Lynda Walsh

Poroi

In this paper I analyze strategies policy scientists use to bolster their ethos with American policymakers and the public in the International Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Working Group I Summary for Policy Makers (SPM), from their Fourth Assessment Report released in 2007. Specifically, I treat the visualizations of computer climate models included in the SPM as technologies that the IPCC authors used to re-integrate their paradoxical ethos: commissioned to give policy guidance on the basis of their scientific reputation, these authors nevertheless field ethical attacks if their guidance runs counter to prevailing political winds. The visualizations perform continuity ...


Interactive Classification And Practice In The Social Sciences: Expanding Ian Hacking's Treatment Of Interactive Kinds, Matt L. Drabek 2010 University of Iowa

Interactive Classification And Practice In The Social Sciences: Expanding Ian Hacking's Treatment Of Interactive Kinds, Matt L. Drabek

Poroi

This paper examines the ways in which social scientific discourse and classification interact with the objects of social scientific investigation. I examine this interaction in the context of the traditional philosophical project of demarcating the social sciences from the natural sciences. I begin by reviewing Ian Hacking’s work on interactive classification and argue that there are additional forms of interaction that must be treated.


Meat My Hero: “I Have A Dream” Of Living Language In The Work Of Donna Haraway, Or, Ride ‘Em Cowboy!, Rebecca Scott 2010 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario

Meat My Hero: “I Have A Dream” Of Living Language In The Work Of Donna Haraway, Or, Ride ‘Em Cowboy!, Rebecca Scott

Poroi

Meaning is the product of dialectical negotiations of competing meanings that have their origins in cultural, subcultural, and idiosyncratic differences. Below obvious, surface, or dominant understandings, latent meanings wait to bubble up. This dynamic process of meaning-making suggests that language is, to a certain degree, uncontainable and very lively. Donna Haraway's work can be characterized by an attention to this 'latency' in language. I argue that Haraway’s use of language is not merely a way of communicating ideas, but constitutes a methodology, theory and praxis all at once, because she obtains “data” by mining latency, because she theorizes ...


0 Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

0 Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Elbow

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Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

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