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Myers, Nancy

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The Rhetoric of Food Narratives: Ideology and Influence in American Culture 2008 3730 Although food takes up such a large portion of daily life, its critical interrogation is a field of study that demands greater exploration, particularly given the current cultural moment that is beginning to recognize that ignoring our relationship t...
The rhetorical helix of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries 2007 1679 "Since the 1980s, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have interacted in a pattern best described as a "helix of rhetorical transformation," with each engaging in a recursive and interactive process of definition, description and ingratia...
Framing the automobile in twentieth century American literature : a spatial approach 2007 3420 "This study examines fictional representations of the automobile in American literature and argues that the American novel subverts a favorable perception of the car. While other approaches have engaged the automobile in critical discussion, I apply ...
Race(ing) around in rhetoric and composition circles: racial literacy as the way out 2009 1692 Rhetoric and composition studies has no recognizable, critical theory or body of knowledge about race that attends to the field's foundation: language, rhetoric, persuasion, literacy, or writing. The field is in a crisis, a theoretical wasteland, whe...
Playing with fire: an examination of the other 'other' AND Interview as genre: Djuna Barnes' rhetorical voice 2010 650 Deepa Mehta's 1996 film Fire sparked controversy among right wing nationalist groups and secular audiences from the onset of its premiere in India; its popularization led to riots, the destruction of movie houses, and the ban of the film from theater...
Toward a translingual composition: ancient rhetorics and language difference 2012 1436 The purpose of this dissertation is to outline a pedagogy that promotes language difference in college composition classrooms. Scholarship on language difference has strived for decades to transform teaching practices in mainstream, developmental, an...
Collaborative authoring and the virtual problem of context in writing courses 2012 726 Since the 1980s, the field of rhetoric and composition has embraced the idea of collaborative writing as a means of generating new knowledge, troubling traditional conceptions of the author, and repositioning power within the student-teacher hierarch...