Applegarth, Risa

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Rewriting rhetorical perfection: claiming agency and enacting embodiment within ballet’s culture of perfection 2015 968 This project argues that the rhetoric of perfection is a form of authoritative discourse that has its roots not only in the formation of ballet, but also the formation of culture as a whole where its hold extends particularly to women. Ballet’s rheto...
Grabbing him by the tweets: presidential parody as political activism 2018 202 It has never been easier for presidents to communicate directly with voters. Social media allows world leaders to post messages to their followers anytime, anywhere, without going through the traditional channels of speechwriters or public relations ...
How the “Cop Killer” disappeared: how genre deviation influences uptake in censorship AND Seeing through Panopticon: Lunn’s nature alternative to black metal’s social nihilism 2018 93 By analyzing the song “Cop Killer” by Ice-T’s heavy metal band Body Count, I explain how genre deviation influences uptake and can leads to less desirable forms of uptake, specifically censorship. AND By exposing panoptic terministic screens, Austin ...
Before the aftermath: a pedagogy for disaster responsiveness 2019 49 Before the Aftermath: A Pedagogy for Disaster Responsiveness examines how teachers of writing at the college level can respond to social, natural, or political disasters that interrupt their classes. As disaster becomes an increasingly prominent feat...
The feminist we never knew we needed: digitally archiving and recovering the works of Fanny Fern 2019 4 This thesis, divided into two chapters, examines how Fanny Fern’s columns and words have either been lost or taken out of their original context (such as in the use of the phrase: “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”) and provides an ove...