Roskelly, Hephzibah

UNCG

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TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Composing Passionate Selves: Using Service-learning to Move Students from a Place of Conflict to a Place of Resolution 2007 1175 While the civic side of service-learning is easily recognizable, the academic portion of service-learning remains somewhat unclear; however, we do know that service-learning can effectively facilitate the acquisition of knowledge. But the big questio...
Keepin' It Real: The Black Male's (Dis) Ability to Achieve in Higher Education 2007 4108 The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the absence of disadvantaged black males in higher education and reduce their increasing presence in prison, the historical and cultural factors that contribute to that absence, as well as research that ...
Decentering the Racial Paradigm: A Literary Analysis of the "Stubb's Supper" Chapter in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick 2008 3811 This purpose of this thesis is to examine the way in which Herman Melville utilizes the minstrel stereotype not as tool subjugation, but as a means of empowerment and marker of identity in the "Stubb's Supper" chapter of Moby-Dick. By first contextua...
Faith in the composition class : a pragmatic approach to common ground 2007 1503 "In recent years, composition classes in universities across the country have focused more and more on social and political issues like race, class, and gender. At its base, this dissertation argues that religious belief should receive such a focus a...
Actions in the affirmative : pragmatism, pedagogy, law, and the affirmative action debate 2007 2097 "With this project, I would like to reconstruct pragmatism as a valid way of looking at legal problems and of solving them, in particular, the current legal debate over race-conscious admissions policies at state universities. Throughout this project...
Embracing the Took : kinship between Middle Earth and Sixties youth 2007 724 "The purpose of this thesis is to quash the reading of J.R.R. Tolkien's works as allegory, especially as allegory for the events of the turbulent 1960s, i.e. the Vietnam War, 1967's Summer of Love, the women's liberation movement, etc. By addressing ...
The feminine erotic ; and Gen(d)re bending: ambiguity and sexual androgyny in Virginia Woolf's Orlando 2009 8561 For this paper I propose an experimental application of Hélène Cixous's theory of écriture féminine to the erotic works of Anaïs Nin, particularly the erotic short stories written in the 1940s that are now found in her books Little Birds and Delta of...
The souls of good folk: prophetic pragmatism as a pedagogy of humanity in the composition classroom 2010 1684 This dissertation pinpoints empathy deficit as a major social issue in the United States and it argues that schools could help address this root problem by offering humanity training. As an example of how humanity training could be implemented in hig...
Cosmopolitan pedagogy: reading postcolonial literature in an age of globalization 2010 6355 This project extends debates about cosmopolitanism to the classroom by defining a cosmopolitan pedagogy that fosters students' ethical engagement with difference. By reimagining cosmopolitanism in a pedagogical space, I build a counter-hegemonic cosm...
(An)Other Way: Pragmatic Empathy as Response to Discursive Conflict 2010 2544 This dissertation argues that pragmatic empathy, which is defined as the phase of communicative interaction where speakers respond as (an)other to common concerns, best articulates successful discursive encounters across cultural, political, and soci...
From the Sticks: An Examination of Rural, Southern Literacies Within and Without the University 2010 2367 This dissertation examines rural, Southern culture's strained relationship with academia, specifically as it relates to the composition classroom, which is the place where students are formally introduced to academic discourse and standard, "public" ...
Towards consequence and collaboration in composition studies: theorizing collaboration after the social turn 2011 1378 This dissertation argues that theories of collaboration in rhetoric and composition studies have for too long relied on social constructionist epistemology to explain what collaboration is and how it works, resulting in a widespread, if not tacit rel...
Women's rhetoric(s) as a method for feminist pedagogy in composition studies 2011 1096 In recent years, feminist pedagogy has shifted from a central position in composition to the margins of the discipline. This dissertation will argue that women's rhetoric in its scope and diversity presents methods of resolving what has become a tens...
Hybridizing political criticism in the postcolonial African novel: magical realism as aesthetics of necessity 2012 8698 This dissertation examines the use of magical realism as a device for political criticism in the postcolonial African novel as seen in the works of of Kojo B. Laing, Ben Okri, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, namely Woman of the Aeroplanes, The Famished Road, ...
Bodies of executive citizenship: embodied rhetorical performances of the presidency from Reagan to Obama 2012 1203 This dissertation contributes to the recent resurgence of scholarship devoted to the American presidency by arguing that the role of the presidential body works as a singularly significant crucial point for notions of citizenship and national identit...
Expanding the metaphor: a pragmatic application of hospitality theory to the field of writing studies 2013 1581 This dissertation examines the relationship between hospitality theory and Writing Studies. Contemporary Writing Studies scholarship approaches hospitality through a traditional lens viewing it separately as either theory, practice or pedagogy for th...
Let's just steal the rockets: 1970s feminist science fiction as radical rhetorical revisioning 2014 952 Feminist utopian writings from the 1970s included a clearly defined rhetorical purpose: to undermine the assumption of hidden male privilege in language and society. The creative conversation defining this rhetorical purpose gives evidence of a commu...
Finding the feminist poetics of Anne Sexton AND The arrow, the sty, the spur and the blessing: desire in the poetry of W. B. Yeats. 2014 2491 Anne Sexton described herself in a letter as "the woman of poems, the woman of the kitchen, the woman of the private (but published) hungers." I argue that because she wrote about taboo subjects and improper appetites she expanded the collective cons...
Essentialism matters: silence, fear and the feminist dilemma 2014 671 The project of my dissertation is to define the problem of "Woman" in this contemporary moment, to examine responses to it from popular culture and academic feminist positions and finally to suggest methods for mediating those responses in order to g...
“Commingled souvenirs and prophecies”: the hybrid reality of Stevens’s Aesthetic Ecology of Mind 2015 220 Combining close readings that highlight structural techniques Wallace Stevens uses to lead readers to see the world through his imagination with historical/biographical information and scholarship that provides context for their production, publicati...
The breastfeeding woman? who are breastfeeding books really for? 2015 118 Breastfeeding education takes place in a variety of venues. Through books, workshops, classes, one-on-one discussions, and websites, women are told why and how to breastfeed. One of the most long-standing and slow-changing areas of education is books...
Challenging mis-education through effective communication: a study of the communication and miscommunication between White teachers and Black male students 2015 244 The purpose of this study is to explore the ways in which communication patterns between teachers invested in whiteness and black male students can lead to the success or alienation of black male students in the public school environment. As statisti...
A return to the reader and their imagination: the forming of a referential world in order to establish meaning in a text 2015 141 The goal of this text is to reassert the importance of the imagination and the reader in the process of reading. It is my experience that the reader and text interaction has come to be dismissed as being too prone to individuation. Such a mindset com...
The N-Word Manifesto: Interpreting Mark Twain via an Inspiration ‘Made in Germany’ 2015 429 How often during one's lifetime might they find themselves laughing at just having heard the “Other” calling them, nigger? Nonetheless, in the fall of 2007, seven years ago to be exact, a most profound encounter inspired me as none other had. I was c...