Myers, Nancy

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Teaching Matters: Pedagogical Ideologies and Success in the Basic Writing Classroom 2007 2643 "This dissertation argues that teaching ideology plays a vital but overlooked role in the success of Basic Writing students. Student engagement and retention research recognizes that faculty belief, attitude and approach to students and curricula aff...
The Rhetoric of Food Narratives: Ideology and Influence in American Culture 2008 14495 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 4727 "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 9185 "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 6556 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 2269 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...
The literacy practices of feminist consciousness - raising: an argument for remembering and recitation 2016 1547 Protesting the 1968 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, second-wave feminists targeted racism, militarism, excessive consumerism, and sexism. Yet nearly fifty years after this protest, popular memory recalls these activists as bra-burners—empl...
Toward a translingual composition: ancient rhetorics and language difference 2012 5319 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...
Uncovering agency in oppressive nineteenth-century domesticated workplaces 2019 825 Through my examination of mid-nineteenth into early twentieth-century businesses related to fashion involving millinery and sewing, boardinghouses, and restaurants, including fine dining and casual establishments, I detail the ways in which homelike ...
Whiteface as rhetorical metis in Sharmila Sen’s Not quite not white : and, Code meshing: practices for writing space in post-secondary education 2020 227 Across her memoir, Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America, Sharmila Sen recounts her endeavors to generate a series of embodied rhetorical strategies that enact what she refers to as “whiteface.” I argue that Sen’s decision to wear w...
It is so ordered : the storytelling power of the United States Supreme Court 2023 608 This project considers how narrative is employed as a rhetorical strategy to materially alter the laws that govern individual rights in the United States legal system. Rather than existing as a concrete set of rules, the law is a series of rhetorical...
Feminist rhetorical acts of remembering in women veterans’ World War II scrapbooks 2023 121 Feminist Rhetorical Acts of Remembering in Women Veterans’ World War II Scrapbooks considers rhetorical agency and authority accessed by women veterans of World War II through the personal genre of the scrapbook. Examining the rhetorical tensions ext...
Discovery as the direct and urgent action of ecological assessment in writing centers 2023 34 Institutional assessment in higher education often restricts measurement of learning to outcomes that elide the complexity of learning processes and contexts in favor of data that is tidy and manageable. Moreover, such outcomes are frequently written...
Collectives and countercollectives: how the rhetoric of mass media persuades citizens in wartime 2020 494 The purpose of the following analysis is to highlight rhetorical patterns common during wartime across multiple decades and forms of mass media communication, and to demonstrate how the technologies of media intersect with rhetorical patterns in the ...
Collaborative authoring and the virtual problem of context in writing courses 2012 3591 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...
Undue burdens: the Black woman subject in June Medical Services LLC. V. Russo : and, “Will you test your strength out on me?”: comic disruptions and the rhetorical memoir 2020 194 Examining the US Supreme Court case June Medical Services LLC V. Russo, I draw on the complicated trajectory of Louisiana law and Alexander Weheliye’s theorization of the assemblage of the nonhuman to argue that Black women in Louisiana face particul...