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‘Just’ a sweet transvestite(?): (re)contextualizing Rocky Horror’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter 2021 2166 Over the past decade, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the gender-bending Frankenstein riff of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror [Picture] Show has found his/her/themselves caught in a tangled web of blurred and conflicting gender conceptions as the original sta...
Changing the game : the rhetorical approach of “no dice, no masters” tabletop RPGs 2022 893 This thesis is a rhetorical analysis of gamebooks for the tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) Dream Askew by Avery Alder and Wanderhome by Jay Dragon. Using Dungeons and Dragons as the ubiquitous example of a TTRPG that operates on foundations of hie...
The feminist we never knew we needed: digitally archiving and recovering the works of Fanny Fern 2019 440 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...
Black Voices in Fantasy: Why they matter 2024 75 This thesis examines the role of fantasy literature in articulating themes of ancestry, heritage, and racial identity, focusing on four contemporary novels: *Children of Blood and Bone* by Tomi Adeyemi, *The Blood Trials* by N.E. Davenport, *The Gild...
Grabbing him by the tweets: presidential parody as political activism 2018 676 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 ...
Archival artistry: exploring disability aesthetics in late Twentieth Century higher education 2018 857 This thesis posits an innovative framework for rhetorically (re)analyzing disability history in higher education by overlapping disability rhetoric with disability aesthetics. In Academic Ableism Jay Dolmage argues that an institution’s aesthetic ide...
Before the aftermath: a pedagogy for disaster responsiveness 2019 871 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...
Rewriting rhetorical perfection: claiming agency and enacting embodiment within ballet’s culture of perfection 2015 2359 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...
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 479 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 ...
Making protest matter: bodies, objects, and rhetorical assemblage in social justice movements 2020 920 Making Protest Matter: Bodies, Objects, and Rhetorical Assemblage in Social Justice Movements considers three historical social movements in the 20th century to examine the rhetorical power of body-object assemblage in protest moments. Focused on thr...
Regionalizing rhetoric : making, writing, and teaching place 2022 107 Rhetoricians have argued that place and culture are rhetorical, and that rhetoric is placed and cultural. This project identifies the rhetorics of place at work in popular writing, marketing and public relations efforts, and postsecondary teaching. I...