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Network Rhetoric: A Network Ethnography of the Knowledge Work of System Builders in Child Care and Early Learning
An interdisciplinary project situated at the intersection of workplace writing, network theory, rhetorical theory and the study of public discourses, this dissertation argues for how these areas of inquiry intersect productively so that we can better understand the effects of workplace writing on the social and material worlds ...
Women in the English Language Dictionary
"Women in the English Language Dictionary," is at once a historical account and rhetorical analysis of how women have been involved in the English dictionary from its bilingual beginnings in the early modern period to its present-day array of instantiations. Departing from well-worn accounts of the English dictionary as a ...
What Is Known: Prose Pieces
Five chapters of a novel-in-progress (titled "What Is Known"); one essay (titled "And Yet"); and one short story (titled "A Satisfying View").
Crossing the Border
A collection of linked stories feature Americans abroad as they set forth on backpacking journey through Central America, serving at a teaching post in rural South Korea, and trekking in the mountains in Morocco. These characters struggle with the unique relationship between travelers, as well as the intimate connection ...
The Purple Vest
Pages 1-44: Poetry written for creative thesis. The Purple Vest. Pages 45-69: Critical essay examining some metaphysical techniques in Elizabeth Bishop's poetry. The conversational technique in poetry, and the expression of the act of the mind, can be found in contemporary metaphysical poetry such as that of Bishop's.
The Blank Between Us
Poetry Manuscript exploring mother-daughter relationships, grief, and finding one's voice.
Learning the Languages of Nostalgia in Modern and Contemporary Literature
This dissertation builds upon recent discourses on nostalgia that focus on the generative potential of a sustained melancholic stance and position the past as resource for the future. My particular interest is in the potential for de-subjectification out of regulatory regimes, as outlined in the work of Judith Butler, ...
Technoqueer: Re/Con/Figuring Posthuman Narratives
This dissertation addresses the intersections of queer and technology to rethink the posthuman as raced, gendered, and queered as co-constituted through and by technology. Given technoculture's appropriation of queerness as yet another identity category subject to individualist manipulation and the near invisibility or silence ...
Where Knowledge Thrives: The Role of the Metaphorical in Scientific Process
My Ph. D. dissertation concerns one of the major issues in the rhetoric of science, the function of metaphors in scientific discourse. It explores the relation between knowledge production and a metaphorical kind of language that posits, specifies, and guides research on what is as yet unknown. An appropriate term for this ...
Revels End: A Conceptual History of the Late Medieval and Early Modern English University Stage
Academic drama has, once again, been rediscovered after being largely ignored by the New Critics and the historicists during the second half of the last century. The vast majority of this recent attention - most notably Jonathan Walker and Paul Streufert's collection Early Modern Academic Drama (2008) - considers theatrical ...