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"Drawn towards the lens": Representations and Receptions of Photography in Britain, 1839 to 1853
(University of Waterloo, 2008-12-09)
This dissertation studies the earliest years of photography’s invention. Attention to the earliest conceptions of photography reveals a more complex and contested understanding of the nature and significance of photographic ...
An Eurhythmatic Response to Adaptive Accrual: A Rhetoric of Adaptation
(University of Waterloo, 2008-01-21)
This dissertation applies to the study of adaptation principles of rhetoric, transtextual analysis and visual semiotics. It posits that adaptations are imitations-with-variations and that rather than existing in binary, ...
Signature Event C*ntext
(University of Waterloo, 2008-01-25)
This thesis examines how context in Derridean signature theory is taboo and underutilized, and calls signature theory to embrace the contaminating mark of context. Signature theory, as proposed by Jacques Derrida and Peggy ...