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Contextual Complexities and Nelson Mandela's Braided Rhetoric
(University of Waterloo, 2019-05-21)
This dissertation revolves around the complex political circumstances in apartheid South Africa that produced Nelson Mandela the rhetorician, human rights activist, and the longest political prisoner in human history. The ...
“That’s Gold, Jerry, Gold!”: The Sophisticated Contradiction at the Heart of Stand-Up Comedy
(University of Waterloo, 2016-12-15)
This dissertation examines the word “sophisticated” by re-situating it within the Greek tradition and explicating how such a move informs a study of humor and amusement. In regard to “techniques and theories,” the OED ...
Talk, Body, Performance: Mental Health Rhetoric in Corporate, Government, and Institutional Settings
(University of Waterloo, 2018-09-17)
Rhetorical studies in health and medicine often point out the ways in which medical empiricism is structured as an arhetorical entity. This dissertation delves into a rhetorical analysis of psychiatric illness through a ...
Aural, Ocular, and Sequential Rhetoric in Two Contemporary American Stories, in Prose and Film: Patterns of Anxiety in Fight Club and The Road
(University of Waterloo, 2017-02-21)
The dissertation rhetorically examines anxiety and fear in Fight Club and The Road, in their both cinematic and prose versions, texts that reflect a mood of contemporary American society that has been characterized by ...
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, ...
Endorsement Editorials: Rhetorical Strategies of Compelling Arguments
(University of Waterloo, 2012-04-30)
This thesis reports on a rhetorical study of endorsement editorials published in Canadian newspapers during the spring 2011 federal election. These editorials, intended to encourage readers to support or vote for a candidate ...