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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 ...
Horticultural Landscapes in Middle English Romance
(University of Waterloo, 2008-09-23)
Gardens played a significant role in the lives of European peoples living in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. By producing texts in which gardens and other cultivated landscapes are used as symbol and setting, ...
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 ...
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, ...
Does NME even know what a music blog is?: The Rhetoric and Social Meaning of MP3 Blogs
(University of Waterloo, 2008-09-19)
MP3 blogs and their aggregators, which have risen to prominence over the past four years, are presenting an alternative way of promoting and discovering new music. I will argue that MP3 files greatly affect MP3 blogs in ...