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The Rhetoric of Silence: John Cage, Exigence and the Art of the Commonplace
(University of Waterloo, 2009-10-02)
This thesis approaches the work of American avant-garde composer John Cage from an unconventional perspective by utilizing rhetorical theory to examine the intellectual history informing his collected writings in the text ...
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 ...