Dissertations

2016

  • Cassandra Branham – Wounded Warrior or War Hero? Or Maybe, Neither?: Resisting Common Tropes of the Veteran and Developing Digital Literacy Practices via Narrative Building and Identity Presentation in Social Networking Spaces
  • Patricia Carlton – From Ashes to Ashé: Memoralizing Traumatic Events through Participatory Digital Archives
  • Maggie Cotto – Dining with the Cyborgs: Disembodied Consumption and the Rhetoric of Food Media in the Digital Age
  • Said (Kevin) Jardaneh – Building a Foundation for Goal-Attainment and Problem-Solving in Interdisciplinary Studies: Reimagining Web-Based Core Curriculum through a Classical Lens
  • Cynthia Mitchell – Exploring Repurposing Across Contexts: How Adolescents' New Literacies Practices Can Inform Understandings about Writing-Related Transfer
  • Jennifer Wojton – Sherlock Fandom Online: Toward an Ethic of Advocacy for Asexual Identity

2015

  • John R. Bork – Critical Programming toward a Philosophy of Computing
  • Connie Culler - Good Works: The Topoi of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • William Dorner – The Practice and Benefit of Applying Digital Markup in Preserving Texts and Creating Digital Editions: A Poetical Analysis of a Blank-Verse Translation of Virgil’s Aeneid [more]

    This artifact is a digital edition of a 1794 English translation of Virgil’s Aeneid. It employs a customized digital markup schema based on the guidelines set forth by the Text Encoding Initiative to indicate a set of poetic figures—such as simile and alliteration—within that text for analysis. It is presented in two separate content management systems: the California Digital Library's eXtensible Text Framework (XTF), and the University of Indiana's TEI Boilerplate.
    AENEID | The Aeneid of Virgil, Translated into Blank Verse

  • Emily K. Johnson - Making Waves, Mixing Colors, and Using Mirrors: The Self-regulated Learning Support Features and Procedural Rhetoric of Three Whole-Body Educational Games
  • John Lamothe - Disciplinary Mythologies: A Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis of Performance Enhancement Technologies in Sports
  • Donald F. Merritt II – The Impact of User-Generated Interfaces on the Participation of Users with a Disability in Virtual Environments: Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft Model
  • Leandra A. Preston-Sidler – Watch Me Disappear: Gendered Bodies, Pro-Anorexia, and Self-Injury in Virtual Communities

2014

  • Christopher R. Friend - Composing the Classroom, Constructing Hybridity: Writing Technology in(to) Composition Course Design
  • Marcy L. Galbreath  -  Tractors and Genres: Knowledge-Making and Identity Formation in an Agricultural Community
  • Amy Larner Giroux - Kaleidoscopic Community History: Theories of Databased Cultural Rhetoric
  • Neil Patten - Recycled Modernity: Google, Immigration History, and the Limits for H-1B

2013

  • Warren G. Jones II - Inverse Intuition: Repurposing as a Method to Create New Artifacts, to Invent new Practices, and to Produce new Knowledge
  • Mark Pollitt – The Hermeneutics of the Hard Drive: Using Narratology, Natural Language Processing, and Knowledge Management to Improve the Effectiveness of the Digital Forensic Process

2012

  • Jennifer Fickley-Baker – Examining Gender in Pharmaceutical Rhetoric Through a Cultural Studies Lens: A Case Study on the Gardasil Vaccine
  • Meghan Griffin – Somatechnologies of Body Size Modification: Posthuman Embodiment and Discourses of Health
  • Sonia H. Stephens – Placing Birds on a Dynamic Evolutionary Map: Using Digital Tools to Update the Evolutionary Metaphor of the "Tree of Life"
  • Tara Prakash Tripathi – Deconstructing Disability, Assistive Technology: Secondary Orality, The Path to Universal Access
  • Mary Tripp – Engaging and Enacting Writing in First-Year Composition: Re-Imagining Student Self-Efficacy in Writing

2011

  • Hatem Akil – The Visual Divide: Islam versus the West, Image Perception in Cross-Cultural Contexts
  • Stacey DiLiberto – Remediation and the Task of the Translator in the Digital Age: Digitally Translating Simone Schwarz‐Bart’s "Pluie Et Vent Sur Télumée Miracle"
  • Jane Moody – E-Portfolios and Digital Identities: Using E-Portfolios to Examine Issues in Technical Communication

2010

  • Amy Barnickel – A Screen of One's Own: The TPEC and Feminist Technological Textuality in the 21st Century
  • Christina Kapp – From Shadowmourne to Folk Art: Articulating a Vision of Elearning for the 21st Century
  • Alissa Torres – The Rhetoric of the Regional Image: Interpreting the Visual Products of Regional Planning

2009

  • Russell Carpenter – Political Spaces and Remediated Places: Rearticulating the Role of Technology in the Writing Center
  • Rebecca Middlebrook –Pedagogical Re-Mediation in Hybrid Courses: A Case Study of Five First-Year Composition Instructors
  • Edward Scott – Digital Research Cycles: How Attitudes Toward Content, Culture, and Technology Affect Web Development
  • Debra Winter – Information-Seeking Strategies of Early Doctoral Students

2008

  • Brian Blackburne – Seeing How Safety Flies: Visual and Digital Rhetorics and Airline Safety Communications
  • Anthony Crisafi – The Digital Dissertation: Hermeneutics and Heuretics of a Digital Text
  • Lynn Koller – The Fragmented Patient: A Proposal for the Review of the Shifted Gaze
  • David Scoma – The Evolution of Loop-Based Cinematic Techniques in Twentieth Century Motion Pictures and Their Applications in Early Digital Cinema
  • April Van Camp – Chickees, Sofkee, and Disney Princesses: Technological Trends and Transformation in the Brighton Seminole Tribe of Florida

2007

  • Heather Eaton – Women, the Web, and Welsh Rarebit: Postfeminism, Hypertext, and the Rhetoric of Industry Leading Cooking Websites
  • Michelle Ferrier – The Hperrhetoric of the Quilt: Agency in a Technologized World
  • Lori Mumpower – The Spatiality of Distance Learning: An Institutional Critique of Distance within the University of Central Florida English Department
  • Joey Templeton – Technology and Its Impact on the Learning Processes of Children Ages 5-8: A Metaanalysis with Proposals for the 21st Century Classroom

2006

  • Tom Cavanagh – Kiosk Culture: Reconciling the Performance Support Paradox in the Post-Modern Age of Machines
  • Tammy Powley – Memory-Craft: The Role of Domestic Technology in Women’s Journals
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