To read dissertations, visit the Texts and Technology STARS archive.


2019

Hearing the Voices of the Deserters: Activist Critical Making in Electronic Literature, Laura Okkema

The Heralds of the Dawn: A History of the Motion Picture Industry in the State of Florida, 1908-2019, David Morton

Moving Towards a Dialogic Pedagogy: Using Video Feedback as a Teaching Tool to Respond to Writing across Disciplines, Paul Martin

Measuring Player Perceptions of Freedom and Control in Modded and Unmodded Versions of Bethesda’s Skyrim: A Qualitative Play Study, Mark Kretzschmar

Power to the People: Responsible Facilitation in Co-Creative Story-Making, Amanda Hill

Curating Culture Through Social Media in the 21st Century: Orlando as a Case Study for Arts Participation and Engagement Among Millennials, Wendy Givoglu


2018

Exploring a Three-Dimensional Narrative Medium: The Theme Park as “De Sprookjessprokkelaar,” The Gatherer and Teller of Stories, Carissa Baker

Learning Spaces are WAC: Investigating How Classroom Space Design Influences Student Disciplinary Identities, Landon Berry

Using Hashtags to Disambiguate Aboutness in Social Media Discourse: A Case Study of #OrlandoStrong, Nicholas DeArmas

Celebrities, Fans, and Queering Gender Norms: A Critical Examination of Lady Gaga’s, Nicki Minaj’s, and Fans’ Use of Instagram, Brandy Dieterle

The Resonance and Residue of the First African American Newspaper: How Freedom’s Journal Created Space in the Early 19th Century, Valerie Kasper

Digital Citizenship Tools for Cause-Based Campaigns: A Broadened Spectrum of Social Media Engagement and Participation-Scale Methodology, Jennifer Miller

Emergent Narrative: Stories of Play, Playing with Stories, Eric Murnane

Reimagining Composition One as a Course in Storytelling Across Disciplines Using New Media, Angel O’Keeffe

Narrative Transportation and Virtual Reality: Exploring the Immersive Qualities of Social Justice in the Digital World, Sara Raffel

Touching the Unreal: The Definition, Narrative Strategies, and Aesthetics of 3D Cartoon Narratives., Nathan Snow


2017

Nam June Paik and Avant-Garde as Pedagogy: Promoting Student Engagement and Interdisciplinary Thinking in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom, Marci Mazzarotto

Digital Dissonance: Horror Cultures in the Age of Convergent Technologies, Daniel Powell

School Has a Bad Storyline: Gamification in Educational Environments, Irene L. Pynn

Noise Thinks the Anthropocene: An Experiment in Noise Poetics, Aaron Zwintscher


2016

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, Cassandra Branham

From Ashes To Ashé: Memorializing Traumatic Events Through Participatory Digital Archives, Patricia Carlton

Dining with the Cyborgs: Disembodied Consumption and the Rhetoric of Food Media in the Digital Age, Maggie Cotto

Building a Foundation for Goal-Attainment and Problem-Solving in Interdisciplinary Studies: Reimagining Web-Based Core Curriculum through a Classical Lens, Said Jardaneh

Exploring Repurposing Across Contexts: How Adolescents’ New Literacies Practices Can Inform Understandings about Writing-Related Transfer, Cynthia Mitchell

Sherlock Fandom Online: Toward an Ethic of Advocacy, Jennifer Wojton


2015

Critical Programming: Toward a Philosophy of Computing, John Bork

Good Works: The Topoi of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Travel and Tourism Industry, Connie Culler

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, William Dorner

Making Waves, Mixing Colors, and Using Mirrors: The Self-Regulated Learning Support Features and Procedural Rhetoric of Three Whole-Body Educational Games, Emily Johnson

Disciplinary Mythologies: A Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis of Performance Enhancement Technologies in Sports, John Lamothe

The Impact of User-Generated Interfaces on the Participation of Users with a Disability in Virtual Environments: Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft Model, Donald Merritt

Watch Me Disappear: Gendered Bodies, Pro-Anorexia, and Self-Injury in Virtual Communities, Leandra Preston-Sidler


2014

Composing the Classroom, Constructing Hybridity: Writing Technology in(to) First-Year Composition Course Design, Christopher Friend

Tractors and Genres: Knowledge-Making and Identity Formation in an Agricultural Community, Marcy Galbreath

Kaleidoscopic Community History: Theories of Databased Rhetorical History-Making, Amy Larner Giroux

Recycled Modernity: Google, Immigration History, and the Limits for H-1B, Neil Patten


2013

Inverse Intuition: Repurposing As A Method To Create New Artifacts, To Invent New Practices, And To Produce New Knowledge, Warren Jones

The Hermeneutics Of The Hard Drive: Using Narratology, Natural Language Processing, And Knowledge Management To Improve The Effectiveness Of The Digital Forensic Process, Mark Pollitt

Capillarity: A Theory Of Mlearning And Its Application In Emerging Markets, David Rogers


2012

Examining Gender In Pharmaceutical Rhetoric Through A Cultural Studies Lens: A Case Study On The Gardasil Vaccine, Jennifer Fickley-Baker

Somatechnologies Of Body Size Modification: Posthuman Embodiment And Discourses Of Health, Meghan Griffin

Placing Birds On A Dynamic Evolutionary Map: Using Digital Tools To Update The Evolutionary Metaphor Of The “tree Of Life”, Sonia Stephens

Deconstructing Disability, Assistive Technology: Secondary Orality, The Path To Universal Access, Tara Prakash Tripathi

Engaging And Enacting Writing In First-year Composition: Re-imagining Student Self-efficacy In Writing, Mary L. Tripp

Theses/Dissertations from 2011
The Visual Divide Islam Vs. The West, Image Peception In Cross-cultural Contexts, Hatem Nazir Akil

Remediation And The Task Of The Translator In The Digital Age Digitally Translating Simone Schwarz-bart’s Pluie Et Vent Sur T??lum??e Miracle, Stacey Lynn DiLiberto

E-portfolios And Digital Identities Using E-portfolios To Examine Issues In Technical Communication, Jane E. Moody


2010

A Screen Of One’s Own The Tpec And Feminist Technological Textuality In The 21st Century, Amy J. Barnickel

Virtual Hood: Exploring The Hip-hop Culture Experience In A British Online Community., Natalia Cherjovsky

Prospects For Change: Creating A Blended Learning Program Through A Culture Of Support, Bill Leach

Multi-modal Reading For Low Level Readers, Jamie O’Neal

The Rhetoric Of The Regional Image Interpreting The Visual Products Of Regional Plannning, Alissa Barber Torres

Defining Workplace Information Fluency Skills For Technical Communication Students, Yuejiao Zhang


2009

Political Spaces And Remediated Places: Rearticulating The Role Of Technology In The Writing Center, Russell Carpenter

Pedagogical Re-mediation In Hybrid Courses: A Case Study Of Five First-year Composition Instructors, Rebecca Middlebrook

Digital Research Cycles: How Attitudes Toward Content, Culture And Technology Affect Web Development., Edward Scott

Information-seeking Strategies Of Doctoral Students And Implications For Design Of The Graduate School Web Space, Debra Winter


2008

From Textbooks To Safety Briefings: Helping Technical Writers Negotiate Complex Rhetorical Situations, Brian Blackburne

Outside The Frame: Towards A Phenomenology Of Texts And Technology, Anthony Crisafi

Green Chairs, Fictional Phalluses, Infiltration, And Love On The Rocks: Medical Imaging Artifacts Blown Up, Lynn Koller

The Development Of Loop-based Cinematic Techniques In Twentieth Century Motion Pictures And Their Application In Early Digital C, David Scoma

Memories And Milestones: The Brighton Seminole Tribe Of Florida And The Digitization Of Culture, April Van Camps


2007

Patchwork Culture: Quilt Tactics And Digitextuality, Michelle P. Barrett Ferrier

Postmodern Feminism, Hypertext, And The Rhetoric Of Cooking Websites, Heather Eaton McGrane

Space Matters: An Institutional Critique Of Distance Learning Within The University Of Central Florida English Department, Lori Mumpower

Recreational Technology And Its Impact On The Learning Development Of Children Ages 4-8: A Meta-analysis For The 21st Century Cl, Joey Templeton


2006

The Kiosk Culture: Reconciling The Performance Support Paradox In The Postmodern Age Of Machines, Thomas Cavanagh

Memory-craft: The Role Of Domestic Technology In Women’s Journals, Tammy Powley


2004

A Software-based Knowledge Management System Using Narrative Texts, Thomas Rudy McDaniel

A Rhetoric Of Technology: The Discourse In U.S. Army Manuals And Handbooks, Sherry Ann Steward