English Ph.D. Dissertations

English Ph.D. Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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The Revolution Will Be Spotified: A Rhetorical Analysis of Music as a Mode of Resistance in the 21st Century, Triauna Rachelle Carey

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Making Their Voices Heard: How Women in Kosovo Used Amplification to Ensure Representation in a Newly Created Democracy, Darlene A. Johnston

Dissertations from 2019

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By Any Other Name: (Mis)Understanding Transfer-Focused Feminist Pedagogy, Sara A. Austin

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Becomings of Space and Collaboration: Applying Design Thinking to a Study of Space and Collaboration in the Collab Lab, Lauren Garskie

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The Queer Art of Writing: (Re)Imagining Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Transgenre Composing, Kristin LaFollette-Samson

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Rhetorical Embodied Performance in/as Writing Instruction: Practicing Identity and Lived Experience in TA Education, Kelly A. Moreland

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Harnessing Multimodality in First-Year Composition Classroom in Second Language (L2) Settings to Enhance Effective Writing, Stephen Ohene-Larbi

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Networks of Interaction: Writing Course Design through Fourth Generation Activity Theory and Principles of Play, Marshall Saenz

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The Role of Space and Place: A Case Study of Students', Experiences in Online First-Year Writing Courses (OFWYCs), Lauren E. Salisbury

Dissertations from 2018

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Theorizing a Settlers' Approach to Decolonial Pedagogy: Storying as Methodologies, Humbled, Rhetorical Listening and Awareness of Embodiment, Danielle E. Donelson

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Teaching Them to Fish: Creative Nonfiction as a Toolkit for Transfer, Nicholas Edmund Novosel

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From Pro-Ana to Bikini Bridge: The Online Discourse of Eating Disorders, Stephen John Raulli

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The Phenomenon of Academic Labor in 21st Century Composition: A Heuristic For Textual Study, Joseph William Robertshaw

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International Teaching Assistant (ITA) training program at Bowling Green State University: Putting the needs of ITAs and the expectations of undergraduate native English-speaking students (NESSS) in conversation, Soha Youssef

Dissertations from 2017

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Learning to Teach Locally: A Case Study of Graduate Students', Teaching Philosophies and Classroom Practices, Caleb Acton James

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General Studies Writing (GSW) Digital Communication at Bowling Green State University: To Web 2.0 or not to Web 2.0?, Brianna C. Mauk

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Digital Literacy and Composing Practices of Second Language Students: A Student Perspective on Writing, Technology, and Privilege, Jeffrey Salem Moore

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Analyzing the Feedback Preferences and Learning Styles of Second-Language Students in ESOL Writing Courses at Bowling Green State University, Adam Sprague

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Devout Pedagogies: A Textual Analysis of Late Nineteenth Century Christian Women, Tiffany R. Wang

Dissertations from 2016

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Tools of Play: Developing a Pedagogical Framework for Gaming Literacy in the Multimodal Composition Classroom, Tina Arduini

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Towards A Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Caribbean Rhetoric: African Guyanese Women from the Village of Buxton Transforming Oral History, Pauline Baird

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Practitioners of Earth: The Literacy Practices and Civic Rhetorics of Grassroots Cartographers and Writing Instructors, April Rayana Conway

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Literacies in Context: Working-Class Deaf Adults, Christine Marie Garbett

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Fat Cyborgs: Body Positive Activism, Shifting Rhetorics and Identity Politics in the Fatosphere, Aimee N. Taylor

Dissertations from 2015

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Through Their Lenses: Examining Community-Sponsored Digital Literacy Practices in Appalachia, Megan Elizabeth Adams

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Computer Algorithms as Persuasive Agents: The Rhetoricity of Algorithmic Surveillance within the Built Ecological Network, Estee Natee Beck

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Claiming and Framing African American Male Ethos: Case Studies of the Literacy Practices of Two African American Male Writers, Shirley Elizabeth Faulkner-Springfield

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At War with Words: Understanding U.S. Service-Personnel's Literate Practices for a Universal Design for Learning Worldview, Mariana Grohowski

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Socializing First Year Composition: A Study of Social Networking Sites', Impact on First Year Students, Kenneth J. Hayes

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Rhetorical Inquiry: Feminist Argumentative Modes and Expectations in Detective Fiction, Eden Leone

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New at Barnes and Noble: An Argument for More Public Based Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition Studies, Craig Truitt Olsen

Dissertations from 2014

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Theorizing Mental Models in Disciplinary Writing Ecologies through Scholarship, Talk-Aloud Protocols, and Semi-Structured Interviews, Laural L. Adams

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Multimodal Expressions of Young Arab Muslim American Women, Amira Akl

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Fostering Language Diversity through Classroom-Based Writing Assessment Practices, Amanda Gall Athon

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Writing in the Age of Mobile: Smartphone and Tablet Multiliteracies and Their Implications for Writing as Process, Matthew Bridgewater

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The Semiotics, Practical Application, and Assessment of the Modalities, Kent Alan Lenz

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Reconsidering Teacher Commentary As Interactive And Collaborative Dialogue: Implications For Student Writing And Revising, Deborah Eileen Morris

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A Sharper Point: A Feminist, Multimodal Heuristic for Analyzing Knitted Rhetoric, Heather Elizabeth Pristash

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Teaching People, Not Writing: Civic Education & Critical Pedagogies in the Multimodal Writing Classroom, Michael David Salitrynski

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Affective Possibilities for Rhetoric and Writing: How We Might Self-Assess Potentiality in Composition, Martha Wilson Schaffer

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Relationship Literacy and Polyamory: A Queer Approach, Heather Anne Trahan

Dissertations from 2013

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Post-Literacy: Designing Writing Curricula around Emerging Literate Activities, George Bret Bowers

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Community-Sponsored Literate Activity and Technofeminism: Ethnographic Inquiry of Feministing, Kerri Elise Hauman

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Identity Chats: Co-Authorized Narratives and the Performance of Writerly Selves in Mass-Multiliterate Times, Stacy Kastner

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Writing Centers as Literacy Sponsors in the 21st Century: Investigating Multiliteracy Center Theory and Practice, Jeffrey S. J. Kirchoff

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Preaching and Technology: A Study of Attitudes and Practices, Alison C. Witte

Dissertations from 2012

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"Among Ourselves:" The Collaborative Rhetorics of Nineteenth Century Ladies' Literary Societies, Katherine Helene Fredlund

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Process and PostProcess in China's Educational Context, Jie Li

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Some (Still) Like it Hot: Re-envisioning Transdisciplinarity and Collaboration in First Year Composition and Jazz, Krista L. Petrosino

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Deliberative Rhetoric in the Twelfth Century: The Case for Eleanor of Aquitaine, Noblewomen, and the Ars Dictaminis, Shawn D. Ramsey

Dissertations from 2011

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Silence as a Rhetor's Tool: Rhetorical Choices for and uses of Silence, Suzan E. Aiken

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First-Generation College Students Transitioning to Graduate Teachers of Writing: A Proposed First-Generation Pedagogy, Emily Jordan Beard

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Digital Media Ethics in the Writing Classroom, Toby F. Coley

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Latino/as in Higher Education: Modes of Accommodation in First-Year Writing Programs, Vanessa Michelle Cozza

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Composing Rhetoric and Composition Program Websites: A Situated Study and a Heuristic Model, Joey Jason Erickson

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Answering the Call of Duty: Composition Pedagogy Problems, Multimodal Solutions, and Gaming Literacies, Bobby James Kuechenmeister

Dissertations from 2010

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Preparing Doctoral Students in Rhetoric and Composition for Faculty Careers that Contribute to the Public Good, Stephanie M. Anderson Quinn

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Epideictic Without the Praise: A Heuristic Analysis for Rhetoric of Blame, Elizabeth L. Church

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Transitioning to E-Portfolios in a First-Year Writing Program, Brittany Barger Cottrill

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Remediating Democracy: Youtube and the Vernacular Rhetorics of Web 2.0, Erin F. Dietel-McLaughlin

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The Adult Learner in the Online Writing Course, Cheryl A. Hoy

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Remediating the Professionalization of Doctoral Students in Rhetoric and Composition, Meredith Graupner Hurley

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Placing One Program's Assessment and Its Effects on a Novice Teacher, Jeremy Lee Schnieder

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Remediating Rhetorical Room at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair: Lucy Stone, Mary Cassatt, and Ida B. Wells, Yvonne R. Schultz

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Weaving Web 2.0 and the Writing Process with Feminist Pedagogy, Ruijie Zhao

Dissertations from 2009

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Rhetoric and The Scholarship of Engagement: Pragmatic, Professional, and Ethical Convergences, Heather Renae Fester

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The Multimodal Kitchen: Cookbooks as Women’s Rhetorical Practice, Elizabeth Jean Fleitz

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The Art of Heterotopian Rhetoric: A Theory of Science Fiction as Rhetorical Discourse, Robert Christopher Graves

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Preparation of Graduate Assistants Teaching First-Year Writing at Ohio Universities, Amie Caroline Wolf

Dissertations from 2008

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The Girls of MySpace: New Media as Gendered Literacy Practice and Identity Construction, Jennifer Marie Almjeld

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From Cyberspace to Print: Re-examining the Effects of Collaborative Online Invention on First-year Academic Writing, Florence Elizabeth Bacabac

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Audience Matters: Exploring Audience in Undergraduate Creative Writing, Christine Peters Cucciarre

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Feminist and other Intertwining Pedagogies of Writing Instruction in The University of Findlay's Intensive English Language Program, Erin Knoche Laverick

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Female Fabrications: An Examination of the Public and Private Aspects of Nüshu, Ann-Gee Lee

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Community Revisited: Invoking the Subjectivity of the Online Learner, Sergey Rybas

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Acquiring Literacy: Techne, Video Games and Composition Pedagogy, James Robert Schirmer

Dissertations from 2007

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Toward Seamless Transition? Dual Enrollment and the Composition Classroom, Christine M. Denecker

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Post-9/11 Rhetorical Theory and Composition Pedagogy: Fostering Trauma Rhetorics as Civic Space, Robin M. Murphy

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Confronting Aging and Serious Illness through Journaling: A Study of Writing as Therapy, Lucie Shetzer

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Dynamic Criteria Mapping: A Study of the Rhetorical Values of Placement Evaluators, Eric Wesley Stalions

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Indirectness in Vietnamese Newspaper Commentaries: A Pilot Study, Thai T. Tran

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Turning the Noose that Binds into a Rope to Climb: A Textual Search for Rhetorical and Linguistic Gender-markings in Speech Samples of Three Contemporary Female Orators, Angela Wallington Zimmann

Dissertations from 2006

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“Old Wine” and “New Wineskins”: (De)Colonizing Literacy in Kenya’s Higher Education, Mwangi Chege

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Computers, Composition and Context: Narratives of Pedagogy and Technology Outside the Computers and Writing Community, Richard Colby

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First-year Composition Handbooks: Buffering the Winds of Change, Christopher Sean Harris

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The Construction of Self in the Contemporary Creative Writing Workshop: A Personal Journey, Brent Jason Royster

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Resistance as Negotiation: Strategies and Tactics for Redefining Power Relationships in the Composition Classroom, Rebekah Shultz Colby

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Composition Studies and Teaching Anxiety: A Pilot Study of Teaching Groups and Discipline- and Program-Specific Triggers, Brennan M. Thomas

Dissertations from 2005

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Visualizing Levinas: Existence and Existents Through Mulholland Drive, Memento, and Vanilla Sky, Holly Lynn Baumgartner

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A Public View of Private Writing: Personal Weblogs and Adolescent Girls, Lanette Cadle

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Re-Vision: A Rhetorical Analysis of Change in the Holocaust Memorial Center, Ramona Lee Dunckel

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Painted Sermons: Explanatory Rhetoric and William Holman Hunt's Inscribed Frames, Karen D. Rowe

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Speaking of Sex: The Rhetorical Strategies of Frances Willard, Victoria Woodhull, and Ida Craddock, Inez Schaechterle