Date of Award

2021-12-01

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

English Rhetoric and Composition

Advisor(s)

Lucia Dura

Abstract

This dissertation advances a theory of affective rhetoricity through personal narrative and an integrative literature review as a methodological approach. The project draws on a theoretical framework constructed from intra- and extra-disciplinary theories of posthumanism, affect, language, material feminism, object-oriented ontology, new materialism, and rhetoric through which collisions between objects and language are examined as arguments for affective rhetoricity as a revised way of understanding rhetoric’s force. The study culminates with ethical and pedagogical implications for the rhetoric and writing classroom, what it means to enact an ontological disposition toward writing, and an exploration of our human capacity to write more meaningfully.

Language

en

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

File Size

110 p.

File Format

application/pdf

Rights Holder

Alison Wells Zepeda

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