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Dissertations from 2017

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Mapping a Beat Repertoire: Recovering Everyday Life Performances of the Women of the Beat Generation, Stephanie Patricia Heath

Dissertations from 2016

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Equipment for Dying: A Dramatistic Critique of Heroism and the Crises Assaulting Returning Soldiers, Jonathan Mark Broussard

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The Repertoire of Understanding: The Linguistic Patterning of Repetition and Alignment within Supportive Conversations, Kaitlin Emily Cannava

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What Every New Coach Should Know: Analysis of Coaches' Goals for Organizational Entry/Assimilation, through the Goals-Plans-Action Theory and Socioemotional Selectivity Theory, Destini J'ne Hughes

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"I Listen to Their Story, They Listen to My Comments, and Then I Pocket My Fee:" Sherlock Holmes as Rhetorical Equipment for Living, Andrew Cessna Jones

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After Images: Using Augusto Boal's Image Theatre to Balance Artistry, Analysis, and Activism in the Performance Composition Process, Bonny Leah McDonald

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There’s a Skid Row Everywhere, and This is Just the Headquarters: Impacts of Urban Revitalization Policies in the Homeless Community of Skid Row, Douglas Mungin

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Relational Effects of Person-Centered Comfort, Andrea Jean Vickery

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Relational Red Flags: Detecting Undesirable Qualities in Initial Romantic Encounters, Richard C. White

Dissertations from 2015

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Musicking New Orleans Street Musicians: A Methodology for Writing About Music, Savannah Cadi Rose Ganster

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Rhetoric and Food: The Rise of the Food Truck Movement, Bryan W. Moe

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Examining Electronic Medical Records System Adoption and Implications for Emergency Medicine Practice and Providers, Barbara Cook Overton

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Mark Twain, James Thurber, and David Sedaris: American Literary Humorists, Liz Sills

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Regarding Suicide: A Textually Informed Rhetorical and Psychoanalytic Construct of the State of Disconstituency, Disconstitutive Rhetoric, and the Disconstituent as Related to the Constitutive Rhetorical Structure of the Vanishing Subject, Charles Stowers Womelsdorf

Dissertations from 2014

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Teacher Matters: Teacher Normative Influence and Student Persistence in College, Jonathan Paul Denham

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Paul Tillich's Communication Theology and the Rhetoric of Existentialism, Elizabeth R. Earle

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Performing Joseph Cornell's chronotopes of assemblage, Sarah Kathryn Jackson

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Raptivism: the Act of Hip Hop’s Counterpublic Sphere Forming into a Social Movement to Seize its Political Opportunities, Matthew C. Maddex

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The Devil Made Her Do It: Three Horror Film Case Studies in the Exorcism Subgenre, Charles Austin McDonald II

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"Post Your Version Here!": Performances in/of Online, Noncommercial, Video-to-Video Adaptations, Lyndsay Michalik

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Staging the voice : towards a critical vocal performance pedagogy, Derek Mudd

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The twin taboos of discussing religion and politics : a study of six "basic" emotions and interpersonal relationships in response to Rick Perry's "Strong", Michael Francis Rold

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Screening TED: A rhetorical analysis of the intersections of rhetoric, digital media, and pedagogy, Joseph Alan Watson

Dissertations from 2013

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Volatile congregations : crisis sensemaking in a Southern Baptist Church, Brandon Douglas Bannon

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When we break bread together: perceptions of consensus amongst queer organizers, David M. Caswell

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Masada performances : the contested indentities of touristic spaces, Ariel Gratch

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Performing folk punk : agonistic performances of intersectionality, Benjamin D. Haas

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Sport team fandom, arousal, and communication : a multimethod comparison of sport team identification with psychological, cognitive, behavioral, affective, and physiological measures, Shaughan Alan Keaton

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The relationship between forgiveness, imagined interactions, empathy and relational satisfaction among long-distance romantic couples, Christopher Michael Mapp

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Causes and consequences of conflict : exploring the influence of honor-based norms and values on the experience of intimate partner violence in the United States, Michelle Elaine Pence

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To speak as a human, a modern and as an American : blues rhetoric in Cornel West's prophetic pragmatism, Raquel M. Robvais

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The Rhetorical Strategies of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, David T. Tarvin

Dissertations from 2012

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AMD&ART: performativity and participation in ecological remediation, Travis Paine Brisini

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China's 20th century Sophist: analysis of Hu Shi's ethics, logic, and pragmatism, Rya Butterfield

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Communicating while stimulated: the effects of sensory-processing sensitivity on behavior and relationships, Christopher Charles Gearhart

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Performing nostalgia: body, memory, and the aesthetics of past-home, Jade C. Huell

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Reinhold Niebuhr's ethics of rhetoric, Joseph E. Rhodes

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A critical ethnography of The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana with ruminations on hauntology, Holley Ann Vaughn

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Advice in troubles talk conversations between strangers: the role of problem seriousness and the impact of advice on helper supportiveness and the desire for future interactions, Andrea Jean Vickery

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Composing a method: écriture féminine as performance practice, Brianne Waychoff

Dissertations from 2011

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Performing toilets: putting matter into place, Danielle Dick McGeough

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When the saints go marching in: an ethonography of volunteer tourism in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, Jennifer Lea Erdely

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Efficacy of genres in training videos for emergency first responders, Kerry Jenkins

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Writing William Burroughs, performing the archive, John LeBret

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The American counter-monumental tradition: renegotiating memory and the evolution of American sacred space, Ryan Erik McGeough

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Performing selfhoods in U.S. rituals of private and public spheres, Linda A. Shkreli

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Eight is not enough: a historical, cultural, and philosophical analysis of the flash mob, Rebecca Walker

Dissertations from 2010

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"Do it for me, my dear": structuration and relational dialectics among mother-daughter dyads in Lebanese arranged marriages, Khaled Nasser

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A Study of Communication in Baby Boomers' Romantic Relationships and the Effects of their Children's Communication about the Relationships, Lois B. Nemetz

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Method and madness at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, Gretchen Stein Rhodes

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Similarities and differences in self-disclosure and friendship development between fact-to-face communication and Facebook, Pavica Sheldon

Dissertations from 2009

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Under construction: recollecting the museum of the moving image, Andrée Elise Comiskey Betancourt

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Typewriters typing typist: a performance history, Sarah Kathryn Jackson

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Strutting it up through histories: a performance genealogy of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, Corey Elizabeth Leighton

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Third-party imagined interactions: expanding imagined interactions as false memories in understanding interactions, Marcus Allen Porter

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Dance dance attribution: exploring the relationship between dance and attractiveness in intial perceptions, Kellie St.Cyr

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An ethnography of "Hang It Out To Dry", Danielle Sears Vignes

Dissertations from 2008

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Enriching or depleting: an investigation of communication and behavior within the family business, Joyceia Marie Banner

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Walden Pond and the performative touristic gaze, Daniel Christopher Bono

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When Shakespeare meets Al Gore: imagine interactions, communication competence, and immediacy traditional and online-based distance education, Tammy L. Croghan

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One rhizome, two unstoppable blossoms: environmental communication and ecological rhetoric, Kevin James Ells

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A house performs, Lisa Flanagan

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A rhetoric of existentialism, Zachary Gershberg

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The rhetorical myth of the athlete as a moral hero: the implications of steroids in sport and the threatened myth, Karen L. Hartman

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From the mountains to the podium: the rhetoric of Fidel Castro, Brent C. Kice

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Performing photographs: memory, history, and display, Melanie A. Kitchens

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Processes and/of performance: difference, memory, and experimentation, Benjamin Daniel Powell

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This house would ethically engage: a critical examination of competitor and coach leadership in National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) debate, Crystal-Lane Swift

Dissertations from 2007

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Toward a new understanding of wisdom: the role of communication on perceptions of wisdom, Jon M. Croghan

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Performance, Identity, and Cultural Practices in the Oral Histories of Three Generations of Iranian Women, Oldooz Oli Mohammadi

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Uncomfortable performances: discovering a subversive scenario for rape discourse, Annamaria Ruffino

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Methodological lagniappe: a walk in representations of the Red Stick Farmers Market, Jesica Eileen Speed

Theses from 2006

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A comparison of dominance and affiliation ratings based on emotional state, sex, and status, Jennifer Bernardi

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The discursive practices of chemical discipline, Roger L. Pippin

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Jack Kerouac's spontaneous prose: a performance genealogy of the fiction, Justin Thomas Trudeau

Dissertations from 2005

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Creating meaning in organizational change: a case in higher education, Kathleen Barnett

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Cultural performance of roadside shrines: a poststructural postmodern ethnography, Rebecca Marie Kennerly

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The operational aesthetic in the performance of professional wrestling, William P. Lipscomb III

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Effects of gender role on the judgment of masculine signs, Joseph C. Mitchell

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Re-conceptualizing southern rhetoric: a meta-critical perspective, Christina L. Moss

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The effects of sex and context on student's interpretation of teachers' high immediacy messages, Carolyn Hornsby Rester

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Verbal and nonverbal immediacy: sex differences and international teaching assistants, Tiwa Saechou

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Spalding Gray and the Slippery Slope of confessional performance, David Price Terry

Dissertations from 2004

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The discipline and disciplining of Margaret Sanger: US birth control rhetoric in the early twentieth century, C. Wesley Buerkle

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Audiating the LSU drumline: an ethnographic performance, Andrew Michael Causey

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Flesh and spirit onstage: chronotopes of performance in medieval English theatre, Gregory Lee Cavenaugh

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Performance as ministry: an ethnographic study of three Christian Repertory Theatre troupes, Webster Ford Drake

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From guerrilla theater to media warfare Abbie Hoffman's riotous revolution in America: a myth, Bruce Eric France, Jr.

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Performing masculinities: U.S. representations of the male body in performance art monologues, Darren C. Goins

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A performance genealogy of "Etchings of Debutantes", Melanie A. Kitchens

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The National D-Day Museum as mystory praxis, David A. Pye

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The myth of charismatic leadership and fantasy rhetoric of crypto-charismatic memberships, Shaun Robert Treat

Dissertations from 2003

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The effects of message direction and sex differences on the interpretation of workplace gossip, Kristen Marie Berkos

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Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed in the Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication classrooms, Jacqueline D. Burleson

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The bardic utterance in situation comedy theme songs, 1960-2000, Joni Melissa Butcher

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"You stupid, lazy kid": perceptions of verbal aggressiveness in older adults, Jon M. Croghan

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The role of imagined interaction and self-efficacay in psychosocial adjustment to spousal bereavement: a communication perspective, Sherry Greenwood Ford

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Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: monitoring the evolution of an agency through rhetorical snapshots of speeches by Generals Omar N. Bradley, Earle G. Wheeler, George S. Brown and Colin L. Powell, John Robert Foster

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The means of ignorance: genuine dialogue and a rhetoric of virtue, Daniel Anthony Grano

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Will the real Jesus please stand up?: bridging the divide between the Jesus Seminar and its opponents through a Burkeian approach, Carol Melissa Hopson-Sparks