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Theses from 2004

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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

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The dual paths of a political movement: convergence and divergence in contemporary conservative public address, Lyman Davis Hunt

Dissertations from 2002

Cognitive Complexity, Transformational Leadership, and Organizational Outcomes, Suzette Plaisance Bryan

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The influence of imagined interactions on verbal fluency, Charles Choi

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The Bauhaus (per)forms, Lisa Flanagan

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Critical performative pedagogy : Augusto Boal's Theatre of the oppressed in the English as a second language classroom, Ross McKeehen Louis

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Communication characterizing successful long distance marriages, Andrea Towers Scott

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Isleno Decima Singers of Louisiana: an interpretation of performance and event, Danielle Elise Sears

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Activist Advertising: Case Studies of United Colors of Benetton's AIDS -Related Company Promotion., Heidi Jolene Brough

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Framing and Counterframing of the Middle East Peace Process in the Arab -Israeli Press: a Comparative Analysis of "Assafir" and "The Jerusalem Post"., Houda Hanna El-koussa

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Performativity and Performance: Representing the Tattooed Body., Mindy Elaine Fenske

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Oral Poetry in a Literate Culture: a Performance Ethnography of Poetry Slams., Ramon Lavelle Sibley Jr

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Some Technical Vocabulary of Rhetorical Invention in the Treatise of Anonymous Seguerianus, Hermogenes' "On Statis", and Book Three of the [Pseudo-]Hermogenic Work "On Invention", Mark Allen Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The Rhetoric of the Benign Scapegoat: President Reagan and the Federal Government., Stephen Wayne Braden

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Rhetoric, Prudence, and the "Morrill Act" of 1862., Jason Brian Munsell

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Powerless Speech: the Effects of Gender, Gendered Intensifiers, and Attitudes Toward Women on Speaker Credibility., Frances E. Brandau-brown

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Performing Dracula: a Critical Examination of a Popular Text in Three Sites of Performance., Jonathan Matthew Gray

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The Influence of Interpersonal Communication Variables on Group Attraction and Group Communication Satisfaction., Michelle Diane Kirtley

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"Playboy"'s First Year: a Rhetorical Construction of Masculine Sexuality., David John Lambkin

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The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt: A Novelistic Approach to Decoding the Layers of Meaning in the "Pieced" Social Drama., Louis Edward Myers

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Rhetoric and Institutional Environments: the Legitimation of Higher Education in Twentieth Century America., Thomas J. St. antoine

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Rhetorical Theory: Discourse Practices of Utopian Communities., Irvin Andreu Wilhite

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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A Rhetoric of Religious Order: The Case of the Promise Keepers., Michael Ellsworth Eidenmuller

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Evangelical Communication: Reference Group Membership Influence on Message Interpretation and Public Opinion., Mary Diane Hollems

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Rhetoric and Social Struggle: In Search of the Topoi of Violence., Edward Christopher Reilly

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Boris Yeltsin's Ascent to Power: Personae and the Rhetoric of Revolution., Matthew Thomas Althouse

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The Florida Chautauqua as Text: Creating and Satisfying a Disposition to Appropriate Cultural Goods in Northwest Florida., Matthew Albert Beemer

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Postmodern Messiah: A Critical Ethnography of Elvis Presley as a Site of Performance., Daniel Weaver Heaton

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The Compliance-Seeking Process From the Perspective of the Respondent: The Role of Goals in Responses to Requests., Barbara L. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Performance, Cultural Identity, and Feminist Practice in the Oral History of an African-American Domestic Worker., Elondust Patrick Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Performing the Community, Telling the Self: Storytelling by Members of a Group Home for Men With Mental Retardation., Sharon Elizabeth Croft

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Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed: A Performance-Centered Inquiry of Eating and Body Image., Leigh Anne Howard

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Rhetoricizing Habermas: The Restoration of Legitimacy as a Theme in the 1992 Televised Presidential Debates., Kevin Travis Jones

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Press Framing of Presidential Crisis Rhetoric in a Post-Cold War World: The Haitian Crisis in 1993., Jim Andrew Kuypers

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The Dual Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: The Heroic Narratives of Martin Luther King, Jr. And Malcolm X., Kerry Paul Owens

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The Rhetoric of the Organizational Saga: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of the Organizational Communication Culture of the Louisiana State Police., Brookie Ann Allphin

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Convention Unity Speeches., Lynna L. Cherry

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The Legacy of America's "Forgotten Warriors:" an Analysis of Dysfunctional Relational Communication Among Vietnam Combat Veterans Exhibiting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology., Jack Eugene Rogers

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The Rhetoric of Self-Fashioning in the Works of Anna Cora Mowatt., Kelly Shaver Taylor

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Communicating With the Elderly: Gender and Contact Differences in Prototypes, Hesitation Phenomena, Proxemics, and Interaction Evaluations., Lynn B. Wellman

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There's No Place Like Home: An Analysis of the Rhetoric of Homelessness in a Judicial Opinion, an Advocate's Congressional Testimony, and Testimonial Narratives by the Homeless., Niki L. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Performance and Organized Labor in Depression America: Community and Contestation. (Volumes I and II)., Kirk Wayne Fuoss

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A Performance-Centered Approach to Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony"., Randall Thomas Hill

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Disclosure Decisions and Patterns After a Near-Death Experience., Regina M. Hoffman

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Personal Narrative: Revealing Self and Reflecting Other., Charla Lee Markham shaw

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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American Civil Religion and the Presidential Rhetoric of Jimmy Carter., Michael James Adee

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The Rhetoric of Redemption: A Development of Kenneth Burke's Theory of Guilt-Purification-Redemption and Its Application to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech., David A. Bobbitt

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Jeremy Rifkin Challenges Recombinant DNA Research: A Rhetoric of Heresy., Wiley Michael Futrell

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The Rhetoric of Synnationalism: A Model of Foreign Policy Discourse., Ralph A. Hamlett

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Theatrical Intervention in the AIDS Crisis: Performance, Politics, and Social Change., Cindy J. Kistenberg

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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A Quest for Legitimacy: Impression Management Strategies Used by an Organization in Crisis., Rachel Harris Caillouet

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The Rhetoric of Community Ritual: The Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet at Chauvin, Louisiana., Barbara Elizabeth Gordon

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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The Effects of Imagined Interaction and Planning on Speech Fluency and Message Strategy Selection., Terre Huhn Allen

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The Relationship Between Family Communication and Psychosocial Adjustment of Cancer Patients., James Micheal Gotcher

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The Epistemic Power of Metaphor: A Rhetorical Model for Homiletics., Rodney Kennedy

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Scientific-Romantic Synthesis in the Popular Scientific Writings of Lewis Thomas., Donald Paul Lee

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Narrative and Everyday Experience: Performance Process in the Storytelling of the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites. (Volumes I and II)., John Elmer Mccabe-juhnke

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Intrinsic Intertextuality:A Methodology for Analyzing the Seamless Intertext., Karen Sue Mitchell

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Relational Aftermath: Accounts of Marital Dissolution to Social Network Members., Linda Malone Pledger

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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The Temporality of Mediacy: The Time of Narrators in Short, First-Person Fiction., John Marlon Allison Jr

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'You Are About to Begin Reading': the Nature and Function of Second Person Point of View in Narrative., Darlene Marie Hantzis

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A Judicial Decision Under Pressure: A Dramaturgical Analysis of the Rosenberg Case., Kenneth C. Petress

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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A Radical Republican in the United States Senate: the Antislavery Speaking of Benjamin Franklin Wade (Ohio)., Daniel Stewart Brown Jr

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The Public Reading Career of Agnes Moorehead: An Investigation of Her Theory and Practice., Orville Leon Perkins

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Para-Social Interaction, Rhetorical Sensitivity, and Television News Viewing., Michael Anthony Domingue

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Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman, a Voice for Progress and Perfection: a Rhetorical Analysis of Selected Addresses, 1883-1892., Stephen Robert Guempel

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The Christian Preacher as Poet: a Method for Exposition of Narrative Portions of Scripture Based on Aristotle's "Poetics"., William Sherman Phillips Jr

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The Rhetorical Drama of Lyndon B. Johnson: a Burkean Analysis., David Stiles Shipley

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Literature as Phenomenon: Attribution Theory and the Act of Performance (Oral, Interpretation, Pre-Formance, Newcomb, Bakhtin)., John Walthall Creagh III

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The Defiant Legacy: Southern Clergy and a Rhetoric of Redemption for the Reconstruction South., Hal W. Fulmer

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Political Preaching of the Reverend Jerry Falwell: the Moral Majority Sermons, 1979 (Electric Church, Demagogue)., Vernon Oliver Ray

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Sara Lowrey: Speech Teacher (Oral Interpretation, Texas)., Jo Ann bolin Shields

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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The Critical Connection: a Computer-Assisted Rhetorical Criticism of the Message of Harry F. Chapin., Ronald Robert Capps

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Young Adult Novels Into Television Films: a Content Analytic Study., Charlotte Dawn D'armond

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A Rhetorical Study of Winthrop Rockefeller's Political Speeches, 1964-1971 (Arkansas)., Merrill Anway Jones

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Paul Shyre's Contribution to the Professional Performance of Non-Dramatic Literature 1954-1981: an Historical Survey (New York City)., James Glen Beggs

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The Southern Educational Oratory of William Preston Johnston, 1880-1899., Dinah Daniel Richard

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The States' Rights Speaking of Oran Milo Roberts 1850-1861: a Study in Agitational Rhetoric., Donna R. Tobias

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Factors of Believability of Television Newscasters., Mary Irene Blue

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Oral and Written Linguistic Indices of Deception During Employment Interviews., Kittie Wells Watson

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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A Rhetorical Analysis of Selected Sermons by Sam Jones During His Emergence as a National Figure, 1872-1885., Herman Daniel Champion Jr

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Speechwriting in Rhetorical Criticism: an Extension of Theory as Applied to the Johnson Administration., Suzanne Elizabeth Condray

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Charismatic Communication and Faith Healers: a Critical Study of Rhetorical Behavior., Todd Vernon Lewis

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Speaking of Barry Morris Goldwater, 1969-1974., Sharon Bowers Porter

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Theory and Performance of Narrative Ambiguity in Selected Novels by John Hawkes., Carole Ellsworth Tallant

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Spokesman for a New Conservatism: a Rhetorical Analysis of the Party Conference Speeches (1975-1978) (Volumes I and II)., Teresa Hicks Bunetta

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A Rhetorical Study of Selected Ceremonial Speeches of Charles Betts Galloway, 1893-1908., Charlene Jeanette Handford

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Thurgood Marshall's Speeches on Equality and Justice Under the Law, 1965-1967., Erma Waddy Hines