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dc.contributor.advisorKastely, James L.
dc.creatorRobertson, Jacob Levi
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-05T02:12:39Z
dc.date.available2016-09-05T02:12:39Z
dc.date.createdMay 2016
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1526
dc.description.abstractRhetoric and composition studies addresses the problem of student self-presentation by appealing to the discourse of social roles: the “roles” of Writer and Reader, Rhetor and Audience. But this role- rhetoric is only vernacular, not theorized, so the concept remains too abstract to be practical for rhetorical analysis and invention. This dissertation analyzes the role-rhetoric in rhet/comp discourse to discover what it reveals about rhetoric generally and in order to develop a more rigorously theoretical rhetoric of role. I examine the evolution of Kenneth Burke’s role-rhetoric during the development of “dramatism,” arguing that it provides a foundation for developing a rhetoric of role that allows rhetors to draw, potentially, from the gamut of human social roles as commonplaces for self-fashioning, and I consider what this tells us about rhetoric and persuasion, and suggest some ways this rhetoric of roles might inform pedagogy.
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dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectRhetorics
dc.subjectComposition
dc.subjectPedagogy
dc.subjectFirst-year writing
dc.subjectBurke, Kenneth
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectInvention
dc.titleTOWARDS A RHETORIC OF ROLES: SELF-FASHIONING AS INVENTION STRATEGY IN THE RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION CLASSROOM
dc.date.updated2016-09-05T02:12:39Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish and American Literature
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZebroski, James Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBackus, Margot
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButler, Paul
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChristensen, Ann C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClark, Gregory
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-8190-5423
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentEnglish, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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