On December 10th, in three sessions, Rhetoric and Writing Majors will present their senior capstone projects engaging a wide range of contemporary issues including: the linguistic construction of disability, classics and canonicity, translation in a global age, illusions of empathy, publishing and the impact of technology, communication strategies and the popularity of Ted Talks, tattoos as (permanent) discourse, rhetorical differences in political speeches, media and concussions in the NFL, taking back the women's interest genre in magazine publishing, and Nietzsche's Übermensch and Ranciere's "Part of No Part," (among others). The presentations will be held in 330 Cartwright. They are free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.
Tuesday, December 10th, in 330 Cartwright:
Katharine Mickschl – "The Future of the Publishing Industry: The Impact of New Technology"
Rachel Gerlach – "Taking Back the Women's Interest Genre"
Gregory Nickel – "Concussed Ideals: How Head Trauma Wreaked Havoc upon the NFL"
David Stilin – "Science, Différance and the Pursuit for Knowledge"
Allison Scherer – "Ted Talks: Popularity and Public Speaking Strategies"
Nicholas Wimmer – "Tattoo: A Permanent Discourse"
Annalise Falck-Pedersen – "International Interpretations of Meaning"
Jenna Englerth – "Touching the Heart Through The Eyes"
D. Shane Dull – "Rhetoric of Communication: Exploring the Inevitable Rumor"
Chad Nickerson – "The Illusion of Empathy"
Ryan Churchill – "Classics and Canon"
Danielle Bakkum – "Constructing Disability through Language"
Karin Johnson – "Analysis of Presidential Rhetoric through Reading Level: Campaign 2008 versus Obama’s First Term"
Alan Voy – "Nietzsche's Übermensch and Ranciere's 'Part of No Part,'"