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Frankentheory, Your Time is Now_Final Case Study

Welcome, my dear readers, to my final case study, known as Frankentheory.  Shall we begin? And Away We Roll As I have discussed in my previous case studies, World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massive, complex, global network composed of … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Way You Scaffold Your Theory_Assignment for Case Study #4

As my classmates and I head towards the final case study (in which the Frankentheories begin to emerge from the colossal stitching together from the breadth of theories we have read this semester), we were asked to do a scaffolding … Continue reading

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In Which ANT Meets Rhetorical Theory, And Even Objects Have Agency_Case Study #2 WoW

For this second case study, I am approaching guilds in World of Warcraft from Rhetorical Situation Theory (Lloyd Bitzer and Richard Vatz) and Actor-Network-Theory (Bruno Latour). While Rhetorical Situation is focused on humans as rhetors and the functions and effects of rhetorical … Continue reading

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Genres, Boundaries, and Away We Go_Mindmap

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1564732 For this week’s update of the mindmap, I added in two nodes, “Genre” and “Genre Boundaries,” and from there added in four quotes by Miller, Popham, and Bazerman. From these four quotes, I started finding connections between the … Continue reading

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“The Hollow of Its Own Mark”_Mindmap

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1564732 Ah, Foucault. While sorting out the confusion that is my brain, I found that breaking the first half of Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge into my favorite quotes was actually quite useful before beginning the update to the mindmap. What … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Little Bit of Bitzer and a Dash of Vatz

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1564732 For the mindmap, I chose to focus on Bitzer’s “The Rhetorical Situation” and Vatz’s “The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation” (leaving Biesecker for a day when I can better muddle through her claims and try to make better connections … Continue reading

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