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Caught in the act : casting myself as a performing writer in rhetoric and writing studies

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dc.contributor.advisor Ede, Lisa S.
dc.creator Dieter, Thomas Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-24T18:14:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-24T18:14:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2011-08-11
dc.date.issued 2011-08-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/22824
dc.description Graduation date: 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The following thesis explores the potential for autoethnography to serve as an enabling method for developing a grounded understanding of literacy, performance, gender and sexuality. As autoethnographic writing insists that even the seemingly most personal aspects of a researcher's character are deeply embedded in larger political and sociocultural narratives, this thesis suggests that writers can productively use autoethnography to enrich their understanding of the matrices of self and other. The first chapter examines some of the uses and understandings of this method in rhetoric and writing studies as well as some of its intersections with other scholarly pursuits. The second chapter continues by offering the author's own autoethnography, centering on his literacy development as a performer and gender-marked person. The final chapter concludes by asserting that autoethnography, at its best, catches writers "in the act" in important ways, resisting universalizing and homogenizing claims and bringing to the fore previously marginalized stories about performance and gender. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject autoethnography en_US
dc.subject literacy en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject rhetoric en_US
dc.subject writing en_US
dc.title Caught in the act : casting myself as a performing writer in rhetoric and writing studies en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts (M.A.) in English en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Liberal Arts en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Helle, Anita
dc.contributor.committeemember Meyers, Susan
dc.contributor.committeemember Marks, Andrea
dc.description.peerreview no en_us


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