Over the past decade and a half, public debate on the issue of torture has increased dramatically, with legal, political, and cultural discourses offering many, often conflicting, perspectives on the meaning and function of torture in contemporary democracy. This dissertation investigates the influence of audience beliefs, values and attitudes in shaping both social and formal definitions of torture. Rhetoricians have often understood public knowledge of torture by assessing the positions either advocating or condemning its use.
This program is designed to help dissertation writers to get a jump start on their writing goals. Participants in this intensive, retreat program will meet at the Stratford Campus (transportation to and from the Waterloo campus will be provided each day) for a full day for four days during reading week: February 21st to 24th.
The dissertation rhetorically examines fear and anxiety in Fight Club and The Road, in their both cinematic and prose versions, texts that reflect a mood of contemporary American society that has been characterized by humanities scholars with terms such as a “culture of fear” and a “culture of anxiety.” In dialogue with these scholars, I argue that literary and rhetorical criticism need additional strategies to make this culture, and the affect of texts more generally, more generative of critical knowledge.
In early, 2015 the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) announced its Open Access Policy on publications:
The policy states:
"Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication."
The policy applies to:
This week Friday, please join us from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Porter Library lobby for a read-in of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by African Canadian, African American, and Muslim writers--including UWaterloo students!