Monthly Archives: March 2016
Three 1st-year CRDMers presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
This past week, three first-year CRDM students presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in Seattle.
Charlie Ecenbarger presented his paper titled: “I Remember When This Was Free: The Transition from Add-Ons to Downloadable Content.”
Kee Eun Joo Lee presented her paper titled: “‘I am observing a new cultural revolution on the TaJinYo forum’: Celebrity Production of Non-authoritative Media by Online Anti-fans.”
Justin Grandinetti’s paper is titled: “‘Jihadi Cool’: The Rhetorical Vernacular of the Islamic State.“
Second-year CRDM student Chen Chen, CRDM candidates Gwendolynne Reid, Cristiane S. Damasceno, and Dr. Dwiyatna Widinugraha (Gaha) presented at the NCSU 11th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium today. Their presentation titles are the following:
Chen Chen, “Discipliniography of Rhet/Comp on Social Media: A Content Analysis of Communicative Practices of Scholars in Facebook Groups”
Gwendolynne Reid, “Citizen Science: Shifting the Rhetorical Landscape of Scientific Communication”
Dwiyatna Widinugraha (Gaha), “The Marketing of Separatist Group: Classification on Separatist Movement Categories”
Cristiane S. Damasceno, “Experts and Novices in Promotional Videos for MOOCs”
Hector Rendon, 4th-year CRDM candidate, successfully defended his dissertation this morning. The title is “News Media Narratives: Local, International, and Digital Frames of Mexican Elections.” His committee was chaired by Dr. Melissa Johnson, and joined by Drs. Cat Warren, Dr. Steve Wiley, Dr. Jason Swarts, and me (chair). The project was an ambitious bilingual content analysis of more than 2,000 news stories and 11,000 Tweets, plus a network analysis of the digital data.