Month: October 2019

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Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II

Note: This is the second part of the paper I presented at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. Looking at the obituaries for Ted Williams, in relation to other baseball players who lost parts of their careers to military service, we can see that the focus, as of 2002, rested on his military service as well as his baseball accomplishments. For … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II

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Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part I

Note: I presented this paper at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. “The country lost a great American today.” This statement from the USA Today‘s obituary of Ted Williams, who died on July 5, 2002, almost one year after September 11 and the beginning of the “War on Terror,” serves as a reminder that sports plays an integral role rhetorically in … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part I

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Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”: Part III

Today, I’m going to wrap up my discussion of identity in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel: No Normal by looking at some panels from the issues #3 and #4 of the volume. Specifically, I want to look at the scene with Kamala in the girls’ locker room at her school and the scene when the police arrive at the Circle Q. … Read More Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”: Part III

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Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”: Part II

Last post, I wrote about the opening pages of G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel: No Normal. Over the next couple of posts, I want to continue that discussion. Specifically, I want to focus on three sections/panels in the volume. These panels appear at different stages as Kamala struggles with her identity, but each, in its own way, highlights this struggle.

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Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”

Ever since I first read G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel, I knew that I wanted to teach it in one of my courses. This semester, I finally had the chance to teach volume 1, “No Normal,” in my Multicultural American Literature class. Today, I want to write some about Ms. Marvel, specifically looking at the ways that Kamala Khan grapples with … Read More Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”