Film / Rhetoric / Composition

Film and Composition

Adams, Dale, and Robert Kline. “The Use of Films in Teaching Composition.” College Composition and Communication 26.3 (1975): 258-62. Print.

Altschuler, Thelma. “Using Popular Media to Achieve Traditional Goals.” College Composition and Communication 19.5 (1968): 340-47. Print.

Angell. C.F. Response to “The Case for Filmmaking as English Composition,” by Richard Williamson. College Composition and Communication 22.3 (1971): 256-59. Print.

Baker, William D. “Film as Sharpener of Perception.” College Composition and Communication 15.1 (1964): 44-45. Print

Barnes, Verle. “Eight Basic Considerations for the Teaching of Film.” College Composition and Communication 26.3 (1976): 32-35. Print.

Berlin, James A. Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures: Reconfiguring College English Studies. 1994. West Lafayette: Parlor Press, 2003. Print.

Bishop, Ellen, ed. Cinema-(to)-Graphy: Film and Writing in Contemporary Composition Courses. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook, 1999. Print.

Boyum, Joy Gould, and Gordon Morell Pradl. “The Necessary Balance in the Teaching of Film.” The English Journal 63.7 (1974): 52-57. Print.

Comprone, Joseph. Response to “The Case for Filmmaking as English Composition,” by Richard Williamson, and to C.F. Angell. College Composition and Communication 23.1 (1972): 55-58. Print.

—. “The Uses of Media in Teaching Composition.” Teaching Composition: Ten Bibliographical Essays. Fort Worth, TX: Texas Christian UP, 1976. 169-95. Print.

—. “Using Film within the Composing Process.” Freshman English News 10.1 (1981): 21-24. Print.

Costanzo, Williams V. Double Exposure: Composing through Writing and Film. Upper Montclair: Boynton/Cook, 1984. Print.

—. “Film as Composition.” College Composition and Communication 37.1 (1986): 79-86. Print.

—, ed. Report on Film Study in American Schools. U.S. Department of Education. 1987. ERIC. EBSCO. Web.

Essid, Joe. “Film as ‘Explicator’ for Hypertext.” Computers and the Humanities 38.3 (2004): 317-33. Print.

Fehlman, Richard H. “Teaching Film in the 1990s.” The English Journal 83.1 (1994): 39-46. Print.

—. “Viewing Film and Television as Whole Language Instruction.” The English Journal 85.2 (1996): 43-50. Print.

Gallagher, Brian. “Linguistic Structures and Filmic Paradigms: Notes Toward a Visual Pedagogy of Writing.” Freshman English Resource Notes 6.1 (1982): 1-13. Print.

Harris, Joseph. Interchapter. A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997. 69-75. Print.

Haspel, Paul. “Y2K + 1: Technology, Community-College Students, the Millennium, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 29.3 (2002): 250-58. Print.

Kasper, Loretta F., and Robert Singer. “Unspoken Content: Silent Film in the ESL Classroom.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 29.1 (2001): 16-31. Print.

Kligerman, Jack. “Photography, Perception, and Composition.” College Composition and Communication 28.2 (1977): 174-78. Print

Kyburz, Bonnie Lenore. “bones.” Kairos 12.3 (2008). Web.

—. “i’m like … professional.” Kairos 14.2 (2010). Web.

—. “status update.” Enculturation 8 (2010). Web.

—. “‘Totally, Tenderly, Tragically’: Godard’s Contempt and the Composition Qu’il y Aurait (that Might Have Been).” Composition Studies 36.1 (2008): 39-55. Print.

Palmeri, Jason. Remixing Composition: A History of Multimodal Writing Pedagogy. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2012. Print.

Primeau, Ronald. “Film-Editing and the Revision Process: Student as Self-Editor.” College Composition and Communication 25.5 (1974): 405-10. Print.

Probst, Robert E. “Visual to Verbal.” The English Journal 61.1 (1972): 71-75. Print.

Recchia, Edward. “America on Film: A Humanities Composition Course.” Fifth Annual National Convention of The Popular Culture Association. 20-22 Mar. 1975, St. Louis, MO. ERIC. EBSCO. Web.

Shoos, Diane, Diana George, and Joseph Comprone. “Twin Peaks and the Look of Television: Visual Literacy in the Writing Class.” JAC 13.2 (1993): 459-75. Print.

Struck, H. R. “Twenty Well-Tested Films for Freshman Writing Courses.” College Composition and Communication 27.1 (1976): 47-50. Print.

Thomas, John. “Quiz Show: Teaching Basic Argument in Developmental Composition.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 33.4 (2006): 399-406. Print.

Tremonte, Colleen. “Film, Classical Rhetoric, and Visual Literacy.” Journal of Teaching Writing 14.1 (1995). Web.

Williams, Bronwyn T. Tuned In: Television and the Teaching of Writing. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook/Heinemann, 2002. Print.

Williamson, Richard. “The Case for Filmmaking as English Composition.” College Composition and Communication 22.2 (1971): 131-36. Print.

Wood, Winifred J. “Double Desire: Overlapping Discourses in a Film Writing Course.” College English 60.3 (1998): 278-300. Print.

Film and Rhetoric 

Arnett, Robert. “The Enthymeme and Contemporary Film Criticism.” 36th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. 22-26 May 1986. Chicago. ERIC. EBSCO. Web.

Behrens, Laurence. “The Argument in Film: Applying Rhetorical Theory to Film Criticism.” Journal of the University Film Association 31.3 (1979): 3-11. Print.

Benson, Thomas W. “The Rhetoric of the Movie.” Speech Teacher 18.3 (1969): 257. Print.

— and Carolyn Anderson. Reality Fictions: The Films of Frederick Wiseman. 2nd ed. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2002. Print.

— and Stefan Fleischer. “Teaching the Rhetoric of Film: Access to Images.” Today’s Speech 23.1 (1975): 27-38. Print.

— and Brian J. Snee, eds. The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2008. Print.

Blakesley, David. “Defining Film Rhetoric: The Case of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.Defining Visual Rhetorics. Eds. Charles A. Hill and Marguerite Helmers. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004. 111-34. Print.

—, ed. The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003. Print.

Booth, Wayne C. “Is There an ‘Implied’ Author in Every Film?” College Literature 29.2 (2002): 124-131. Print.

Bordwell, David. Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1989. Print.

Breen, Myles P. “The Rhetoric of the Short Film.” Journal of the University Film Association 30.3 (1978): 3-13. Print.

Browne, Nick.  “Narrative Point of View: The Rhetoric of Au Hasard, Balthazar. Film Quarterly 31.1 (1977): 18-31. Print.

—. The Rhetoric of Film Narration. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P, 1982. Print.

—. “The Spectator-in-the-Text: The Rhetoric of Stagecoach.Film Quarterly 29.2 (1975-76): 26-38. Print.

Brummett, Barry. Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1991. Print.

—. “Rhetorical Homologies in Walter Benjamin, The Ring, and Capital.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 36.4 (2006): 449-69. Print.

Caputo, John S., and Amanda Smith. “Film in Honors Rhetoric: Students’ Dramaturgical Analyses of The Mission.” Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association. 31 Oct. – 3 Nov. 1991. Atlanta. ERIC. EBSCO. Web.

Chatman, Seymour. Coming to Terms: The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1990. Print.

—. Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1980. Print.

Cyphert, Dale. “Persuading the Body: A Rhetoric of Action in The Fugitive.” Western Journal of Communication 65.2 (2001): 161-183. Print.

Dolmage, Jay T. Disability Rhetoric. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2014. Print.

Foss, Karen A. “Celluloid Rhetoric: The Use of Documentary Film to Teach Rhetorical Theory.” Communication Education 32.1 (1983): 51-61. Print.

Frentz, Thomas, and Thomas B. Farrell. “Conversion of America’s Consciousness: The Rhetoric of The Exorcist.Quarterly Journal of Speech. 61.1 (1975): 40-47. Print.

Frentz, Thomas, and Mary E. Hale. “Inferential Model Criticism of The Empire Strikes Back.Quarterly Journal of Speech 69.3 (1983): 278-89. Print.

Frentz, Thomas, and Janice Hocker Rushing. “The Rhetoric of Rocky: Part Two.” Western Journal of Speech Communication 42.4 (1978): 231-40. Print.

Harrington, John. The Rhetoric of Film. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston: 1973. Print.

Hendrix, Jerry, and James A. Wood. “The Rhetoric of Film: Toward a Critical Methodology.” The Southern Speech Communication Journal 39 (1973): 105-22. Print.

Johnson, Laura. “(Environmental) Rhetorics of Tempered Apocalyptism in An Inconvenient Truth.Rhetoric Review 28.1 (2009): 29-46. Print.

Jost, Walter. “Sweating the Little Things in Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men.The Ethos of Rhetoric. Ed. Michael J. Hyde. Columbia: South Carolina UP, 2004. 75-88. Print.

Kernan, Lisa. Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers. Austin: U of Texas P, 2004. Print.

Killingsworth, M. Jimmie. “Rhetorical Appeals: A Revision.” Rhetoric Review 24.3 (2005): 249-63. Print.

Lichter, Alan. Review of The Rhetoric of Film by John Harrington. College Composition and Communication 25.1 (1974): 98-100. Print.

Montgomery, Michael V. Carnivals and Commonplaces: Bakhtin’s Chronotope, Cultural Studies, and Film. New York: Peter Lang, 1993. Print.

Naremore, James. “The Death and Rebirth of Rhetoric.” Senses of Cinema 5 (2000). Web.

Newman, Marc T., ed. A Rhetorical Analysis of Popular American Film. Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 1993. Print.

Perez, Gilberto. “Toward a Rhetoric of Film: Identification and the Spectator.” Senses of Cinema 5 (2000). Web.

Platinga, Carl R. Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997. Print.

Rushing, Janice Hocker. “E.T. as Rhetorical Transcendence.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 71.2 (1985): 188-203.

—. “The Rhetoric of the American Western Myth.” Communication Monographs 50 (1983): 14-32. Print.

— and Thomas Frentz. “The Deer Hunter: Rhetoric of the Warrior.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 66.4 (1980): 392-406. Print.

— and Thomas Frentz. “The Rhetoric of Rocky: A Social Value Model of Criticism.” Western Journal of Speech Communication 42.2 (1978): 63-72. Print.

Schlib, John. “Constructing History in a Film about Rhetoric: The Black Female Chorus in Good Night, and Good Luck.Renewing Rhetoric’s Relation to Composition: Essays in Honor of Theresa Jarnagin Enos. Eds. Shane Borrowman, et al. New York: Routledge, 2009. 182-94. Print.

Wetherbee, Ben. “The Audiovisual Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Poetics, and Heteroglossia in Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Reading Mystery Science Theater 3000: Critical Approaches. Ed. Shelley S. Rees. Lanham: Scarecrow, 2013. 13-29. Print.

— and Stephanie Weaver. “‘You Know the Business and I Know the Chemistry’: The Scientific Ethos of Breaking Bad.” Excursions 4.1 (2013). Web.

Wicks, Ulrich. “Studying Film as Integrated Text.” Rhetoric Review 2.1 (1983): 51-62. Print.

Wiederhold, Eve. “Called to the Law: Tales of Pleasure and Obedience.” Rhetoric Review 20 (2001): 130-46.

Selected Dissertations and Theses

Amaya-Anderson, Beatriz. Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills though the Study of Film in First-Year Composition. Diss. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 2008. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008. Print.

Carlson, Gregory. The Cinema of Wes Anderson as Rhetorical Text: Implications for Teaching Rhetoric, Film Appreciation, and Ethics in the Film Studies Classroom. Diss. North Dakota State U of Agriculture and Applied Science, 2007. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008. Print.

Charlton, Michael. Visual Rhetoric: Definitions, Debates, and Disciplinarity. Diss. U of Oklahoma, 2008. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008. Print.

Clemons, Amy Lee. The Rhetoric of Hope: Kenneth Burke and Dystopian Fiction. Diss. Purdue U, 2010. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2011. Print.

Diduck, Ryan Alexander. Ideology and Rhetoric in the Classical Hollywood Movie Trailer. MA thesis. Concordia U, 2008. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2009. Print.

Ewing, Charles Burgess. The Use of Logical Appeals in Persuasive Film. Diss. U of Texas at El Paso, 1974. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2004. Print.

Flood, Timothy Edward. Changing Voices: Teaching the History of Rhetoric through Film. Diss. U of North Carolina Greensboro, 2002. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2002. Print.

Furtner, Anita Lynn. Entertaining Crisis: What 21st Century Corporations Can Learn from the Rhetoric of Crisis in Film and Computer Games. Diss. U of Arizona, 2011. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2011. Print.

Martinez, Sumiko T. Domesticating Violence: Rhetorics of Domestic Violence in American Popular Culture. MS thesis. U of Utah, 2011. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2011. Print.

Miller, James L. II. A Rhetorical Analysis of Four Selected Films by Spike Lee and John Singleton. Diss. Bowling Green State U, 1998. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1998. Print.

Miller, Kristen Bryona. Using Film to Teach Rhetoric and Multimodal Literacy. Diss. Auburn U, 2010. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2011. Print.

Miller, Paul Brian. Composing and Technology: A Pragmatic Approach. Ohio State U, 1999. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1999. Print.

Myatt, Julie Allison. Conflicting Identities?: First-Year Writing Students, Feminist Composition Pedagogies, and Film Representations. Diss. U of Louisville, 2008. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008. Print.

Penley, Mary Constance. The Rhetoric of the Photograph in Film Theory (Kracauer, Bazin, Metz). Diss. U of California, Berkeley, 1983. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1984. Print.

Roberts, James. Shadow Zones: The Rhetoric of Cinematic Affect. Pennsylvania State U, 1999. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2000. Print.

Schaefermeyer, Mark Jeffery. The Rhetoric of Film: A Semiotic Approach to Criticism with a Case Study of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Diss. Ohio State U, 1982. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1983. Print.

Schmertz, Johanna. Filmcomp: Reframing Writing Pedagogy through Film. Diss. Texas A&M U, 2001. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2002. Print.

Shea, Timothy P. Reel Writing Connections: Using Documentaries as “Mentor Texts” for Adolescent Composition. Diss. U of Virginia, 2009. Ann Arbor, UMI: 2009. Print.

Stone, John Fred. A Burkeian Analysis of Oliver Stone’s Salvador, Platoon, and Wall Street: Toward a Rhetoric of the Political Fiction Film. Diss. U of Minnesota, 1990. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1991. Print.

Syn, Benjamin Lyric. Sinking Your Teeth into Composition: Teaching Composition Using “Quartier de la Madeleine.” MA thesis. U of Colorado Denver, 2011. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2011.

Von Berg, Ron. The Cinematic Turn in Public Discussions of Science. U of Pittsburgh, 2005. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2006. Print.

Warren, Naomi Irene. The Politics of Representation: A Rhetorical Analysis of Spike Lee’s Film, 1986 – 1998. Diss. U of Texas at Austin, 1999. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2000. Print.

Wetherbee, Ben. Toward a Rhetoric of Film: Theory and Classroom Praxis. MA thesis. Miami U (OH), 2011. OhioLINK ETD, 2011. Web.

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