Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bryan, Ferald Joseph, 1958-

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

Foss, Sonja K||Fisher, Walter R||Communication||Mass communication||Political science||Narration (Rhetoric)--Political aspects||Discourse analysis, Narrative||Mass media

Abstract

A visual rhetorical analysis utilizing Sonja Foss's Narrative Criticism and examined through Walter Fisher's Narrative Paradigm Theory was conducted in this thesis to examine the persuasive nature of narratives conveyed through visual representations. This thesis analyzes meaning construction through the visual elements in the political ad "Something Creepy This Way Comes", an internet video produced by Generation Opportunity, a Koch-brother funded PAC.

Comments

Advisors: Ferald J. Bryan.||Committee members: Janice Hamlet; Mehdi Semati.

Extent

80 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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