M. Elizabeth Thorpe

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Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. CommunicationTexas A&M University
M.A. English Texas A&M University
B.A. English Baylor University
Teaching Experience:

Courses include: Speaking for Technical Professions, Organizational Communication Seminar, American Oratory, Argumentation and Debate, Communication and Popular Culture, Introduction to Speech, Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetoric and Composition, Protest and Public Opinion, Political Rhetoric.

Publications: Thorpe, M. Elizabeth. “’Under God:’ An Epideictic Weapon in the Fight Against Communism.” Re/Framing Identities. Michelle Ballif, ed. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2014.

Boson, Crystal. M. Elizabeth Thorpe, ed. Queer Texas Prayerbook. Seven Kitchens Press, Lewisberg, PA (2013).
Presentations: Has presented at the national Popular Culture Association Conference, National Communication Association Conference, Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Eastern Communication Association Conference, and NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation
Awards: Tiffany Hunnicut Memorial Graduate Teaching Award, Communication department, 2009.
Professional Associations: Rhetorical Society of American, 2008-2009
Popular Culture Association, 2007-2008
National Communication Association, 2006-2007
Research Interests: My research focuses on the rhetorical creation and maintenance of identity. I am particularly interested in the rhetorical dimensions of "American", "un-American", and how rhetoric assigns or denies agency because of gender, sex, race, class, and religion. I am comfortable with rhetorical criticism and theory application. My work has employed neo-Aristotelian criticism, close textual analysis, Burkean criticism, as well as post-structural analysis.
Administrative Role: Assistant Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Academic Roles: The College at Brockport Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)
Texas A&M Communication department, Instructor (2005-2010)
Texas A&M English department, Instructor (2004-2005)
Texas A&M Grader/TA, Film studies, 2003-2004
Baylor University, Grader/Middle English Transcriber, 1998-2001
Email: ethorpe@brockport.edu
Phone: (585)395-5768
Office: Holmes Hall 233

Last Updated 10/12/17

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