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Presenting ASU's Ethos: Old Main as a Seat of Argument

Abstract Scholarship on the rhetoric of place and space provides ample precedent for the study of structures as rhetorical texts; real and imagined places which convey meaning or memory, particularly monuments, memorials, and museums have been extensively studied, but loci of identity and history in institutions of higher education are under- examined. The following analysis of Arizona State University's Old Main building seeks to fill a gap in the study of place and space. As an entity which produces its own powerful discourses, Arizona State University expresses its historicity and institutional goals through varied and numerous media, but Old Main is one of the most critical, for the structure acts as an ethical proof in ASU's argument fo... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Fulton, Holly Lynn (Author) / Lamp, Kathleen S (Advisor) / Goggin, Maureen (Committee member) / Rose, Shirley K (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / Architecture / ASU / Ethos / Material Rhetoric / Old Main / Renovation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 51 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. English 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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