Advanced students in the Communication Studies program are invited by faculty to submit their research for presentation at the annual Northwest Communication Association (NWCA) conference. Papers are competitively selected through a blind review process. Unless otherwise noted, the following authors presented their papers at NWCA.
Curr, Rita. (2011). From Father to Self: Psychoanalysis of the Transformation of a 'Hero' in Ironman
Davis, William (2010). Bourgeoisie Hero versus the Uncomfortable Enemy of Poverty: Marxist Analysis Exposes The Secret Millionaire (Top Paper Award)
Lincicome, Stephanie (2010). Career, Caretaker, Captive: Gender Roles in The Men's Room.
McGowan, Justin (2010). The Influence of Fear: A Look into the Motivation of Fear within Public Service Announcements.
Pettyjohn, Tashia (2010). Restructuring the Hero Through Narrative: A Narrative Criticism of Dexter.
Alexander, Jesse (2008). Wrongful Convictions and False Justice: John Grisham's The Innocent Man
Flukinger, Kaleen (2008). The Conviction of Scott Lee Peterson: How the Media Influenced Attorney Mark Geragos' Opening Statement
Pettyjohn, Tashia (2008). Analyzing Vonnegut: A Bitter Pill of Advice for Educated America
Rockwell, Tiffany (2008). The Platinum Perfect Bride: Romantic Consumerism in Bridal Magazines
May, Gary (2007). What Would Jimmy Do? Carter's "A Message on Justice"
Bolen, Kathy (2007). Rosie the Riveter: The Metaphoric Messages
Setvin, Trevor (2007). Barbara Jordan: Interpretation of Articles of Impeachment
Wickham-Phelps, Ambyre (2007). An Exclusion of Me: A Study of Metaphor and Myth in Toni Morrison's Nobel Lecture (Top Paper Award).
Clarkson, Lee (2006). Super Size Me: Will Extreme Approach Spark Extreme Change?
Wells, Stacie (2006). Fostering Cultural Acceptance: A Narrative Criticism of Finding Forrester
Florence , Will (2006). The Rhetorical Power of Symbolism in Advertisements: Analyzing the Archaic Appeals of Dean Guitars. See the 2007 published essay in the Journal of the Northwest Communication Association
Austin, Maria (2006). Emmeline B. Wells: Revolutionary Woman of Words and Action
Florence, Will (2006). Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Legacy, the Universalization, and the Prize
Sharp, Steven (2005). Bush's Failure to Enact the Presidency
Estabrook, Robert (2005). The Man Who Would Have Been President: John Kerry's Concession at Fanuiel Hall
Vandehey, Regina (2005). What Does It Take to Be a Woman? A Feminist Analysis of Miss Congeniality
Beck, Ashley (2005). Women as Means to an End: A Feminist Analysis of two American Pie Movies
Richards, Jamie (2005). The Day Women Worldwide Took on the Patriarchy: An Analysis of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Speech to the World Women's Conference
Nelson, Maria (2005). Case Studies in Public Address: Barack Obama
Newell, Danielle (2005). Case Studies in Public Address: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Wells, Stacie (2005). Case Studies in Public Address: Sarah Brady
Coupens, Joel (2005). Case Studies in Public Address: Rachel Carson
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