Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Kelly Reames (Director), Dr. Christopher Ervin, Dr. David Lenoir
Department of English
Master of Arts
A creative exploration of the consequences of public speech in the era of freely accessible, social media, as the author, a former elections official, records and explores the consequences of public dissent in the case of President Barack Obama’s eligibility controversy. This non-fiction narrative culminates with the author’s analysis and observations on both his personal experiences and the state of public speech and political power in contemporary America.
Communication Technology and New Media | English Language and Literature | Rhetoric | Social Influence and Political Communication | Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Adams, Timothy Lee, "Discourse and Conflict: The President Barack H. Obama Birth Certificate Controversy and the New Media" (2011). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1071.