Palmer, Heather; Jones, Rebecca
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This paper concerns the idea of voice within the field of composition studies and more specifically the canon of style. I examine the current rise of style to a place of prominence within composition and take issue with the exclusion of voice from this resurgence. By looking more closely at the complex definitions surrounding voice as well as the associations and critiques which have worked to repress its contemporary discussion, I demonstrate the unfounded nature of its dismissal. After revealing the ways in which voice is compatible with postmodern thought and usable despite its complexity, I outline some of the pedagogical implications a renewed acceptance of voice would allow. These include a more complete rhetorical vocabulary, a deeper understanding of ethos as it functions in student writing and our increasingly globalized electronic society, and its importance to the field of alternative discourse.
M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.
Voice in literature
English Language and Literature
iii, 69 leaves
Jones, Deborah Gail, "Changing clothes: re-dressing voice for a stylish return" (2010). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.