• Appeals to reason : negotiating rhetorical responsibility and dialectical constraints in church-state separation discourse 

    Battistelli, Todd Joseph (2014-05)
    This dissertation explores how argumentation theory can supplement models of responsible persuasion in rhetoric and writing studies. In particular, it demonstrates how reasoning as envisioned in the pragma-dialectical ...
  • Bloodsong for mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra, and fixed media 

    Stonaker, Ben Floyd, 1981- (2015-12)
    Bloodsong is a fifty-minute monodrama in one act for mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra, and fixed media. The piece was written for vocalist Ellie Jarrett Shattles and received its world premiere at the University of Texas ...
  • Callisto 

    Corry, Sara Jessica (2012-05)
    Callisto or Jupiter IV is one of 66 moons of the planet Jupiter. Discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610, it is the third-largest moon in the Solar System. It is thought that Callisto’s surface has evolved primarily through ...
  • Comrades 

    Hayman, Jeffrey P. (2013-12)
    Comrades was inspired by Milan Kundera’s first novel, The Joke. The music initially set out to depict four characters from The Joke and their distinct personalities, with each movement individually depicting a specific ...
  • Disciplining the muse : evaluating creative writing studies’ effort to establish itself as an academic discipline 

    Hedengren, Mary Leah, Ph. D.; 0000-0002-1802-9288 (2015-08)
    Disciplinarity in the humanities has long been neglected by writing-in-the-disciplines (WID) scholars in favor of science and business writing. Disciplining the Muse argues that there is much for WID scholars to learn by ...
  • The drawing board 

    Heitlinger, Alex (2014-05)
    The composition The Drawing Board is an extended three-movement work for jazz orchestra, approximately twenty-six minutes in length. The Drawing Board is a musical portrayal of an imaginary artist as he undertakes his work, ...
  • EMF 

    Stoffregen, Robert Max (2012-05)
    EMF Duration: c.a. 15 minutes Robert Max Stoffregen, M. Music The University of Texas at Austin, 2012 Supervisor: Russell Pinkston Co- Supervisor: Bruce Pennycook This piano trio is an extension of my ...
  • Enduring character : the problem with authenticity and the persistence of ethos 

    Dieter, Eric Matthew, 1976- (2013-12)
    This dissertation is interested in how people talk about character in a variety of public spheres. Specifically, it explores the tangled relationship between authenticity and ethos, or what is taken as the distinction ...
  • Examining the multilingual and multimodal resources of young Latino picturebook makers 

    Zapata, Maria Angelica (2013-08)
    The purpose of this qualitative research was to better understand the multilingual and multimodal composition resources appropriated by students during a study of Latino children’s picturebooks within a predominantly Latino, ...
  • A hero's journey : a modern musical exploration of the monomyth 

    Brace, Conor Lane (2009-12)
    This thesis presents and analyzes the author's original jazz composition "A Hero's Journey," based on the ancient and widespread storytelling pattern that Joseph Campbell called the "monomyth." Using major concepts from ...
  • How about here 

    Shank, Joshua, 1980- (2012-08)
    The material for this piece is all based around immutable musical objects and how they interact with one another. The opening movement takes various ostinato patterns and has them combine with different bass notes. The ...
  • I-10 

    Sigler, Andrew Lloyd (2014-05)
    I-10 is a multi-movement song-cycle inspired by the I-10 corridor as it passes through southern Louisiana and its impact on my life. I grew up in Lake Charles, spent nine years in Lafayette, and made countless trips to New ...
  • Language and tool support for multilingual programs 

    Lee, Byeongcheol (2011-08)
    Programmers compose programs in multiple languages to combine the advantages of innovations in new high-level programming languages with decades of engineering effort in legacy libraries and systems. For language ...
  • The light that passes through it : three portraits of Chihuly glass art 

    Caputo, Daniel John (2015-05)
    The light that passes through it (2015) for orchestra is a three-movement composition inspired by the life and artwork of Pacific Northwest glass artist Dale Chihuly. Each movement aims to express the brilliant and luminous ...
  • Literature in first-year composition : a mixed methods analysis 

    Odom, Stephanie Marie (2013-05)
    This dissertation intervenes in a long-simmering debate about whether literature belongs in composition classes. Using a combination of empirical and textual methods, my scholarship proceeds inductively from analyzing ...
  • Lofty : a culminating cinematic experiment 

    Smith, Patrick William, active 2013 (2013-05)
    The following report is an in depth, step-by-step analysis of the processes and experiments undertaken during the creation of the thesis film, "Lofty," written, directed, photographed, scored, and edited by Patrick William ...
  • Long distance : for solo percussion, wind ensemble, and electronics 

    Snowden, Steven, 1981- (2014-05)
    Long Distance is a work for solo percussion (marimba and vibraphone), wind ensemble, and electronics consisting of four movements and lasting approximately twenty minutes. Each movement is designed to be able to stand on ...
  • Midnight drearies : three moods on Edgar Allan Poe 

    Davis, Andrew Delamater (2012-12)
    Edgar Allan Poe has long been considered one of the great writers in Gothic literature. His works, as he himself suggested in his essay “The Philosophy of Composition,” are intended to strike a unique balance between ...
  • Música dramática 

    Wilson, Zackery Joseph (2010-05)
    In my years as a composer, I’ve had a great fascination with the concept of juxtaposition and superimposition of various moods and styles of music. Although I’d written many pieces before thesis, I had yet to examine the ...
  • Playing around the real : games, play, and the declamation dynamic in ancient and modern rhetorical pedagogy 

    Wiese, Hugh Clevenger (2014-08)
    This dissertation reassesses declamation, a pedagogical exercise that was prominent in the rhetoric schools of ancient Greece and Rome but that is now, by many accounts, a mere historical artifact. On the contrary, this ...