Tag: intertextuality

“Yes, We Can” and the Power of Political Slogans

Adam Hodges , October 21st, 2019


“Hey Joe, instead of saying, No we can’t,” retorted Senator Kamala Harris to Vice-President Joe Biden. “Let’s say, Yes, we can.” With that single line, Harris resurrected an…


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Staging Seizure: The Chronic Contingency of Epilepsy Diagnosis by Megh Marathe

Megh Marathe , October 11th, 2019


Epilepsy is a chronic illness and disability characterized by recurrent, unpredictable seizures. Epileptic seizures are transient events during which people lose control over all or parts of body-min…


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How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Adam Hodges , June 6th, 2018


Collins Dictionary named “fake news” its 2017 word of the year, an easy choice given the word’s “unprecedented usage increase” of 365 percent over the previous year. Collins…


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A Theory of Propaganda for the Social Media Age

Adam Hodges , April 9th, 2018


Intertextuality and the propagation of disinformation Propaganda typically refers to manipulative techniques and misleading messages used to gain public acquiescence for a political cause, especially …


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