Defense Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

David Coogan PhD

Second Advisor

Gregory Donovan PhD

Third Advisor

Sonja LIvingston

Abstract

This inquiry focuses on creative nonfiction essay writing and its pedagogy, operating under the conceit that this category of literature possesses rich potential to render fruitful study of nonverbal communication. Creative Nonfiction pedagogy can be enriched and analysis of this genre broadened if somewhat familiar aspects of these texts are considered through the interdisciplinary lens of interpersonal and nonverbal communication. Through critical review of existing creative nonfiction pedagogy and close examination of the role of nonverbal communication in the essays of David Foster Wallace, this document aims to open possibilities through an interdisciplinary study of essay writing in order to contribute to the scholarship and knowledge available to professionals responsible for craft instruction, criticism and analysis of creative nonfiction literature.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-10-2017

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