Title page for ETD etd-05052008-145906

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Tubbs , Meghan
URN etd-05052008-145906
Title Rhetorical Autobiography: A Narrative Analysis of Aleshia Brevard's The Woman I Was Not Born To Be: A Transsexual Journey
Degree Master of Arts
Department Communication Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Waggenspack, Beth M. Committee Chair
Holloway, Rachel L. Committee Member
Sewell, Edward H. Jr. Committee Member
  • Aleshia Brevard
  • narrative analysis
  • transsexual
  • autobiography
Date of Defense 2008-04-28
Availability unrestricted
This thesis aims to explore autobiography as a rhetorical genre and to explore the personal narrative of Aleshia Brevard, an MTF (male to female) transsexual. The critical analysis employs a form of narrative criticism created from the work of several rhetorical critics. Narrative coherence is examined through looking at Brevard’s arrangement of events, and narrative fidelity is examined through looking at Brevard’s use of ultimate terms. This thesis suggests that the personal narratives told by transsexual individuals may constitute a previously undiscovered rhetorical genre and makes recommendations for future investigations of these narratives.
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