“What’s Missing in Miss America’s Response”

A Tale of Two Debates Last week, social media exploded after the Miss America Pageant. Users complained either how terrible feminists were or how terrible Miss America’s answer was. But what was actually said? Miss Nevada was asked the following question: Recently Time Magazine said 19% of U.S. undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault in college. Why has such … Continue reading “What’s Missing in Miss America’s Response”

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Expressive Theory Expressive theory, which exploded from the 1700s into the 1800s, “stressed the relationship between the work of the art and the artist, particularly the special faculties of mind and soul that the artist brings to the act of creation” (Richter 2). Perhaps social change impacted the shift from rhetorical criticism to expressive criticism. … Continue reading The Author