Ridicule, Technical Communication, and Nineteenth-Century Women Performing College Math
© 2020 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. This article examines how nineteenth-century participants in technical and professional communication (TPC) used rhetorical techniques of ridicule to critique audiences’ assumptions and advocate for expanded educational opportunities. Encouraging laughter ostensibly about college mathematics, Vassar students drew on their knowledge of rhetoric and higher education to disrupt audience expectations regarding the gendered identities of mathematician and college student. Using a case study, this article broadly urges the development of the role of humor as a technique in TPC.
Technical Communication Quarterly
Ridicule, Technical Communication, and Nineteenth-Century Women Performing College Math.
Technical Communication Quarterly.
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