November 3, 2015

John Lamothe, a graduate of Penn State University and current T&T student, successfully defended his dissertation, Disciplinary Mythologies: A Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis of Performance Enhancement Technologies in Sports, in UCF’s Center for Graduate Studies. Using a rhetorical-cultural methodological approach, John’s research led to the formation of a new theoretical framework called disciplinary mythologies. His dissertation discusses how two specific disciplinary mythologies—the level-playing-field topos and the nostalgia enthymeme—shape arguments and actions through sports discourse.