2/23: Rhetorical performances in hashtag movements
Today we will scrutinize the rhetorical functions of hashtags, particularly the linguistic functions they serve. To prepare for class:
- Read Julia Turner’s article “In Praise of the Hashtag”
- Read Daer, Hoffman, & Goodman’s article “Rhetorical Functions of Hashtag Forms Across Social Media Applications” (ELMS, pdf)
- Finalize your Hashtag Movement Presentation and essay for the class. Take Turner’s call to action for scholarly research of the hashtag to heart!