Department

English

Date of Paper/Work

Fall 2018

Degree Name

Master of Arts in English (M.A.)

Type of Paper/Work

Essay

Advisors

Dr. Fernando Sánchez, Dr. Elizabeth Wilkinson, Dr . Martin Warren

Abstract

This essay explores the rhetorical ecology formed by the disabled community’s digestion of the Epilepsy Foundation website. Specifically, I focus on the resources available for epileptics to learn about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The ecology around this discourse is not a positive one with which to engage, which can be detrimental to the physical health of some of its readers. The language is negative, and its interactivity is inappropriate – on an impressionable group of people, discourse must be carefully constructed to limit its negative impact, even when the topic is distressing.

This argument is practical as well as theoretical; I aim to use this essay to petition for the restructuring of the website.

Keywords

Professional Writing

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