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dc.contributor.authorMunro, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-05T04:56:30Z
dc.date.available2017-09-05T04:56:30Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn22055258en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.21153/ps2015vol1no1art452en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/89180
dc.description.abstractThis article suggests a rhetorical orientation for some future work in persona studies. In this paper, I maintain that persona studies can usefully contribute to the close description of complexes of discursive events. In particular, I contend that persona studies can enhance efforts in the humanities to describe discursive events involving public figures who have achieved a degree of fame or notoriety. The descriptive purchase of persona studies is maximised, I argue, when we foreground its rhetorical and semiotic postulates. To make this case, I read the figure of Julian Assange rhetorically. By focussing on questions of ethos and ethopoesis – the performative, discursive construction of full human character – I show that Julian Assange can be usefully read as a particular, digitally inflected instantiation of the persona of the information activist. In this instance, persona studies helps us to read the constitutive relation between digital leaking and issues of secrecy and publicity, and to understand the fortunes of the figure of Julian Assange in terms of Assange’s particular performance of the persona of the digital information activist.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherDeakin Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom40en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto52en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPersona Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200299en_US
dc.titleAssange and WikiLeaks: Secrets, Personae and the Ethopoetics of Digital Leakingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2015. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
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