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Lakeland College Assistant Professor of Communication Casey Schmitt had a pair of articles published this spring.

An original criticism essay was published in the peer-reviewed journal "Persona Studies." The essay conducts a rhetorical analysis of two speeches by actor-director Clint Eastwood – his celebrated Super Bowl XLVI halftime commercial for the Chrysler Group and his maligned address at the 2012 Republican National Convention. The essay investigates the role of persona and expectation in the rhetoric of massively famous public figures.

The essay can be accessed online at https://ojs.deakin.edu.au/index.php/ps/article/view/510/576.

Schmitt also had an article published in the peer-reviewed digital rhetoric journal, "Harlot." The article, titled "Deconstructing Trailheads: Six Frames for Wilderness and a Rhetorical Intervention for Ecology," applies rhetorical analysis to the entry and boundary markers of nature preserves and national park spaces, with special attention to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Northern Wisconsin.

The article can be accessed online at http://harlotofthearts.org/issues/issue_15/schmitt/index.html.

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