Flowers, Arhlene Ann
Arhlene A. Flowers is Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications in the Department of Strategic Communication at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, New York. Her research focuses on verbal and visual literacy, virtual worlds, and social media. Her article, “Parodying Palin: How Tina Fey’s Visual and Verbal Impersonations Revived a Comedy Show and Impacted the 2008 Election,” recently appeared in the Journal of Visual Literacy. She also has two decades of industry experience in global public relations and marketing. E-mail: email@example.com.
ArticlesSwine semantics erupted into a linguistic battle between the two U.S. presidential candidates in the 2008 campaign over a lesser-known colloquialism “lipstick on a pig” reference in a speech by then Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama. This resulted in the Republicans sparring with the Democrats over the identification of the...Read more