Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
English and Theatre
John F. Kennedy's presidential rhetoric reflects key criteria necessary for creating and sustaining the American Camelot myth. That myth was successfully ingrained within the American psyche through the use of visual rhetoric, campaign speech rhetoric, and crisis time rhetoric. Moreover, the collective memory of cultural trauma following Kennedy's assassination suggests a promising continuation of the Camelot myth. Because the four rhetorical categories (visual, campaign, crisis, and collective memory) worked in tandem, all were essential for creating Kennedy's legacy.
Copyright 2012 Stacy Fawn Wilder
Wilder, Stacy Fawn, "The Rhetorical Criteria of Kennedy's Camelot" (2012). Online Theses and Dissertations. Paper 58.