Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century

Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century

by Bernard L. Brock

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ISBN-13: 9780791497609
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 579 KB

About the Author

Bernard L. Brock is Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Art and Public Policy, Wayne State University. He is the author of Kenneth Burke and Contemporary European Thought: Rhetoric in Transition, Public Policy Decision-Making: A Systems and Comparative Advantages Approach, and the editor of Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth Century Perspective.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bernard L. Brock

Part I. Symbolic Action

1. Nature's Physician: The Metabiology of Kenneth Burke

Richard H. Thames

2. Toward an Ecology of Language

Star A. Muir

3. Kenneth Burke's Pragmatism—Old and New

David Blakesley

Part II. Burke and Feminism

4. "Being" and the Promise of Trinity: A Feminist Addition to Burke's Theory of Dramatism

Karen A. Foss and Cindy L. White

5. "Can This Marriage Be Saved?": Reclaiming Burke for Feminist Scholarship

Phyllis M. Japp

Part III. Postmodernism and Multiculturalism

6. Kenneth Burke's Implicit Theory of Power

George Cheney, Kathy Garvin-Doxas, and Kathleen Torrens

7. Dramatism and Deconstruction: Burke, de Man, and the Rhetorical Motive

Greig Henderson

8. Multiculturalism and the Burkean System: Limitations and Extensions

James W. Chesebro

Part IV. The Burkean System

9. Lacan, Burke, and Human Motive

Dina Stevenson

10. Burkean Social Hierarchy and the Ironic Investment of Martin Luther King

James F. Klumpp

11. "Secular Pragmatism": Kenneth Burke and the [Re]socialization of Literature and Theory

Dennis J. Ciesielski

Contributors

Index

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