Kenneth Burke

Burke, Kenneth Duva

Kenneth Duva Burke, 1897–1993, American critic, b. Pittsburgh, Pa. He was music critic for The Dial (1927–29) and The Nation (1934–36). A profound thinker whose writings have influenced other critics, Burke saw literature as "symbolic action" —man must view everything through a haze of symbols (language). Among his works are Counter-Statement (1931); Attitudes Towards History (1937); A Grammar of Motives (1945); Collected Poems (1968); and The Complete White Oxen (1968), a collection of short fiction.

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Unending Conversations: New Writings by and about Kenneth Burke
Greig Henderson; David Cratis Williams.
Southern Illinois University Press, 2001
A Grammar of Motives
Kenneth Burke.
Prentice-Hall, 1945
Counter-Statement
Kenneth Burke.
Hermes Publications, 1953 (2nd edition)
Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose
Kenneth Burke.
New Republic, 1935
Kenneth Burke: Rhetoric and Ideology
Stephen Bygrave.
Routledge, 1993
Kenneth Burke's Continued Relevance: Arguments toward a Better Life
Crable, Bryan.
Argumentation and Advocacy, Vol. 40, No. 2, Fall 2003
Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored
Arabella Lyon.
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Kenneth Burke on Form, Motive, and Purpose"
Communication and Social Order
Hugh Dalziel Duncan.
Bedminster Press, 1962
Librarian’s tip: Part Four "Burke's Sociology of Language"
Language and Literature in Society: A Sociological Essay on Theory and Method in the Interpretation of Linguistic Symbols
Hugh Dalziel Duncan.
University of Chicago Press, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VI "Literature as Equipment for Action: Burke's Dramatistic Conception"
The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison
Beth Eddy.
Princeton University Press, 2003
Kenneth Burke's Dramatism and Popular Arts
C. Ronald Kimberling.
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1982
Edifying Arguments and Perspective by Incongruity: The Perplexing Argumentation Method of Kenneth Burke
Levasseur, David G.
Argumentation and Advocacy, Vol. 29, No. 4, Spring 1993
Hegemony and Globalism: Kenneth Burke and Paradoxes of Representation
Ingram, Jason.
Communication Studies, Vol. 53, No. 1, Spring 2002
The Comic Frame as a Corrective to Bureaucratization: A Dramatistic Perspective on Argumentation
Madsen, Arnie J.
Argumentation and Advocacy, Vol. 29, No. 4, Spring 1993
Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources
Michael G. Moran; Michelle Ballif.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Kenneth Duva Burke (1897-1993)" begins on p. 75
Kenneth Burke's "Attitude" at the Crossroads of Rhetorical and Cultural Studies: A Proposal and Case Study Illustration
Mahan-Hays, Sarah E.; Aden, Roger C.
Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 67, No. 1, Winter 2003
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