Kenneth Burke Conference

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Sixth Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society
“Kenneth Burke and His Circles: Rhetoric, Theory, and Critical Practice in and after the Twentieth Century” will be the theme of the Sixth Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, planned for July 10-12, 2005 in University Park, Pennsylvania. The meeting is planned in cooperation with the biennial Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.
How did Kenneth Burke participate in cultural conversations with other communities and individuals, and how did those communities and individuals in turn draw from him? The conference site is well suited to an exploration of such questions, since Penn State’s library is the repository of The Kenneth Burke Papers. Papers on any aspect of Kenneth Burke’s work and influence will be considered by the program committee.
A preliminary list of Featured Participants (as of July 15, 2004) includes Barbara Biesecker, David Blakesley, Greg Clark, Debra Hawhee, Dell Hymes, Cary Nelson, William Rueckert, Edward Schiappa, Robert Wess, and members of the Kenneth Burke family. A formal call for presentations and a complete list of featured and keynote speakers will be distributed in the coming months; a conference web site will also be developed, announced, and maintained. Direct questions in the meantime to Jack Selzer, Conference Director; Department of English, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802; jls25@psu.edu.
Jack Selzer
Professor of English
Department of English
Penn State University
103 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802
phone: 814-865-0251 or 863-3069; fax 814-863-7285
http://english.la.psu.edu (department web page)
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/l/jls25/ (personal web page)

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