Burke, Kenneth

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Dates:
Birth 1897-05-05
Death 1993-11-19
Americans
English

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Kenneth Burke was an American literary critic and philosopher of language.

From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to Stanley Weintraub, 1971-1984. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768251269

From the description of Towards looking back [manuscript], 1976. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768131282

From the description of An Eye-poem for the ear [manuscript] / Kenneth Burke. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768129628

From the description of Kenneth Burke correspondence with Myron Simon, 1964-1973. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768131222

From the description of Kenneth Burke postcard to Charles Mann, 1979 June 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 767886923

From the description of Kenneth Burke letter to Mr. Arrowsmith, 1964 October 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768120033

Kenneth Burke was an American writer of short stories, historical dramas, and criticism, as well as a poet, and translator.

From the description of Kenneth Burke collection of papers, 1922-1983 bulk (1922-1973). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652076

From the guide to the Kenneth Burke collection of papers, 1922-1983, 1922-1973, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Professor from Andover, N.J.

From the description of Papers, 1961. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36492143

Kenneth Burke, well-known as a twentieth-century literary critic and philosopher of language, was especially influential in areas of rhetorical, cultural, and communication studies.

From the description of Kenneth Burke papers, 1915-1969. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 693284242

From the description of Kenneth Burke papers. Box 8-11 [microform], 1930-1955. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 733302743

From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to Carol Price Sams, and manuscript, 1976. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 733352796

From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to Henry W. Sams, and manuscripts, 1953-1976. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 733348524

Kenneth Burke (Columbia student, 1916-17), author of poems, short stories, literary and music criticism, and books in the behavioral sciences. Teacher of literary criticism at Bennington College for over 15 years, he later settled in New Jersey to dedicate his time to writing and to lecturing at different educational intitutions.

From the description of Kenneth Burke letters, 1936-1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459316

Kenneth Burke was a poet, essayist, reviewer, novelist, translator, social commentator, and writer of short stories. But Burke was more widely known in scholarly circles as a philosopher of language, and his ever-fertile writings have continued to influence contemporary thought, particularly in areas of rhetoric, philosophy, literary theory, cultural studies, and communication studies.

Lily Mary Batterham Burke was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on 4 July 1891, daughter of English parents, Harry Batterham and Eleanor Ann Forster. Lily Batterham earned a degree in education from North Carolina Normal and then in 1916 a B.A. and in 1917 an M.A. in mathematics from Ohio State University. Sometime after graduating, she worked as an assistant at Bell Laboratories, at the edge of Greenwich Village on Hudson Street, New York City. As a young woman Lily also taught mathematics in secondary education and in later years worked as a business secretary. On 17 May 1919, Lily Mary Batterham and Kenneth Duva Burke were married and had three daughters: Jeanne Elspeth "Dutchie" (1920), Eleanor Duva "Happy" (1922), and Frances Batterham "Jake" (1926). In November 1933 Lily and Kenneth Burke divorced. Lily Batterham Burke died 9 June 1961, in New York City and is buried in Asheville, North Carolina.

From the description of Kenneth Burke Letters to Lily Batterham Burke, 1918-1933 (bulk 1919, 1922-1929). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 741366325

Kenneth Burke was a poet, essayist, reviewer, novelist, translator, social commentator, and writer of short stories. But Burke was more widely known in scholarly circles as a philosopher of language, and his ever-fertile writings have continued to influence contemporary thought, particularly in areas of rhetoric, philosophy, literary theory, cultural studies, and communication studies.

William Howe Rueckert taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, from 1957 to 1965; the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, from 1966 to 1975; and the State University of New York at Geneseo, beginning in 1975. In May 1990, Rueckert was elected the first president of the Kenneth Burke Society. Through his writings and editions William H. Rueckert introduced Burke's writings to a wide scholarly audience.

From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to William H. Rueckert, 1959-1987. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 71790614

Kenneth Burke, well-known as a twentieth-century literary critic and philosopher of language, was especially influential in areas of rhetorical, cultural, and communication studies.

At Southern Illinois University, Charles L. Elkins was a student of the sociologist Hugh Duncan, a colleague and student of Kenneth Burke. Through this association Elkins first came to meet Kenneth Burke when he was assigned to drive Kenneth Burke to and from St. Louis for Burke's speaking engagements at Carbondale. After Duncan died in 1970, Elkins, in need of a recommendation, renewed contact with Burke in 1971, and subsequent letters reveal that during the later 1970s and early 1980s Elkins and Burke attended some of the same conferences. The highpoint of their interactions, documented with photographs, occurred when Burke visited Florida International University from January to March 1978 where Elkins taught.

From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to Charles L. Elkins, and manuscripts, 1971-1985. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 756502480

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  • Classical literature--Influence
  • Religion--20th century
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  • American literature--20th century
  • Rhetoric--20th century
  • Rhetoricians
  • History--20th century
  • Batterham family
  • Linguistics

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