Burke, Kenneth

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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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creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke papers. 1906-1960. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf 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.
creatorOf Sawyer, Julian. Letter to [Kenneth] Burke. New York, NY. 1935 Nov. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Collection of 1 autograph letter signed with initials, 5 typed letters signed with initials, and a carbon copy typescript of poem, "To the memory of E. E. Cummings" : location varies, to Gilbert Seldes, 1938-1968. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Grucci, Joseph Leonard, 1908-1982. Joseph Leonard Grucci papers, 1932-1983 (bulk 1949-1982). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969, 1927-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Edward Estlin Cummings Correspondence, 1922-1969 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Duncan, Hugh Dalziel. Hugh Dalziel Duncan papers, 1954-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn William Carlos Williams papers, circa 1880-1985, 1930-1973 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Paul de Man papers, 1948-1984 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Warren, Austin, 1899-1986. Papers, 1922-1986. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Josephson, Matthew, 1899-1978. Matthew Josephson papers, 1917-1979 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dell H. Hymes Papers, 1947-1992 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke correspondence with Myron Simon, 1964-1973. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Gresser, Sy, 1926-. Seymour Gresser papers, 1950-1958. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Marianne Moore collection of papers, 1887-1975, 1921-1969 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Stanley Edgar Hyman Papers, 1932-1978, (bulk 1938-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Harold Rosenberg papers, 1923-1984 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978. Harold Rosenberg Papers, 1923-1984. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke Letters to Lily Batterham Burke, 1918-1933 (bulk 1919, 1922-1929). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Marianne Moore letters and other material, 1952-1972. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Nemerov, Howard. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Dial/Scofield Thayer papers, 1879-1982, 1920-1925 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letters to William H. Rueckert, 1959-1987. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. Malcolm Cowley papers, 1911-1990. Newberry Library
referencedIn Matthew Josephson papers, 1917-1979 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1921-1937. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. Erskine Caldwell letter to Kenneth Burke, 1935 April 7. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Baldwin, Faith, 1893-1978. Smart Set Papers, 1952-1964. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965. Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969 bulk (1927-1967). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Seymour Gresser Papers., 1950-1958. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Thayer, Scofield, b. 1889. Dial/Scofield Thayer papers, 1879-1982 (bulk 1920-1925). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letters to Henry W. Sams, and manuscripts, 1953-1976. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. Stephen Spender collection of papers, [1931]-1993 bulk ([1931]-1967). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jean Toomer papers, 1898-1963 (inclusive), 1920-1954 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Squires, Radcliff, 1917-. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. General correspondence, 1901-1972. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Letter to Julian Sawyer. Andover, NJ. 1935 Nov. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pennsylvania State University. The Year of the Pennsylvania writer collection, 1984-1986. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Rosenthal, M. L. (Macha Louis), 1917-. M.L. Rosenthal papers, [ca. 19301996]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Stephen Spender collection of papers, 1928]-1993, 1931-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Robert Bechtold Heilman Papers, 1907-2004, 1928-2004 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers, 1920-1940, Part II (Bullock-Levine). Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn M. L. Rosenthal Papers, ca. 1930-1996 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Towards looking back [manuscript], 1976. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Nichols, Marie Hochmuth, 1908-. Papers, 1927-1978. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letters to Stanley Weintraub, 1971-1984. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Allen D. Grimshaw papers, 1917-2008, bulk 1960-1995 Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Managementhttp://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letters to Carol Price Sams, and manuscript, 1976. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965. Papers, 1932-1970 (bulk 1938-1965). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers, 1920-1972, 1920-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967. Jean Toomer papers, 1898-1963 (inclusive), 1920-1954 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letters, 1936-1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Isidor Schneider Papers, 1925-1975 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Knickerbocker, William Skinkle, 1892-. William Skinkle Knickerbocker letters, 1922-1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn McKeon, Richard Peter. Papers, 1918-1985 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke collection of papers, 1922-1983 bulk (1922-1973). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. An Eye-poem for the ear [manuscript] / Kenneth Burke. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1929-1992 (Series 1.1.1 A-C). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Watson, James Sibley. James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers, 1920-1972 bulk(1920-1929). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke papers. Box 8-11 [microform], 1930-1955. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke papers, 1915-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letter to Mr. Arrowsmith, 1964 October 1. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Schneider, Isidor, b. 1896. Papers, 1925-1975. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Heilman, Robert Bechtold, 1906-2004. Robert Bechtold Heilman papers, 1907-2001. University of Washington Libraries
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke correspondence with Robert Wess, 1974-1985. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Squires, Radcliffe, 1917-1993. Papers, 1960-1981. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Moore, Marianne, 1887-1975. Marianne Moore collection of papers, 1887-1975 bulk (1921-1969). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. William Carlos Williams papers, circa 1880-1985. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kostelanetz, Richard. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf San Francisco Art Association. San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978 (bulk 1871-1920). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Blume, Peter, 1906-1992. Peter Blume papers, [ca. 1926]-1992. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn McKeon, Richard (Richard Peter), 1900-1985. Papers, 1918-1985 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke letters to Charles L. Elkins, and manuscripts, 1971-1985. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Papers, 1961. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Edward Estlin Cummings correspondence, 1922-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. Kenneth Burke postcard to Charles Mann, 1979 June 20. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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Death 1993-11-19

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