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Theories of Language: Kenneth Burke

Kenneth Burke

Read a brief biographical sketch about Kenneth Burke and his work in symbolic action from St. Martin's Presss.

Kenneth Burke's Definition of Human

This interactive page by Jerry Ross examines the key elements of Burke's view that human beings are bodies that learn language and extends Burke's view that humans are symbol-using, symbol-misusing animals.

Virtual Burke Parlor

This site is from the Department of English at Purdue University. It features links to the Kenneth Burke Discussion List and information about the Kenneth Burke Society.

Kenneth Burke Links from the University of Colorado at Denver

This page provides an extensive listing of links to various discussions of Kenneth Burke's theories of language and rhetoric. The list is maintained by Martin Ryder.

Kenneth Burke Society

This is an organization dedicated to ongoing discussion of Burkean themes.

Kenneth Burke Material and Notes

James Comas from the University of Missouri-Columbia provides background information about Burke and some of his major works.

Identification as a Key Term in Burke's Rhetorical Theory

This essay by Brooke L. Quigley from the American Communication Journal examines Burke's concept of identification and illustrates how the concept an yield insight to the response to news stories about the death of Princess Diana.

Some contributions of Kenneth Burke's A grammar of motives to the humanities

Radney J. Randolph writes a review of Burke's Grammar of Motives with special reference to Burkean connections to postmodern writers.

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