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Extensions of the Burkeian System
edited by James W. Chesebro
University of Alabama Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-0-8173-0674-8 | Paper: 978-0-8173-5326-1
Library of Congress Classification P92.5.B87E9 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.2/01

Focuses criticism upon the writings of Kenneth Burke.

"This is a powerful book. . . . We owe a debt of gratitude to James Chesebro. He and a few others have seen to it that Kenneth Burke's unique thought got a full and fair hearing from a new generation of scholars. This is because Chesebro has done what many others have failed to do. He has treated Burke's work not as a closed system but as a kind of resource that must be shaped anew for every challenge or question.

"This volume is the result of an open call for papers. Forty-three were submitted and considered by a selection committee that included Bernard Brock, James Klumpp, Dale Bertelson and Timothy Thompson. . . . Chesebro organized the volume into four movements [that] represent the ways in which Burke's system might continue to act as a fructifying influence in contemporary thought."—Burke Book Reviews, Kenneth Burke Society Newsletter

  • Contents 
    • Preface
      • Chesebro, James W.
    • Part I. 
    • Historical Extensions
      • 1. 
      • A Field Guide to Kenneth Burke—1990
        • Rueckert, William H.
      • 2. 
      • Auscultation, Creation, and Revision
        • Burke, Kenneth
      • 3. 
      • Aesthetic and Practical Frames of Reference: Burke, Marx, and the Rhetoric of Social Change
        • Henderson, Greig E.
    • Part II. 
    • Methodological Extensions
      • 4. 
      • Kenneth Burke's Concept of Rhetorical Negativity
        • Gregg, Richard B.
      • 5. 
      • Burke's Representative Anecdote as a Critical Method
        • Madsen, Arnie
      • 6. 
      • Kenneth Burke's Conception of Reality: The Process of Transformation and Its Implications for Rhetorical Criticism
        • Bertelsen, Dale A.
    • Part III. 
    • Applied and Societal Extensions
      • 7. 
      • Kenneth Burke on Ecology: A Synthesis
        • Blankenship, Jane
      • 8. 
      • Attitudes toward Counternature (with Notes on Nurturing a Poetic Psychosis)
        • Thompson, Timothy N.
        • Palmeri, Anthony J.
    • Part IV. 
    • Philosophical Extensions
      • 9. 
      • Instruments of His Own Making: Burke and Media
        • Cathcart, Robert S.
      • 10. 
      • The Evolution of Kenneth Burke's Philosophy of Rhetoric: Dialectic between Epistemology and Ontology
        • Brock, Bernard L.
    • References
    • Contributors
    • Index

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