About ECA

Interest Group: Kenneth Burke

Mission Statement

The Mission of the ECA Kenneth Burke Interest Group: Kenneth Burke is considered among the foremost "thinkers" (many would argue THE foremost literary and social critic) of the twentieth century. Known for both the breadth and depth of his understanding and explorations, Burke has been influential not only in the field of Communication but also in such studies as Literature, the Arts and Humanities, Sociology, Philosophy, and Theology. His insight into the nature of the human being and the role of language in human existence provides a complex yet compelling tapestry of ideas that scholars continue to unravel and re-weave. The purpose of the Kenneth Burke Interest Group is to promote the ongoing study, understanding, dissemination, research, critical analysis, and extension of Kenneth Burke's work.

IG Contacts

Chair: Brian Gilchrist; Mount St. Mary's University
Secretary: Steven Zwier, Duquesne University
EC Rep (term begins Sunday 2015/ends Thursday 2017): Elvera Berry, Roberts Wesleyan College
2018 PlannerBrian Gilchrist; Mount St. Mary's University


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