[KB] Call for Nominations, Kenneth Burke Society Awards

David Blakesley dblakes at clemson.edu
Fri May 26 17:34:10 EDT 2017


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*Call for Nominations for the 10th Triennial Kenneth Burke Society Awards*

At its triennial conference, the Kenneth Burke Society gives three awards
to KBS members who exemplify high standards in Burkean scholarship and
service, as chosen by the membership and past awardees. Please send *by Monday
June 5**, 2017* your nomination recommendations for the 2017 awards to
conference organizers at *kbsconference2017 at gmail.com*
<kbsconference2017 at gmail.com>. *Include in your email the name of the
nominee or nominees, the award(s) for which you are recommending them, and
a brief statement of why they deserve the award.* Self-nominations are
welcome. Award categories are as follows:

The *Lifetime Achievement Award* recognizes extraordinary achievement in
Burke studies. Lifetime Achievement nominees must have been members for at
least fifteen years or, in cases where membership records are unclear, must
have attended the triennial conference five times and/or served the Society
as an officer, conference planner, etc. Previous recipients are Leland
Griffin (1990); William Rueckert (1993); Bernard Brock (1993); James
Chesebro (1999); Tim Crusius (2002); Jack Selzer (2005); Wayne Booth,
Michael Burke, Julie Whitaker (2008); Bryan Crable (2011); James Klumpp
(2014).

The *Distinguished Service Award* recognizes extraordinary service to the
Society. Distinguished Service nominees must have been members for at least
fifteen years or, in cases where membership records are unclear, must have
attended the triennial conference five times and/or served the Society as
an officer, conference planner, etc. Previous recipients include James
Chesebro (1993), Dale Bertelson (1996), Robert Wess (1999), Clarke Rountree
(2002), David Blakesley (2005), Mark Huglen (2008), Ann George (2011).  *Please
send nominations for this Award directly to Clarke Rountree*:
rountrj at uah.edu.

The *Emerging Scholar Award* recognizes the promise of a Burke scholar who
has published in the field of Burke students as a graduate student or
assistant professor (or, for independent scholars or non tenure-track
faculty, within his/her first 6-9 years of work). The Emerging Scholar
nominee may be a new Society member. Previous recipients include Debra
Hawhee (2002), Ryan Weber and Nathaniel Rivers (2005), Elizabeth Weiser
(2008), Kyle Jensen (2011), Kris Rutten (2014).

*Judges* for the 2017 awards are:

*Lifetime Achievement Award:  *Jack Selzer, Bryan Crable, Jim Klumpp

*Distinguished Service Award*:  Bob Wess, Clarke Rountree, Ann George

*Emerging Scholar Award*:  Liz Weiser, Kyle Jensen, David Blakesley
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