[KB] Burkean wedding

Clarke Rountree rountrj at uah.edu
Mon Oct 16 12:50:09 EDT 2017


Dear Burkelers:

I attended a wedding of my department colleague, Candice Lanius, this
weekend. It was officiated by her dissertation director, Ekaterina Haskins,
who pronounced it a wedding of "rhetoric nerds." (Candice's husband, Gaines
Hubbell, also is a rhetorician in the English department.)

The happy couple asked that Professor Haskins begin the ceremony with a
reading of Burke's "Dialectician's Hymn." The rhetoricians in the crowd
were pleased (perhaps 4 of us). I'm sure others were confused!

It's the first "Burkean" wedding I have heard about. (My wife would have
killed me if I asked for a Burke reading!)

With all the depressing news lately, I thought this might be a pleasant bit
of distraction..

All happiness to Candice and Gaines!


Clarke



-- 
Dr. Clarke Rountree
Professor of Communication Arts
Associate Dean for Recruitment and Outreach for the College of Arts,
Humanities, and Social Sciences
243 Morton Hall
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL  35899
256-824-6646
clarke.rountree at uah.edu
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