[KB] Burkean wedding

Elvera Berry berrye at roberts.edu
Mon Oct 16 13:17:11 EDT 2017


A welcome distraction for sure, Clarke! Would love to have "read" the faces
and minds of attendees in response to the "hymn."

As for Bakhtin, I've not done anything formal but have definitely drawn
comparisons. :-)

Cheers ~
*Elvera *

Elvera Berry, Ph.D.]
Professor of Communication
Roberts Wesleyan College
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Rochester, NY 14624
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On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:50 PM, Clarke Rountree <rountrj at uah.edu> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
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