The cover image is a screenshot from David Lynch's Twin Peaks, "The Return, Part 8" or "The Last Evening."
David Blakesley is the Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English at Clemson University. His books about or drawing from Burke include The Elements of Dramatism (2002), Late Poems 1968–1993 by Kenneth Burke ((with Julie Whitaker), and The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film (SIU Press, 2007). He received the Distinguished Service Award from the KB Society in 2005.
Rochelle Gregory, PhD, is currently the Honors Coordinator and an English Instructor at North Central Texas College in Corinth, Texas, where she teaches first-year composition, technical writing, and sophomore literature as part of the Honors Study Abroad program. Her research interests include the intersections of Kenneth Burke, Disability Studies, and Visual Rhetoric. When she's not working, Dr. Gregory enjoys traveling to Europe and playing in her local roller derby league.
KB Journal's mission is to explore what it means to be "Burkean." To this end, KB Journal publishes original scholarship that addresses, applies, extends, repurposes, or challenges the writings of Kenneth Burke, which include but are not limited to the major books and hundreds of articles by Burke, as well as the growing corpus of research material about Burke. It provides an outlet for integrating and critiquing the gamut of Burkean studies in communication, composition, English, gender, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and technical writing. In light of this, Kenneth Burke need not be sole focus of a submission, but Burke should be integral to the structure of the argument.