Burke Papers at RSA 2006 [past]

Here is a list of the papers on the program for the 12th Biennial Conference of The Rhetoric Society of America (26-29 May, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee) that might be of particular interest to Burke scholars:

Date: Friday, May 26, 1:30-3:00 pm
Session: A06, Manufacturing the Democratic Imagination: Reflections on the Rhetoric of the Press
Place: Louis XVI
Speaker: Ann Dobyns, University of Denver
Title: “Kenneth Burke and the Progressive Press"

Date: Saturday, May 27, 1:00-2:30
Session: E05, Studies of Preaching
Place: Grand Salon F
Speaker: Christa Jean Downer, Texas Woman’s University
Title: “‛I Read it on a Church Sign’: A Burkean Analysis of Southern Baptist Church Marquees”

Date: Sunday, May 28, 8:30-10:00
Session: G07, Rhetorics of Emotion, Affect, and Common Sense
Place: Louis XVI
Speaker: Donna Strickland, University of Missouri-Columbia
Title: “The Burke Effect”

Date: Sunday, May 28, 10:15-11:45
Session: H02, George W. Bush and the Rhetoric of the War in Iraq
Place: Brinkley
Speaker: Ann George, Texas Christian University
Title: “Generic Imperatives: Burke, Bush, and the American Jeremiad”

Date: Sunday, May 28, 10:15-11:45
Session: H04, Influences of Religion on Rhetorical Theory
Place: Alonzo Locke
Speaker: Patrick Shaw, Lindsey Wilson College
Title: “Kenneth Burke: Rhetoric as a Secular Theory”

Date: Monday, May 29, 9:45-11:15
Session: L04, Literacy, Narrative, and Media
Place: Alonzo Locke
Speaker: Julie E. Groesch, Texas A&M University
Title: “Measuring One’s Soul by the Tape of the World: Burke and the Rhetoric of Literacy Narratives"