[KB] Let's not make things too (bleeping) quiet...

dbeard@d.umn.edu dbeard at d.umn.edu
Fri May 2 08:29:47 EDT 2008

I am happy that anyone post, as much as they like, with simply a  
greater attention to Burke.

So -- Burke as the mechanism for re-masculinizing academic identity in  
the Humanities, anyone?

Or:  Why, exactly, is Burke a mere shadow of I. A. Richards, yet so  
much more prominent in contemporary circles?

Or:  Anyone for a fifth master trope?

In short:  Burke!


David Beard
Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication
Department of Composition
University of Minnesota -- Duluth
Humanities 420, UMD, Duluth, MN 55812
dbeard at d.umn.edu

Quoting wrigh2kr at jmu.edu:

> I seldom post to kb, but I gain ideas from others' posts, often from  
>  Ed's.  So I second, third, . . . tenth the motion that Ed  
> reconsider  his hiatus.  Kenneth
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 18:35:15 -0700
>> From: Jim Moore <jimmijcat at hotmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [KB] Let's not make things too (bleeping) quiet...
>> To: <liminal64 at yahoo.com>, <kb at purdue.edu>
>>   I agree with Jerry et al.  Because Ed A. isn't bound
>>   to an academic institution,
>>   his posts tend not to be tinged with the
>>   sheepish careerism of some of the
>>   fare on this list.  Ed isn't afraid to lose face or
>>   piss someone off who he
>>   might need as a career ally in the future.  This
>>   generally makes for more
>>   interesting (and useful) reading even though I don't
>>   always agree with
>>   his spin.
>>   Jim
>>   Jim
>>     ------------------------------------------------
>>     Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 15:31:07 -0700
>>     From: liminal64 at yahoo.com
>>     To: kb at purdue.edu; mchambers1 at mac.com
>>     Subject: Re: [KB] Let's not make things too
>>     (bleeping) quiet...
>> I second that emotion.  Ed's been a fixture on Burke-L ever since I became
>> involved in the late 90s.  Although I may not always agree with him or I may
>> not be interested in every topic he chooses to write about, at   
>> least he keeps
>> things hopping.  In the finest Burkeian manner, he's nervously loquacious at
>> the edge of an abyss, the abyss of near total silence that this   
>> list would be
>> without him.  Without Ed's curmudgeonly encouragement and provocation, about
>> the only thing we'd see on here is a request to check a reference or a CFP
>> posted once every few months.  I'd hate to see him intimidated or   
>> shamed into
>> silence.
>> Jerry Ross, Assistant Professor
>> Department of Communications and Humanities
>> Southwestern Illinois College
>> 2700 Carlyle Avenue
>> Belleville, IL 62221
>> (618) 235-2700 Ext. 5415
>> --- On Wed, 4/30/08, MICHAEL CHAMBERS <mchambers1 at mac.com> wrote:
>>  From: MICHAEL CHAMBERS <mchambers1 at mac.com>
>>  Subject: [KB] Let's not make things too (bleeping) quiet...
>>  To: kb at purdue.edu
>>  Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:36 PM
>> A note to Ed A.,
>> Honestly, Ed, whether I agree with you or not, sifting through the   
>> mini-piles
>> of Burke-List postings is never dull when you're engaging literature on
>> pale whales, Obama discourse, political chicanery, or whatever else  
>>  you decide
>> to punch in when the mood suits you. Maybe your perspective on   
>> taking a break
>> has changed since Prof. Gunn's announcement of ten years of suffering
>> (another 30 to go and he'll be out of the desert...and near a Quality Inn
>> or a Denny's, perhaps...mmm, Moons Over My Hammy...), as I've noticed
>> another pile of unopened Burke mail awaits, but I'd just like to go on
>> record that an Appel-less Burke-List will be a much duller place.
>> Sorry that Denny's humor is all I can spill in this little note, but my
>> diss advisor is on this list and he'll be wondering why I'm not doing
>> *that* kind of writing.
>> Take care all,
>> MC
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