Burke, War, Words

Burke, War, Words

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In Burke, War, Words, M. Elizabeth Weiser reinserts Kenneth Burke's theory of dramatism into the social milieu from which it originated, fostering a new understanding of how this concept of motivation was itself motivated by war and criticism. Weiser's model of a new approach to historiography contextualizes the origins of rhetorical theories in order to enrich their universal application... where his work was accepted a€” were, as with most of his essays from the late 1930s onward, literary journals, so that as ... TRANSLATING THE LITERARY ATTITUDE OF DRAMATISM Burkea#39;s focus on a literary audience was apparent as early ... 1 seem to be shifting my linguistic analysis from a rhetoric to a grammaraquot; (March 8, 1941; in Jay, 243) a€” that is, from an ... What began as a politico-aesthetic examination of the U.S. Constitution, the humanization of war, and the nature ofanbsp;...

Title:Burke, War, Words
Author:M. Elizabeth Weiser
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2008


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