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“How Delightfully Awful!”: Reflections on Kenneth Burke’s “Linguistic Approach to Problems of Education”

The following guest post is by Peter Kuryla, associate professor of history at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Pete hosted an invigorating two-day seminar at Belmont last week and invited me down to talk with him and his colleagues about Kenneth Burke and the culture wars. The following is Pete’s eclectic and smart take on the Burke text that we read and discussed. Enjoy. During a recent reading of Kenneth Burke’s “Linguistic Approach to Problems of Education” (LAPE) (1955) among some friends old and new, we were struck by how timely the essay was for concerns that many of us Read more