Guest Editors: Kris Rutten, Dries Vrijders, and Ronald Soetaert, Ghent University
The Kenneth Burke Society is pleased to announce that David Blakesley will serve as the new editor of KB Journal. Glen Southergill has been named Associate Editor. Ryan Weber continues as the Review Editor.
David Blakesley is the Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English at Clemson University. His books on Burke include The Elements of Dramatism (2002) and (with Julie Whitaker), Late Poems 1968–1993 by Kenneth Burke. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the KB Society in 2005.
Glen Southergill is is a PhD Candidate in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, and the Assistant Director of the University Writing Fellows & Center at Clemson University. Glen's interests include histories and theories of rhetoric (especially networked and ecological perspectives), writing across the curriculum, and rhetorics of science.
Ryan Weber is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His areas of specialization include the rhetorics of irony, service learning, Stephen Colbert, and business and technical writing. With Nathaniel Rivers, he is the co-editor of Literature as Equpment for Living: The Literary Reviews of Kenneth Burke.
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.