|Beautiful St. Louis at Night|
It was an exciting and illuminating experience, as illustrated by the comments and quotes from the attendees:
"As I knew it would be, KBS 2014 in St. Louis gave me the opportunity to witness our talented RCID students putting in their oars, joining the unending conversation of history in the parlor in~ David Blakesley
"The highlight for me: After one session featuring RCID students, a Burkeian from across the pond told me, 'You should be proud.' I am and we are!" ~ David Blakesley
Data gets the Dr. Ricket's Signature!
"Overall, I loved getting to see the diversity of how Burke is used, but I particularly enjoyed the panel on Burke and the Chicago Circle with Jack Selzer and Robert Wess" ~ Kathy Elrick
"The shirts were cute and soft, and taco night ruled!" ~ Kathy Erick
Ubiquitous selfie with KE and JB.
"Thomas Ricket's keynote on Parmenides and Nietzsche was excellent. It's encouraging and inspiring to see established figures in the field not only acknowledging but featuring the aesthetic, the sensible, and the spiritual as relevant dimensions of rhetoric." ~ Matthew Osborn
"The Kenneth Burke Society charmed my socks off. Such fascinating people with such interesting presentations. Music, literature, politics, the apocalypse--we covered it all." ~ Mari Ramler
"I was impressed by the creative and astonishing ways presenters applied Burke's thought to so many aspects of art, daily life, politics, pedagogy, and technology." ~ Data Canlas
"As a newbie, I felt privileged to be among brilliant Burkean scholars who were so generous with their wisdom, advice and feedback." ~ Data Canlas
"This conference goes on my list of 'most memorable conferences attended.'" ~ Data Canlas
"I heard two different comments, which I'll have to paraphrase: 'Your students are impressive;' and 'There are so many students from Clemson here! That speaks well of your program.' I totally agree!" ~ Steve Katz