ERIC Number: EJ776226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 27
"Extraordinary Understandings" of Composition at the University of Chicago: Frederick Champion Ward, Kenneth Burke, and Henry W. Sams
Beasley, James P.
College Composition and Communication, v59 n1 p36-52 Sep 2007
While Richard Weaver, R. S. Crane, Richard McKeon, and Robert Streeter have been most identified with rhetoric at the University of Chicago and its institutional return in the 1950s, the archival record demonstrates that Frederick Champion Ward, dean of the undergraduate "College" from 1947 to 1954, and Henry W. Sams, director of English in the College during Ward's tenure, created the useful tensions for these positions to emerge.
Descriptors: Administrators, Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Universities, Deans, English, Archives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois