Booth, Wayne Clayson

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Born: Feb 22, 1921 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Critics


1921 - He was born on the 22nd of February in American Fork, Utah, U.S.

1944 - Booth attended Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah.

1947 - The University of Chicago, where he became devoted to Neo-Aristotelian critical methods while studying with R.S. Crane.

1961 - His influential first book, The Rhetoric of Fiction.

1962 - He served as Professor of University of Chicago.

1974 - He produced Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent, a plea for reasoned assent in the educational community that was prompted by events on the Chicago campus.

1979 - He wrote "Critical Understanding: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism".

1981-1982 - He served as Modern Language Association President.

1988 - He wrote "The Company We Keep' and The Vocation of a Teacher: Rhetorical Occasions.

1990 - The Art of Deliberalizing: A Handbook for True Professionals.

1992 - He taught at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., and Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and then at the University of Chicago until his retirement.

1999 - He authored the "For the Love of It: Amateuring & Its Rivals".

2004 - The Rhetoric of Rhetoric: The Quest for Effective Communication.

2005 - He died on the 10th of October in Chicago, Illinois.
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