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LINGUIST List 21.135

Sat Jan 09 2010

Books: Ling&Literature: Finch et al (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Humane Readings: Finch, Gill, Johnson, Lindahl-Raittila, Lindgren, Virtanen, Wårvik (Eds)

Message 1: Humane Readings: Finch, Gill, Johnson, Lindahl-Raittila, Lindgren, Virtanen, Wårvik (Eds)
Date: 09-Jan-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Humane Readings: Finch, Gill, Johnson, Lindahl-Raittila, Lindgren, Virtanen, Wårvik (Eds)
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Title: Humane Readings
Subtitle: Essays on literary mediation and communication in honour of Roger D. Sell
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 190
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20190

Editor: Jason Finch
Editor: Martin Gill
Editor: Anthony Johnson
Editor: Iris Lindahl-Raittila
Editor: Inna Lindgren
Editor: Tuija Virtanen
Editor: Brita Wårvik
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289124 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289124 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254344 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254344 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00

Since the 1980s, Roger D. Sell's literary criticism has striven to take
account of the (often conflicting) approaches available without
compromising the human importance of the literary work: either in terms of
its creation or its reception. Sell's theory of literature draws strength
from the interface between literary studies and linguistics and is grounded
on the argument that literary making is a primary communicational act
between human beings. Other critics have found Sell's work inspirational.
This book both responds to Sell's ideas and demonstrates the multifaceted
potential of his work. Aware of his trajectory through Literary-Pragmatic,
'Humanizing' and 'Mediating' criticism, Humane Readings offers a
series of original and focused studies which demonstrate the power,
provenance and importance of Sell's approach. Ranging in subject matter
from the Early Modern Period to the present, a reconfiguration of literary
criticism by contemporary readers and practitioners is urged here. Case
studies are presented on a range of poetic, novelistic, dramatic and
children's works. Each illuminates different aspects of Sell's critical

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng )

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