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LINGUIST List 23.3308

Sat Aug 04 2012

Books: Literary Community-Making: Sell (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Aug-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Literary Community-Making: Sell (Ed)
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Title: Literary Community-Making
Subtitle: The dialogicality of English texts from the seventeenth century to the present
Series Title: Dialogue Studies 14
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ds.14

Editor: Roger D. Sell
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274175 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274175 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210319 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210319 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210319 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

The writing and reading of so-called literary texts can be seen as processes which are genuinely communicational. They lead, that is to say, to the growth of communities within which individuals acknowledge not only each other's similarities but differences as well. In this new book, Roger D. Sell and his colleagues apply the communicational perspective to the past four centuries of literary activity in English. Paying detailed attention to texts - both canonical and non-canonical - by Amelia Lanyer, Thomas Coryate, John Boys, Pope, Coleridge, Arnold, Kipling, William Plomer, Auden, Walter Macken, Robert Kroetsch, Rudy Wiebe and Lyn Hejinian, the book shows how the communicational issues of addressivity, commonality, dialogicality and ethics have arisen in widely different historical contexts. At a metascholarly level, it suggests that the communicational criticism of literary texts has significant cultural, social and political roles to play in the post-postmodern era of rampant globalization.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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