Literary Community-Making

The dialogicality of English texts from the seventeenth century to the present

Roger D. Sell | Åbo Akademi University
ISBN 9789027210319 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027274175 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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.
[Dialogue Studies, 14] 2012.  x, 263 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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2014. Early Romantic hopes of dialogue. In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 251 ff. DOI logo
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2014. In dialogue with the ageing Wordsworth. In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 161 ff. DOI logo
Sell, Roger D.
2014. Introduction. In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

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DSB: Literary studies: general

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LIT004120: LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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