Literary Community-Making

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

| Åbo Akademi University
ISBN 9789027210319 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027274175 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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
Table of Contents
List of illustrations and figures
Chapter 1. Introduction
Roger D. Sell
Chapter 2. Creating paratextual communities: Reading Amelia Lanyer and Thomas Coryate
Helen Wilcox
Chapter 3. Laudianism and literary communication: The case of John Boys’s Fasti Cantuarienses (1670)
Anthony Johnson
Chapter 4. Pope’s community-making through The Dunciad Variorum
Adam Borch
Chapter 5. Dialogue versus Silencing: Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Roger D. Sell
Chapter 6. Towards a dialogical approach to Arnold
Juha-Pekka Alarauhio
Chapter 7. Kipling’s soldiers and Kipling’s readers: Members of a single community?
Inna Lindgren
Chapter 8. Addressivity and literary history: The case of William Plomer
Jason Finch
Chapter 9. Within the anti-fascist community: Ambivalences in Auden’s “Spain”
Leona Toker
Chapter 10. Literary dialogicality under threat? The representation of Daniel O’Connell in Walter Macken’sThe Silent People
Gunilla Bexar
Chapter 11. Robert Kroetsch and Rudy Wiebe: From Prairie communities to communities 
of enlightened readers
Janne Korkka
Chapter 12. “Reading as a relationship” Lyn Hejinian’s poetics of a common language
Elina Siltanen
Cited by

Cited by 8 other publications

No author info given
2019.  In A Humanizing Literary Pragmatics [FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 10], Crossref logo
No author info given
2019.  In Renaissance Man [FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 11], Crossref logo
No author info given
2020.  In Literary Communication as Dialogue [FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 14], Crossref logo
Chen, Yi
2014.  In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 41 ff. Crossref logo
Gunilla Hermansson & Jens Lohfert Jørgensen
2020.  In Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History [FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 15], Crossref logo
Lejeune, Guillaume
2014.  In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 251 ff. Crossref logo
Sell, Roger D.
2014.  In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Sell, Roger D.
2014.  In Literature as Dialogue [Dialogue Studies, 22],  pp. 161 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 12 september 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT004120 – LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012007006 | Marc record