The dialogicality of English texts from the seventeenth century to the present
Roger D. Sell | Åbo Akademi University
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
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of illustrations and figures | pp. vii–viii
Contributors | pp. ix–x
Chapter 1. IntroductionRoger D. Sell | pp. 1–16
Chapter 2. Creating paratextual communities: Reading Amelia Lanyer and Thomas CoryateHelen Wilcox | pp. 17–36
Chapter 3. Laudianism and literary communication: The case of John Boys’s Fasti Cantuarienses (1670)Anthony Johnson | pp. 37–74
Chapter 4. Pope’s community-making through The Dunciad VariorumAdam Borch | pp. 75–90
Chapter 5. Dialogue versus Silencing: Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient MarinerRoger D. Sell | pp. 91–130
Chapter 6. Towards a dialogical approach to ArnoldJuha-Pekka Alarauhio | pp. 131–142
Chapter 7. Kipling’s soldiers and Kipling’s readers: Members of a single community?Inna Lindgren | pp. 143–160
Chapter 8. Addressivity and literary history: The case of William PlomerJason Finch | pp. 161–184
Chapter 9. Within the anti-fascist community: Ambivalences in Auden’s “Spain”Leona Toker | pp. 185–200
Chapter 10. Literary dialogicality under threat? The representation of Daniel O’Connell in Walter Macken’sThe Silent PeopleGunilla Bexar | pp. 201–218
Chapter 11. Robert Kroetsch and Rudy Wiebe: From Prairie communities to communities of enlightened readersJanne Korkka | pp. 219–238
Chapter 12. “Reading as a relationship”: Lyn Hejinian’s poetics of a common languageElina Siltanen | pp. 239–258
Index | pp. 259–264
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Literature & Literary Studies
Main BIC Subject
DSB: Literary studies: general
Main BISAC Subject
LIT004120: LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh