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The Resource Reading beyond the code : literature and relevance theory, edited by Terence Cave, Deirdre Wilson

Reading beyond the code : literature and relevance theory, edited by Terence Cave, Deirdre Wilson

Label
Reading beyond the code : literature and relevance theory
Title
Reading beyond the code
Title remainder
literature and relevance theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Terence Cave, Deirdre Wilson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the value for literary studies of the model of communication known as relevance theory. Drawing on a wide range of examples--lyric poems by Yeats, Herrick, Heaney, Dickinson, and Mary Oliver, novels by Cervantes, Flaubert, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton--nine of the ten essays are written by literary specialists and use relevance theory both as a broad framing perspective and as a resource for detailed analysis. The final essay, by Deirdre Wilson, co-founder (with Dan Sperber) of relevance theory, takes a retrospective view of the issues addressed by the volume and considers the implications of literary studies for cognitive approaches to communication. Relevance theory, described by Alastair Fowler as 'nothing less than the makings of a radically new theory of communication, the first since Aristotle's', offers a comprehensive pragmatics of language and communication grounded in evidence about the ways humans think and behave. While designed to capture the everyday murmur of conversation, gossip, peace-making, hate speech, love speech, 'body-language', and the chatter of the internet, it covers the whole spectrum of human modes of communication, including literature in the broadest sense as a characteristically human activity. Reading Beyond the Code is unique in using relevance theory as a prime resource for literary study, and it is also the first to claim that the model works best for literature when understood in the light of a broader cognitive approach, focusing on a range of phenomena that support an 'embodied' conception of cognition and language. This broadened perspective serves to enhance the value for literary studies of the central claim of relevance theory, that the 'code model' is fundamentally inadequate to account for human communication, and in particular for the modes of communication that are proper to literature"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cave, Terence
  • Wilson, Deirdre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relevance
  • Criticism
  • Pragmatics
  • Semiotics
  • Communication in literature
Label
Reading beyond the code : literature and relevance theory, edited by Terence Cave, Deirdre Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • On the borders of the ostensive: blushing in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth
  • Kirsti Sellevold
  • 'Invisible Guests': shared contexts, inference, and poetic truth in Heaney's 'Album V'
  • Wes Williams
  • 'Look Again', 'Listen, Listen', 'Keep Looking': emergent properties and sensorimotor imagining in Mary Oliver's poetry
  • Kathryn Banks
  • The lingering of the literal in some poems of Emily Dickinson
  • Timothy Chesters
  • Towards a passing theory of literary understanding
  • Terence Cave
  • The mind in motion: a cognitive reading of W.B. Yeats's 'Long-legged Fly'
  • Relevance theory and literary interpretation
  • Deirdre Wilson
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • Relevance across history
  • Raphael Lyne
  • Relevance theory and kinesic analysis in Don Quixote and Madame Bovary
  • Guillemette Bolens
  • Relevance theory and the effect of literature on beliefs: the example of Injun Joe in Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Neil Kenny
Control code
037134508
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780198794776
Lccn
2017962081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustration
Label
Reading beyond the code : literature and relevance theory, edited by Terence Cave, Deirdre Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • On the borders of the ostensive: blushing in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth
  • Kirsti Sellevold
  • 'Invisible Guests': shared contexts, inference, and poetic truth in Heaney's 'Album V'
  • Wes Williams
  • 'Look Again', 'Listen, Listen', 'Keep Looking': emergent properties and sensorimotor imagining in Mary Oliver's poetry
  • Kathryn Banks
  • The lingering of the literal in some poems of Emily Dickinson
  • Timothy Chesters
  • Towards a passing theory of literary understanding
  • Terence Cave
  • The mind in motion: a cognitive reading of W.B. Yeats's 'Long-legged Fly'
  • Relevance theory and literary interpretation
  • Deirdre Wilson
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • Relevance across history
  • Raphael Lyne
  • Relevance theory and kinesic analysis in Don Quixote and Madame Bovary
  • Guillemette Bolens
  • Relevance theory and the effect of literature on beliefs: the example of Injun Joe in Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Neil Kenny
Control code
037134508
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780198794776
Lccn
2017962081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustration

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