This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
Texts on Texts and Textuality argues the case for an American phenomenology as applied to works of literary artworks. The argument is made by a surrounding frame (the Preface and the Afterword) that encloses ten chapters. The chapters are divided into two parts: the phenomenological theory and practical criticism. In making his case, Kaelin traces the development in the American academic tradition from the American New Criticism through structuralism to the French nouvelle critique. He calls his theory phenomenological structuralism, and shows its derivation from American pragmatism (contextualism) to an unabashed phenomenology through the criticisms of Roman Ingarden, Martin Heidegger, and Paul Ricoeur. The structuralism derives from the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, as incorporated into the philosophical linguistics of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Part II contains five chapters, each concerned with either direct application of the theory in acts of criticism, or in the metacriticism of accepted critical theories, such as the Aristotelians of early dramatic critics (Chapter 6), or of applied procedures in recent academic critical circles (Chapter 10). The argument is concluded in the author's Afterword, where pedagogical issues are introduced to suggest the future applicability of the theory. A glossary of technical and new terms is added, and a double index - of names and a subject matter - is included to map out the author's own interpretation of his bibliographic references.
Black Texts and Textuality: Constructing and De-Constructing Blackness focuses on the construction of the black text and its subtexts in philosophy, literature, and the social sciences. Drawing upon the work of some of the most active voices examining blackness in these fields, this work collects essays ranging from race-creating dimensions of legal systems to racism in biomedical research on AIDS and psycho-social research on child-development.
Over the past decade literary critic and editor Jerome McGann has developed a theory of textuality based in writing and production rather than in reading and interpretation. These new essays extend his investigations of the instability of the physical text. McGann shows how every text enters the world under socio-historical conditions that set the stage for a ceaseless process of textual development and mutation. Arguing that textuality is a matter of inscription and articulation, he explores texts as material and social phenomena, as particular kinds of acts. McGann links his study to contextual and institutional studies of literary works as they are generated over time by authors, editors, typographers, book designers, marketing planners, and other publishing agents. This enables him to examine issues of textual stability and instability in the arenas of textual production and reproduction. Drawing on literary examples from the past two centuries--including works by Byron, Blake, Morris, Yeats, Joyce, and especially Pound--McGann applies his theory to key problems facing anyone who studies texts and textuality.
This volume explores the question of textuality in the Dead Sea Scrolls from a wide range of perspectives, including material aspects, performance, and the extent to which any of the texts relate (to) social realities in the Second Temple period.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
From topics such as digital literacy and online communities, to questions surrounding identity and hybridity, Digital Textuality is an essential guide for anybody who wants to understand how the English language is being used in new media technologies. Covering a range of genres such as collaborative and hypertext fiction, social media and news sites, this is required reading for students of language and linguistics, media and cultural studies. Digital Textuality includes: • Numerous examples drawn from real-life texts that reflect this exciting and fast-evolving field • Easy-to-understand linguistic approaches that reflect the very latest in language-based research • Additional readings in every chapter, with activities and sample projects to give the reader ideas for further reflection and study
Provides an ontological characterization of texts, explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts, and presents a view of the function of authors and audiences, and of their relations to texts.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Professor of English and Associate Dean Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux
Author: Professor of English and Associate Dean Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What happens when, in the wake of postmodernism, the old enterprise of bibliography, textual criticism, or scholarly editing crosses paths and processes with visual and cultural studies? In Reimagining Textuality, major scholars map out in this volume a new discipline, drawing on and redirecting a host of subfields concerned with the production, distribution, reproduction, consumption, reception, archiving, editing, and sociology of texts.
These essays discuss issues of Renaissance textuality. They explore such topics as the impact of editorial strategies and modes of presentation on our understanding of the text; and the relevance of gender to textual retrieval and preservation.
Until Plato, poetry and oration were conceived as oral activities; writing, if considered at all, was conceived as a kind of “tape-recorder”. Aristotle was the first thinker who examined the products of the literate culture in which he lived as such: he conceived the works of poetry and oration not only as oral events, but also as written texts. Bodies of Speech reads Aristotle’s Poetics and Rhetoric through this assumption, and shows how both are underlain by a systematic text theory, which contains semantic as well as communicational aspects. Aristotle’s conception of the literary text, thus, is not a mere archaeological remnant; it is a complex and profound theory, able to hold a lively and fruitful dialogue with modern thinking.
Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text collects eleven essays presented at the Thirty-fifth Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference sponsored by the University of Mississippi in Oxford on July 20-24, 2008. Contributors query the status of Faulkner’s literary text in contemporary criticism and scholarship. How do scholars today approach Faulkner’s texts? For some, including Arthur F. Kinney and James B. Carothers, “returns of the text” is a phrase that raises questions of aesthetics, poetics, and authority. For others, the phrase serves as an invitation to return to Faulkner’s language, to writing and the letter itself. Serena Blount, Owen Robinson, James Harding, and Taylor Hagood interpret “returns of the text” in the sense in which Roland Barthes characterizes this shift his seminal essay “From Work to Text.” For Barthes, the text “is not to be thought of as an object . . . but as a methodological field,” a notion quite different from the New Critical understanding of the work as a unified construct with intrinsic aesthetic value. Faulkner’s language itself is under close scrutiny in some of the readings that emphasize a deconstructive or a semiological approach to his writing. Historical and cultural contexts continue to play significant roles, however, in many of the essays. The contributions by Thadious Davis, Ted Atkinson, Martyn Bone, and Ethel Young-Minor by no means ignore the cultural contexts, but instead of approaching the literary text as a reflection, a representation of that context, whether historical, economic, political, or social, these readings stress the role of the text as a challenge to the power of external ideological systems. By retaining a bond with new historicist analysis and cultural studies, these essays are illustrative of a kind of analysis that carefully preserves attention to Faulkner’s sociopolitical environment. The concluding essay by Theresa Towner issues an invitation to return to Faulkner’s less well-known short stories for critical exposure and the pleasure of reading.
"Textuality, Culture, and Scripture", a study of the necessary and close relations between the three concepts, describes the prominent role of texts and textuality in Western modernity and the exchange of textual for material understandings of culture that becomes apparent in the middle of the twentieth century. Taking its starting point in the turn or return in cultural studies to textuality, the argument addresses the necessary role of texts and textuality in cultural, group, and personal identities. Central to the argument is the thesis that “scripture,” rather than an occasional or optional textual category, should be seen as playing a necessary role in an adequate textual theory.
Textuality is the condition in which a text is created, edited, archived, published, disseminated, and consumed. “Texts,” therefore, encompass a broad variety of artifacts: traditional printed matter such as grammar books and newspaper articles; phonographs; graphic novels; ephemera such as fashion illustrations, catalogs, and postcards; and even virtual databases and cataloging systems.\ Latin American Textualities is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at textual history, textual artifacts, and digital textualities across Latin America from the colonial era to the present. Editors Heather J. Allen and Andrew R. Reynolds gather a wide range of scholars to investigate the region’s textual scholarship. Contributors offer engaging examples of not just artifacts but also the contexts in which the texts are used. Topics include Guamán Poma’s library, the effect of sound recordings on writing in Argentina, Sudamericana Publishing House’s contribution to the Latin American literary boom, and Argentine science fiction. Latin American Textualities provides new paths to reading Latin American history, culture, and literatures. Contributors: Heather J. Allen Catalina Andrango-Walker Sam Carter Sara Castro-Klarén Edward King Rebecca Kosick Silvia Kurlat Ares Walther Maradiegue Clayton McCarl José Enrique Navarro Andrew R. Reynolds George Antony Thomas Zac Zimmer
Essay from the year 2020 in the subject Literature - Basics, grade: 1,3, AKAD University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, language: English, abstract: Can sentences or words that express statements or questions by any means be accepted as a text? Must a text be informative and well-intended to its recipients to be valued as textual, or does it solely need to be meaningful and suitable for the context? Furthermore, what exactly does the word ‘text’ or ‘textual’ even mean? Although one may have an intuitive understanding of what a text is, it can be necessary to establish a clear distinction between a text and a non-text. The understanding of what makes a text a text is particularly interesting, not only for translators, interpreters or linguists, to mention only a few, but also for anyone who aims to produce comprehensible texts. The knowledge helps to produce texts, where clear references of textuality can be made visible. Thus, leading further as to the understanding of what makes a text a text, is the question: how is the impression of textuality provoked by the recipient? This assignment deals with the seven key criteria for ensuring that a text functions as a text. It aims to define the criteria and is split into three chapters. Firstly, the terms text and textuality are defined. The second chapter states the seven functions of text in detail by analyzing a sample text. For this purpose, a speech from Emma Watson has been chosen. It is illustrated how each criterion contributes to making a text a text, and how it fulfils its textual function. After having examined each criterion, there is a critical reflection on all thoughts in the conclusion in chapter three.