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A journal focusing on literature and literary topics for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, Summer

Abortographism and the Weapon of Sympathy in Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of A Sleepwalker
Conceived when the United States was in its infancy, facing an unknown future, and with dangers on all sides, Edgar Huntly; Or, Memoirs of A Sleepwalker has traditionally been read as a gothic novel that reflects the dire issues and chaos facing the...
Betty J. Birner and Gregory Ward, Eds. 2006. Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn
Betty J. Birner and Gregory Ward, eds. 2006. Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn. (Studies in Language Companion Series 80.) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing...
E. E. Cummings's Parentheses: Punctuation as Poetic Device
M. B. Parkes writes, is part of a text's pragmatics. Originating with a need to assist unskilled readers, punctuation communicates an interpretation of a written text, but is itself the object of interpretation, in conjunction with historical shifts....
Pynchon's Transition from Ethos-Based Postmodernism to Late-Postmodern Stylistics
The Crying of Lot 49 was written while the postmodern ethos was developing. The essence of that ethos, which Pynchon helped shape, was the repudiation of modernity's unconditional faith in the inevitability of human betterment through scientific, technological,...
Temporal Paradoxes in Narrative
Our intuitive notion of time comprises tour fundamental beliefs: (1) time flows in a fixed direction; (2) you cannot fight this flow and go back in time; (3) causes always precede their effects and (4) the past is written once for all. This paper examines...