Language, Literature, and Critical Practice: Ways of Analysing Text

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Contents
SERIES EDITOR's INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERFACE SERIES xi
FOREWORD xv
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xvi
LIST OF TEXT ANALYSES xvii
Preface1
1 How texts mean: reading as critical/political practice5
Language as showing
Martin Heidegger5
The play of meanings
Jacques Derrida,
Paul de Man,
William Empson,
Harold Bloom,
Geoffrey Hartman,
Christopher Norris7
Interdiscourse/Intertextualities
Michel Foucault,
Michel Pecheux,
Edward Said14
The negotiation of meanings
Georg Lukacs,
Pierre Macherey,
Louis Althusser,
Mikhail Bakhtin,
Valentin Voloshinov16
Feminist criticism
Kate Millett,
Elaine Showalter,
Barbara Godard,
Luce Irigaray,
Jacques Lacan18
Language, text, coherence
Marianne Dekoven,
Alec McHoul20
Classifications, realities and textual analysis
M.A.K. Halliday25
Politically committed analysis
Deirdre Burton29
Textually constructed realities
Beng Huat Chua,
Harold Garfinkel33
Relevance
Walter Ong,
Tanya Reinhart,
H.P. Grice,
Gunther Kress35

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Editor's Introduction to the Interface Series xi
  • Foreword xv
  • Acknowledgements xvi
  • Text Analyses xvii
  • Preface 1
  • 1 - How Texts Mean: Reading as Critical/Political Practice 5
  • 2 - Language, Literature and Scientific Fictions 45
  • 3 - Reading Literary Texts: Traditions, Assumptions, Practices 57
  • 4 - Reading Texts Closely: Language, Style and the 'Buried Life of Words' 88
  • 5 - The Linguistics of Text: Structures and Strictures 117
  • Afterword 167
  • Notes 170
  • Bibliography 176
  • Index 207
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