Investigations in Method and Theory
Edited by Kathryn Sutherland
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Electronic Text by Kathryn Sutherland
Book DescriptionSince the 1950s, when Roland Barthes re-expressed the formalist ideal of an open-ended text, there has been much interest among literary critics and theorists of text in the question of what text is and what it gives us access to. The computer storage and electronic dissemination of texts adds a new controversy to the debate: what is the significance of the electronic text for the representation and transmission of knowledge? In its functions as multi-text storer and in its capacity to weave, unweave, and reweave text, the computer lends itself to a variety of later twentieth-century theoretic and cultural practices, from the decomposing strategies of deconstructive criticism to the date-dense contextualism of criticisms of postmodernism, coming from new historicism, cultural anthropology, and post-Marxism. The contributors to this book examine the impact of electronic technology on literary and textual studies. They ask how the computer is being used to reshape ideas of text, of authorship, of a literary canon, of authenticity and value as embodied in the edited work. They combine approaches from literary theory, the philosophy of text, feminist theory, and textual criticism. Topics include interactive Shakespeare, the poetry of Laetitia Landon, Mark Twain and hypertext, and the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198236634
(243mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kathryn Sutherland
Teenage Writings, Paperback (March 2017)
Three notebooks of Jane Austen's early writings survive, dating from 1786 or 1787, around the time that Jane aged 11 or 12, and her older sister and collaborator Cassandra left school. Austen was already an indiscriminate and precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature alike; what she read, she soon began to imitate and parody
Volume the First, Hardback (October 2013)
Clearly the work of a teenager, 'Volume the First' reveals the development of the unmistakable voice and style that would mark out Jane Austen as one of the most popular authors of all time. This is a unique opportunity to own a likeness of Jane Austen's hand in the form of a complete manuscript facsimile.
Mansfield Park, Hardback (November 2011)
Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life.
Redgauntlet, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Kathryn Sutherland
Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832.
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Author Biography - Kathryn Sutherland
She is also Director of Project Electra, an electronic textbase of women's writings in English.
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