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
Jane Austen: Writer in the World, Hardback (June 2017)
This collection of essays offers an intimate history of Austen's art and life told through objects associated with her personally and with the era in which she lived. Her teenage notebooks, music albums, pelisse-coat, letters and the portraits made of her during her life all feature in this lavishly illustrated collection.
Teenage Writings, Paperback (March 2017)
The young Jane Austen was a precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature, both of which she soon began to imitate and parody. Three volumes of her vivacious teenage writing survive. Devices and themes which appear subtly in her later fiction run riot here: drunkenness, brawling, sexual misdemeanour, theft, and even murder.
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)» View all books by Kathryn Sutherland
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.
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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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