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Is There a Text in This Class?

The Authority of Interpretive Communities

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674467262

Publication Date: 04/15/1982


408 pages


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  • Introduction, or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Interpretation
  • Part One: Literature in the Reader
    • 1. Literature in the Reader: Affective Stylistics
    • 2. What Is Stylistics and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things About It?
    • 3. How Ordinary Is Ordinary Language?
    • 4. What It’s Like To Read L’Allegro and II Penseroso
    • 5. Facts and Fictions: A Reply to Ralph Rader
    • 6. Interpreting the Variorum
    • 7. Interpreting “Interpreting the Variorum
    • 8. Structuralist Homiletics
    • 9. How To Do Things with Austin and Searle: Speech-Act Theory and Literary Criticism
    • 10. What Is Stylistics and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things About It? Part II
    • 11. Normal Circumstances and Other Special Cases
    • 12. A Reply to John Reichert
  • Part Two: Interpretive Authority in the Classroom and in Literary Criticism
    • 13. Is There a Text in This Class?
    • 14. How To Recognize a Poem When You See One
    • 15. What Makes an Interpretation Acceptable?
    • 16. Demonstration vs. Persuasion: Two Models of Critical Activity
  • Notes
  • Index

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