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03 Apr 2006
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What distinguishes some texts as 'art'? This book critically examines texts which can be considered 'literary', ranging from poetry, drama and fiction to performance art and online literature. It provides a lively and accessible introduction to stylistic, semiotic and multimodal analysis, drawing on literature, performance and linguistic studies.


Description

What distinguishes some texts as 'art'? This book critically examines texts which can be considered 'literary', ranging from poetry, drama and fiction to performance art and online literature. It provides a lively and accessible introduction to stylistic, semiotic and multimodal analysis, drawing on literature, performance and linguistic studies.


Contents

Literature and Creativity in English; J.Maybin & M.Pearce
Poetic Language; J.Thornborrow
Plot and Characterisation; K.O'Halloran
Text and Performance; J.Swann
The Art of Translation; A.Magyar
Word and Image; S.Goodman
Literature and Technology; S.Goodman
The Literary Mind; K.O'Halloran
Readers and Writers; T.Lillis
References
Acknowledgements
Index


Authors

SHARON GOODMAN and KIERAN O'HALLORAN work in the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University, UK, where they are responsible for the design and production of a range of open learning materials on aspects of English studies. Sharon Goodman's publications include Redesigning English: New Texts, New Identities (Routledge, 1996) and Teaching Academic Writing: A Toolkit for Higher Education (Routledge, 2003). Kieran O'Halloran is author of Critical Discourse Analysis and Language Cognition (Edinburgh University Press, 2003).