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Published: 29 May 2018

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198794776

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Reading Beyond the Code

Literature and Relevance Theory

Edited by Terence Cave and Deirdre Wilson

  • The first extensive exploration of the value for literary study of relevance theory
  • Written by literary specialists
  • Covers a wide range of examples including lyric poems by Yeats, Herrick, Heaney, Dickinson, and Mary Oliver, and novels by Cervantes, Flaubert, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton
  • Offers both a general theoretical perspective and a wide range of practical examples
  • Demonstrates in detail how literary communication goes beyond the 'code model'
  • Combines relevance theory with the notion of 'embodied cognition', yielding a novel analysis of 'non-propositional' effects