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Stanley Fish: "Is There a Text in This Class?"

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Michael Röösli

on 8 November 2012

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Transcript of Stanley Fish: "Is There a Text in This Class?"

is ... TEXT WORLD ARTIST READER - Narratology
- New Criticism

- Biographical Criticism
- Psychoanalytical Criticism

- Marxism
- New Historicism
- Gender Studies
- (Post-)Colonial Studies
- Eco-Criticism

- Reader Response "Objective": Expressive: Mimetic: Pragmatic: Some Theoretical Approaches Text Determinism:
Meaning = authorial intention Relativism:
Meaning = multiple, subjective The Death
of the Author What is an
Author? Author-Function ≠ deterministic
≠ relativist Theoretical Frameworks Text STRUCTURALISM POSTSTRUCTURALISM Text Advantages:
- A 'scientific' method for analysing text
- A methodology that connects disciplines
- It takes context into account Problems:
- Determinism
- Ahistoricity
- Subjectivity of readings
- Relies on 'artificial' oppositions
- Reading from outside the net Poststructuralism Literary Theory 1960s 1970s - ? First Day of Class Fish's pragmatism:
'There is no text' Forgotten Book Interpretive Communities Is There A Text
In This Class? - Context
- Ideology
- Narrative Schemata
- Intertextuality
- Genre
- Discourse
- etc... Conventions What stuff are interpretive communities made of? - Share values, assumptions, reading strategies
- No determinism, no relativism
- No more subject(reader)/object(text)
- Everything's in context
- Texts have no holes
- Readerly competence
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
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