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Sound Effects : The Object Voice in Fiction (Hardcover)

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A specialist volume for postmodernist academic scholars of English literature, this book is about theory and psychoanalysis. Classical psychoanalysis defined a set of "partial objects," which were imported into the study of literature when psychoanalysis dominated US scholarship in the 1950s. French postmodernist Jacques Lacan famously added the gaze and the voice to the list. While theories of the gaze abound, theories of the voice have been applied mostly to poetry. Contributors to this volume attempt to repair what to them is the problem that these theories were developed by academic linguists, and therefore have dominated only the study of written symbols. They hope to extend that dominance over creative writing and literature by turning the study of the sounds of spoken language into academic theory as well. The field is called Sound Studies. Contributors to this volume do not deal with any actual sound analysis, or with actual elements of creating the sense of sound in writing, such as alliteration or meter. The book relates only to other forms of theory, such as literary psychoanalysis. It analyzes works of 19th, 20th, and 21st century literary fiction. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: DQR Studies in Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2015
TCIN: 50341596
UPC: 9789004304383
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1950

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