Contemporary Stylistics

Contemporary Stylistics

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Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume of twenty chapters aims to provide a snapshot of current research and innovations in the field of stylistics. "Contemporary Stylistics" presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the integrated study of language and literature. Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume provides a showcase for the range of approaches and practices which form modern stylistics: from cognitive poetics to corpus linguistics, from explorations of mind-style and spoken discourse in narrative to the workings of viewpoint in lyric poetry, from word-meanings to the meanings and emotions of literary worlds, and more. Each chapter is introduced and set in context by a key figure in stylistics. The book represents the best of current stylistics practice, including the traditions, roots and rigour of the discipline. This one volume reference will be invaluable to students and researchers in stylistics. "The Contemporary Studies in Linguistics" series presents a snapshot of the current research being undertaken in the core areas of linguistics.
Written by internationally renowned linguists, the volumes provide a selection of the best scholarship in each area. Each of the chapters appears on the basis of its importance to the field, but also with regards to its wider significance either in terms of methodology, practical application or conclusions. The result is a stimulating contemporary snapshot of the field and a vibrant reader for each of the areas covered the in series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 16mm | 528g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1441183841
  • 9781441183842
  • 1,727,057

Table of contents

Introduction: The State of Contemporary Stylistics, Marina Lambrou (University of East London, UK) and Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham, UK); I: Stylistics of Prose; 1. Woolf's Experiments with Consciousness in Fiction, Violeta Sotirova (University of Nottingham, UK); Introduced by Lesley Jeffries (University of Huddersfield, UK); 2. A Corpus Stylistic Perspective on Dickens' Great Expectations, Michaela Mahlberg (University of Liverpool, UK); Introduced by Michael McCarthy (University of Nottingham, UK); 3. The Stylistics of True Crime: Mapping the Minds of Serial Killers, Christiana Gregoriou (University of Leeds, UK); Introduced by Urszula Clark (Aston University, UK); 4. 'Do you want to hear about it?' Exploring Possible Worlds in Michael Joyce's Hyperfiction, afternoon, a story, Alice Bell (Sheffield Hallam, UK); Introduced by Brian McHale; 5. The Effects of Free Indirect Discourse: Empathy Revisited, Joe Bray (University of Sheffield, UK); Introduced by Geoff Hall (University of Swansea, UK); 6. The Stylistics of Cappuccino Fiction: A Socio-Cognitive Perspective, Rocio Montoro (University of Huddersfield, UK); Introduced by Imelda Whelehan (De Montfort University, UK); 7. Attribution Theory: Action and Emotion in Dickens and Pynchon, Alan Palmer; Introduced by Elena Semino (University of Lancaster, UK); 8. Bridget Jones's Diary and Feminist Narratology, Ruth Page (Birmingham City University, UK); Introduced by Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam University, UK); 9. Schema Poetics and Crossover Fiction, Clare Walsh (De Monfort University, UK); Introduced by John McRae (University of Nottingham, UK); 10. Deixis, Cognition and the Construction of Viewpoint, Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield, UK); Introduced by Paul Simpson (Queen's University Belfast, Ireland); II: Stylistics of Poetry; 11. 'And everyone and I stopped breathing': Familiarity and Ambiguity in the Text-World of 'The Day Lady Died', Joanna Gavins (University of Sheffield, UK); Introduced by Catherine Emmott (University of Glasgow, Scotland); 12. 'Progress is a comfortable disease': Cognition in a Stylistic Analysis of e.e. cummings, Michael Burke (Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg, USA); Introduced by Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham, UK); 13. Megametaphorical Mappings and the Landscapes of Canadian Poetry, Ernestine Lahey (Sheffield Hallam University, UK); Introduced by Peter Verdonk (Emeritus, University of Leeds, UK); 14. Perception and the Lyric: The Emerging Mind of the Poem, Sharon Lattig (City University, New York, USA); Introduced by Alan Durant (Middlesex University, UK); 15. Deviant Collocation in Literature as a Tool for Vocabulary Expansion, Dany Badran (Notre Dame University, Lebanon); Introduced by Ron Carter (University of Nottingham, UK); III: Stylistics of Dialogue and Drama; 16. Oral Accounts of Personal Experiences: When is a Narrative a Recount? Marina Lambrou (University of East London, UK). Introduced by David Herman; 17. 'Never a truer word said in jest': A Pragmastylistic Analysis of Impoliteness as Banter in Henry IV, Part I, Derek Bousfield (University of Huddersfield, UK); Introduced by Billy Clark (Middlesex University, UK); 18. The Cognitive Rhetoric of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Craig Hamilton (University of California, USA); Introduced by Peter Crisp; 19. The Stylistics of Drama: The Reign of King Edward III, Beatrix Busse (Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Germany); Introduced by Monika Fludernik (Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg); 20. Computer-Assisted Literary Stylistics: The State of the Field, Dawn Archer (University of Central Lancashire, UK); Introduced by Jonathan Culpeper (University of Lancaster, UK); References; Index.
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"'This is a lively selection of contributions, on a wide range of texts (fiction, plays, and poetry) and drawing on a remarkable diversity of theoretical commitments, from twenty of the most talented newer or younger academics engaged in language-oriented analyses of literature. Each essay in turn is usefully introduced by an established academic in the same field. This format, in which an older author sponsors a newer one while being given the chance to point out differences of view, lends both a gracious formality and a spirit of collegial dialogism to the collection. For anyone who wants to see what issues and arguments fascinate and inspire some of the exciting new generation of stylisticians, this is an excellent place to look.' Michael Toolan, Professor of Applied English Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK."
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About Marina Lambrou

Marina Lambrou is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication at Kingston University, UK. Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK
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