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Paratexts Thresholds of Interpretation (Literature, Culture, Theory) by GГ©rard Genette

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literary theory,
  • Transmission of texts,
  • History,
  • Editing,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Semiotics & Theory,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature publishing,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Theory,
  • Literature publishing--History,
  • Authors and publishers,
  • General,
  • Discourse analysis, Literary

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsRichard Macksey (Foreword), Jane E. Lewin (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages453
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7739979M
ISBN 100521413508
ISBN 109780521413503

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I purchased "Paratexts" to better analyse the paratextual features of a number of autobiographical novels written for children even though Genette's focus is on literature in general. Genette goes into a lot of detail yet his explanations are always very clear.5/5(3). Book description Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that form part of the complex mediation between book, author, publisher and reader: titles, forewords, epigraphs and publishers' jacket copy are part of a book's private and public by: In 'Paratexts, ' an English translation of 'Seuils, ' Gerard Genette shows how the special pragmatic status of paratextual declarations requires a carefully calibrated analysis of their. Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that mediate between book, author and reader: titles, forewords and publishers' jacket copy form part of a book's private and public history.

  Book Description As the 'thresholds' through which readers and viewers access texts, paratexts have already sparked important scholarship in literary theory, digital studies and media studies. Translation and Paratexts explores the relevance of paratexts for translation studies and provides a framework for further research.   Translation and Paratexts explores the relevance of paratexts for translation studies and provides a framework for further research. Writing in three parts, Kathryn Batchelor first offers a critical overview of recent scholarship, and in the second part introduces three original case studies to demonstrate the importance of paratextual theory.   The book pays particular attention to the political power relationships that are revealed in paratexts of the Middle Ages. Hedeman said the book grew out of a symposium held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Orleans, France, a couple of years ago, at which scholars from varying fields discussed their work on paratexts. We understand paratext as the apparatus of graphic communication: title pages, prefaces, illustrations, marginalia, and publishing details which act as mediators between text and reader. Discussing the development of medical paratexts across scribal, print and digital media, the collection spans the medieval period to the twenty-first century.

Paratexts Design is about communication; it is the tool that helps communicate a message to the reader. Great design speaks to hearts and minds, enriching the reading experience (Saylor ), and one of the aspects of design are the paratexts. According to scholar Lawrence Sipe, the picture book paratexts function as signs in semiotic terms.   Gillan’s forthcoming book on the Disney Channel—tentatively titled Television Brandcasting —looks at the cable platform of the Mouse House as a continuous flow of Disneyfied content, a pubescent.   Paratexts book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In addition to his distinguished career as a professor of English, James Gunn ha Paratexts book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book is exactly what it says it is: a collection of prefaces, introductions, and notes that Gunn wrote 5/5. Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that form part of the complex mediation between book, author, publisher and reader: titles, forewords, epigraphs and publishers' jacket copy are part of a book's private and public history.