Lea Matuschka
Karten 21 Karten
Lernende 1 Lernende
Sprache English
Stufe Universität
Erstellt / Aktualisiert 02.02.2013 / 02.02.2013
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Reader oriented Approaches (Receiver)


o reception aesthetics/reader-response approaches (concerned with potential mean-ing inherent in text) o empirical reception studies approaches (concerned with actual impact on real readers)
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Context-oriented approaches


Historical reality as context Sociological and Marxist approaches Feminist approaches New historicism Cultural materialism Other texts a s contexts Sources and influence studies Studies in intertextuality and intermediality
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Descriptive function (Theory, Model and Methods)


they enable us to identify and describe the characteristics of a literary text in a pre-cise way

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Explanatory function


they can be used to express the premises of literary analysis, define basic terminolo-gy and explain the aims of the investigation

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Typological function


they allow for a systematic classification of texts and their respective characteristics

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Literary-historical function


they enable us to position texts within broader historical contexts

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Defining Literature



Broad Concept All written documents are literature Problems Hardly viable Exclusion of oral traditions (e.g. story telling) Narrower Concepts Common denominator: exclusion of non poetic and non imaginative texts Beyond that little consensus
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Characteristic Features of Literary Texts


Fictionality (often indicated by textual signals, e.g. “Once upon a time...”) Ambiguity replaces clarity and allows for a variety of interpretations Deviation from everyday language, which causesdefamiliarisation. Dominance of poetic rather than referential function of language  Non-pragmatic discourse (literary texts usually neither serve an immediate purpose nor give direct instructions)