Paradigms Regained is James L Battersby's effort to reclaim for literary study certain legitimate territories that have been needlessly abandoned on the theoretical battlefield. Despite assertions to the contrary by poststructuralist or new historicist critics, Battersby contends, it is still possible to talk intelligently, rigorously, and usefully about such issues as literary intentionality, stable references, determinate meaning, and objective value judgments of literary works.What an inept mapmaker can do a mischievous reader of maps can also do, with a little help from a aquot;markingaquot; pen or from what ... And a reader of texts can do much the same sort of mischief by inscribing a aquot;falseaquot; scheme of interpretation on a document already inscribed. ... lines on a map could be checked against aquot;realaquot; roads we are found by the aquot;correspondenceaquot; that sometime we did flee, that there isanbsp;...
|Author||:||James L. Battersby|
|Publisher||:||University of Pennsylvania Press - 1991-08-01|