White, G 2002, 'You are here: reading and representation in Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru' , Poetics Today, 23 (4) , pp. 611-631.
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Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru is a strikingly provocative postmodernist text. Instead of examining how Thru deconstructs fiction through the literary and linguistic theory that it includes, this essay looks at how theory—specifically Roman Jakobson's diagram of communication—is altered within the context of fiction. The analysis considers the mechanisms through which criticism differentiates itself from reading and how Thru manages to expose such distinctions. I foreground the text's disrupted graphic surface in order to suggest that this may be the basis for the pragmatic reader to gain the advantage over the critic in achieving a productive view of this complex text.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Memory, Text and Place
|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Poetics Today|
|Publisher:||Duke University Press|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jan 2009 11:51|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:40|
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