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You are here: reading and representation in Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Poetics Today
Publisher: Duke University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 03335372
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2009 11:51
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:53
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/1318

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