Bushell, Sally (2009) Text as process : creative composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson and Emily Dickinson. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, Virginia. ISBN 978-0813927749Full text not available from this repository.
Bushell’s aim in Text as Process is to develop a research method for the study of compositional material. Although she draws on an international context – mainly French and German traditions – for current approaches to textual criticism, hers is the first book to apply a new form of critical analysis to authors in the Anglo-American tradition. Bushell revisits issues of intention within process and makes this the center of her new approach, employing “case studies” of the work of three major nineteenth-century poets: Wordsworth, Tennyson and Dickinson. She applies her methodology to each writer in different ways, allowing for cross-comparison as well as the recognition of individual distinctiveness in creativity. In doing so, Bushell demonstrates the need for a unique hermeneutics in relation to the making of the literary work of art. The author concludes with a philosophical account of the status and meaning of the literary work as it comes into being.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||textual criticism ; process ; draft materials ; wordsworth ; tennyson ; dickinson|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing|
|Deposited By:||Dr Sally Bushell|
|Deposited On:||05 May 2009 13:13|
|Last Modified:||27 Jul 2012 00:01|
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