FW: New book

Carmen Caldas-Coulthard C.R.CALDAS-COULTHARD.1 at BHAM.AC.UK
Wed Jan 18 16:57:43 UTC 2006

The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology
Edited by Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard and Michael Toolan

Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York, NY 2005. XXIII, 261 pp. (PALA Papers 1)

ISBN : 90-420-1936-0                                                    EUR 57,- / US $71.-
The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology explores the multiple ways in which a culture's technological resources shape its literary productions. Literature and style cannot be divorced from the particular technologised culture that sponsors them. This has always been true, as papers here on literature from earlier periods show. But many of the papers focus on contemporary culture, where literature vies for attention with film, the internet, and other multimodal cultural forms. These essays, from an international array of experts, are stylistics-based but not stylistics-bound. They should be of interest to all who are interested in discourse analytic commentaries on how technological horizons, as always, continue to shape the forms and functions of literature and other cultural productions.

Part I

Anti-Laokoon: Mixed and Merged Modes of Imagetext on the Web- George Dillon

Personal Web Pages and the Semiotic Construction of Academic Identities- Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard

Hypertext, Prosthetics and the Netocracy: Posthumanist Aspects of Jeanette Winterson's The PowerBook- Ulf Cronquist

The Influence of Hypertext on Genre: Exploring Online Book Reviews- Rosario Caballero

Part II: Textual and technological transitions
Visual Representation of Phraseological Metaphor in Discourse: A Cognitive Approach- Anita Naciscione

A Structural Analysis of Wordsworth's "Daffodils"- Ken Nakagawa

Seeing the Sea: Deixis and the Perceptions of Melville's Reader- Robert Cockcroft

Narratives of Transgression: Challenging the Boundaries of "Competent Discourses"- Ana Elizabeth Balocco

The translator's Craft as a Cross-Cultural Discourse- Mirjana Bonacic

Illustrated Literature - Future Style, Fertile Spirit or Futile Waste?- Marika Schwaiger

Part III: Changing cultures of report
Who said that? Who wrote that? Reporting, Representation, and the Linguistics of Writing- Geoff Hall

'Print Culture' and the Language of the Eighteenth-Century Novel- Joe Bray

Truth and Lies: the Construction of Factuality in a Television Documentary- Susan Hunston

Part IV: Corpus-enabled stylistics
Technology and Stylistics: The Web Connection- Donald E Hardy

How Playwrights Construct their Dramatic World: A Corpus-Based Study of Vocatives in Early Modern English Comedies- Michi Shiina

Collocational Style in the Two Narratives of Bleak House: A Corpus-based Analysis- Masahiro Hori

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