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Synonyms for nonliterary

marked by lack of affectation or pedantry


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Indeed, the mantra of the unique inner perspective of autobiographical narrators on themselves, often related to theories and ideologies of the modern individual Western self, has shaped and has been shaped by conventions of first-person life writing--be it on a literary level, on the level of nonliterary and oral autobiographical narrative, or on the level of their cultural discussion.
His point is not the banal one that we should expand the notion of "text" or "literature" to recuperate "excluded" texts for the sake of recuperation, but rather to expose the obscure political stakes of the very notions of "literary" and "nonliterary" as they bear on the infinite variety of 19th-century uses of language.
Both books recast members of the Parisian Modernist avant-garde (painters and art collectors in 1907; expatriate writers in the '20s) into exaggerated and generically nonliterary plots to which they never historically belonged.
Meanwhile, Owen is collaborating with FilmFour on one nonliterary adaptation--director David Yates is working on a movie version of his hard-hitting C4 mini "Sex Traffic."
Again and again in his criticism Clement Greenberg decried the literariness of Surrealism, and it is almost as if this exhibition had a tacit, counterintuitive aspiration to secure Ernst's position within an expanded canon of implicitly antiliterary (or at least nonliterary) modernist painting.
Further, the study indicates that "the decline in literary reading foreshadows an erosion in cultural and civic participation." That's because, statistically, literary readers are more likely than nonliterary readers "to perform volunteer and charity work, visit art museums, attend performing arts events, and attend sporting events."
Finkelstein uses Radway to justify the fact that he pays equal attention to the author-publisher relations that existed between authors involved in both literary and 'nonliterary' (p.
It also includes Aramaic sayings quoted in Tannaitic Hebrew documents (i.e., Mishnah and Tosefta) and, apparently taking "nonliterary" quite loosely, Megillat Ta'anit.
It is more a reality of a nonliterary society, and therefore academic definitions of poetry have arisen out of its particular, but limited, context.
Justifying Belief is a concise synthesis of Stanley Fish's recent work on nonliterary topics and, as such, clarifies some of Fish's more contentious discussions on topics such as the interpretation of legal discourse, the disciplinarity of English studies, and the role of rhetoric in belief systems.
In the remaining essays, gender is examined in social settings, nonliterary texts, and artifacts of material culture.
This period was associated with too much literary and nonliterary background information and too many literary movements, experiments, authors, works, ideologies, events, aspects and terms to be covered all in class.
B., longtime professor at Munich and famous for his earlier work on covenant in the Old Testament, believes that Isaiah 40-55 should be classified as a liturgical drama, which was performed for a largely nonliterary public.
In chapter four, Tabbi tells us that these system theoretic novels are symptomatic of literature's "intensifying struggle to define its own representational space in a culture whose self-knowledge is created, increasingly, through nonliterary media ..." (79).
gathers relevant cultural information from literary, nonliterary, and archeological sources and depicts Corinth as a Roman city whose cultural features caused some of the problems that beset the Christian communities after Paul had left them.