Ways of not reading Gertrude Stein

Cecire, Natalia (2015) Ways of not reading Gertrude Stein. ELH: English Literary History, 82 (1). pp. 281-312. ISSN 0013-8304

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Abstract

I situate the controversial critical strategies of “distant reading” and “surface reading” in the reception history of Gertrude Stein, an author whose work was frequently declared “unreadable.” I argue that an early twentieth-century history of compromised forms of reading, including women’s reading and information work, subtends both the technology with which distant reading may be carried out and the ways in which an author’s work comes to be understood as a “corpus.”

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0045 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary history
P Language and Literature > PS American literature > PS0147 Women authors
P Language and Literature > PS American literature > PS0185 By period > PS0221 20th century
Depositing User: Natalia Cecire
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 08:30
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 16:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52909

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