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The Resource Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia, Christopher Collins

Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia, Christopher Collins

Label
Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia
Title
Reading the written image
Title remainder
verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reading the Written Image is a study of the imagination as it is prompted by the verbal cues of literature. Since every literary image is also a mental image, a representation of an absent entity, Collins contends that imagination is a poiesis, a making-up, an act of play for both author and reader. The "willing suspension of disbelief," which Coleridge said "constitutes poetic faith," therefore empowers and directs the reader to construct an imagined world in which particular hypotheses are proposed and demonstrated. Although the imagination as a central concept in poetics emerges into critical debate only in the eighteenth century, it has been a crucial issue for over two millennia in religious, philosophical, and political discourse. The two recognized alternative methodologies in the study of literature, the poetic and the hermeneutic, are opposed on the issue of the written image: poets and readers feel free to imagine, while hermeneuts feel obliged to specify the meanings of images and, failing that, to minimize the importance of imagery. Recognizing this problem, Collins proposes that reading written texts be regarded as a performance, a unique kind of play that transposes what had once been an oral-dramatic situation onto an inner, imaginary stage. He applies models drawn from the psychology of play to support his theory that reader response is essentially a poietic response to a rule-governed set of ludic cues
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Christopher
Dewey number
801/.951
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1042
LC item number
.C583 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetics
  • Imagery (Psychology) in literature
  • Figures of speech
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • Figures of speech
  • Imagery (Psychology) in literature
  • Poetics
  • Literatur
  • Imagination
Label
Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia, Christopher Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Literacy and the Opening of the Inner Eye -- Umberto Eco and the Imaginal Interpretant -- The Oral-Mimetic Message -- The Messenger as Objectal Entity -- The Opening of the Inner Eye and the Hermeneutical Reaction -- The Image of the Messenger -- 2. Visionary Places -- The Chamber of Horrors -- Oracles and Dreams -- The House of the Wind -- Celestial Messengers -- From Cosmos to Microcosmos -- 3. Scripture and Poiesis -- The Written City -- Human Imaging and Divine Speech -- Parousia: The Once and Future Presence of the Word
  • The Augustinian Approach -- The Heritage of the Spoken Image -- 4. Empiricism and Interpretive Method -- The Empiricism of the Internal Senses -- The Empirical Presence -- Literary Induction -- Structure and Function: Two Incompatible Perspectives -- Literary Cycles and the Performing Center -- 5. Interpretation and the Poetics of Performance -- Enactive and Critical Interpretation -- Instruments and Objects -- The Instrument as Object -- The Poem as Performance -- Enacted Imagery -- 6. The Poetic Focus -- Exploration and Labor -- Imitative Work -- Imitative Play -- The Poem as Verbal Play
  • Focusing Within the Intermediate Area -- 7. Poetic Faith and the Written Image -- Re-oralizing the Sender -- Becoming the Addressee -- Playing the Message -- The Image in the Message -- The Image of Made Belief -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
925522411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 194 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271071534
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv14fx1zj
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925522411
Label
Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia, Christopher Collins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Literacy and the Opening of the Inner Eye -- Umberto Eco and the Imaginal Interpretant -- The Oral-Mimetic Message -- The Messenger as Objectal Entity -- The Opening of the Inner Eye and the Hermeneutical Reaction -- The Image of the Messenger -- 2. Visionary Places -- The Chamber of Horrors -- Oracles and Dreams -- The House of the Wind -- Celestial Messengers -- From Cosmos to Microcosmos -- 3. Scripture and Poiesis -- The Written City -- Human Imaging and Divine Speech -- Parousia: The Once and Future Presence of the Word
  • The Augustinian Approach -- The Heritage of the Spoken Image -- 4. Empiricism and Interpretive Method -- The Empiricism of the Internal Senses -- The Empirical Presence -- Literary Induction -- Structure and Function: Two Incompatible Perspectives -- Literary Cycles and the Performing Center -- 5. Interpretation and the Poetics of Performance -- Enactive and Critical Interpretation -- Instruments and Objects -- The Instrument as Object -- The Poem as Performance -- Enacted Imagery -- 6. The Poetic Focus -- Exploration and Labor -- Imitative Work -- Imitative Play -- The Poem as Verbal Play
  • Focusing Within the Intermediate Area -- 7. Poetic Faith and the Written Image -- Re-oralizing the Sender -- Becoming the Addressee -- Playing the Message -- The Image in the Message -- The Image of Made Belief -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
925522411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 194 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271071534
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv14fx1zj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925522411

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