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Author Archive: Dalton Salvo

The Rhetoric of Interpretive Communities

Thus is revealed the total existence of writing: a text is made of multiple writings drawn from many cultures and entering into mutual relations of dialogue, parody, contestation, but there is one place where this multiplicity is focused and that…
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Liberating the Reader


“The ability to read and write,” or so Roger Chartier argues in his work “The Practical Impact of Writing,” “enabled people to relate to others and to the authorities in new ways. The greater a person’s familiarity with writing, the…
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The Textual Condition of Blake’s Illuminated Works

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In his article, “The Socialization of Texts,” Jerome McGann discusses two different theories regarding the role of the editor in regards to “the question of multiple artistic intentionalities”: one promoted by Herschel Parker and the other by Bowers and Tanselle…
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