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Subverting Language: Japanese Modernism, Modernity, and Linguistic Critique
(2012)
  • Arthur M Mitchell, Macalester College
Abstract
"This dissertation reconsiders the relation between literary modernism and modernity by examining how Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Yokomitsu Riichi, and Kawabata Yasunari used experiments in language and narrative to critique ideologies of modernization. It explores the ways these writers manipulated readerly expectations and everyday social language in order to overturn the communicative norms, or the pragmatic linguistic functions, of capitalist society." From publishers website.
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Arthur M Mitchell. "Subverting Language: Japanese Modernism, Modernity, and Linguistic Critique" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/arthur_mitchell/1/