Subverting Language: Japanese Modernism, Modernity, and Linguistic Critique(2012)
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.
Citation InformationArthur M Mitchell. "Subverting Language: Japanese Modernism, Modernity, and Linguistic Critique" (2012)
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