Mar 30, 2020
Poetics of Plot: The Case of English Renaissance Drama
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Thomas Pavel has written extensively on poetics, linguistics, and narratology In this book he proposes an original theory and methodology of plot analysisa reading that draws upon the most fruitful aspects of literary structuralism and upon contemporary linguistic models specifically generative grammar Theorists have tended to use formal plot analysis to examine relatiThomas Pavel has written extensively on poetics, linguistics, and narratology In this book he proposes an original theory and methodology of plot analysisa reading that draws upon the most fruitful aspects of literary structuralism and upon contemporary linguistic models specifically generative grammar Theorists have tended to use formal plot analysis to examine relatively simple literary artifacts, like folk tales and short stories Pavel, however, applies his model to a group of English Renaissance tragedies and demonstrates that plot analysis can make a major contribution to the understanding of sophisticated literary texts Pavel leads the reader through step by step analyses of increasingly complex plot structures as he explicates Marlowes Tamburlaine I, the Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus and Edward the Second Kyds Spanish Tragedy The Arden Feversham and, finally, Shakespeares King Lear He has chosen these plays for their chronological proximity, yet their diversity allows for contrasts and typological considerations The inclusion of most of Marlowes tragedies enables Pavel to gain new insights into a single writers strategies of plot construction The Poetics of Plot moves beyond the establishment and application of a new theory of plot to address broader issues in cultural studies the role of linguistic models in literary studies, the nature and function of agency in plot advancement and history, the universal features of plot organization, and the relation of plot patterns to period styles and dominant modes of organized knowledge In his foreword to The Poetics of Plot, Wlad Godzich sketches the historical context in which Pavels discussion of plot appears and makes explicit the way that the study of plot challenges both the presuppositions of linguistic analysis and the status of action in philosophical thought.

  • Title: Poetics of Plot: The Case of English Renaissance Drama
  • Author: Thomas Pavel
  • ISBN: 9781299920545
  • Page: 499
  • Format: ebook
  • Poetics of Plot The Case of English Renaissance Drama Thomas Pavel has written extensively on poetics linguistics and narratology In this book he proposes an original theory and methodology of plot analysisa reading that draws upon the most fruitful as


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