Introduction: The Prosaic Imaginary
作者: John Frow
刊名: NOVEL A Forum on Fiction, 2017, Vol.50 (1), pp.1-7
来源数据库: Duke University Press
DOI: 10.1215/00295132-3854235
关键词: Prosaicnovelistic knowledgeimaginary
原始语种摘要: This is the introduction to a special issue of Novel, “The Prosaic Imaginary,” edited by John Frow and Vanessa Smith. The editors ask the question: what is the relationship between the novel's prosaic subject matter and novel reading as an everyday activity? Both parts of this question make familiar assumptions about the novel (that it thematizes the mundane world; that its rise is associated with middle-class literacy and, increasingly, with mass literacy), which we want not so much to question as to explore in greater depth and in their relation to each other. Thus we pose a set of corollary questions: How do the forms of attention and imagining that are fostered by the extended form of the novel correspond to the attention and temporality of everyday life? How are the materiality and...
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  • question 问题
  • plural 复数
  • prosaic 平凡的
  • mundane 现世的
  • literacy 识字
  • everyday 日常
  • temporality 俗权
  • reading 读出
  • familiar 亲密的
  • imagines 成虫