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READER-RESPONSE APPROACH TO THE "INTERPRETIVE HISTORY" OF THE FOP

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Date Issued:
1986
Summary:
The interpretive history of the "fop" can be illuminated through the application of Saussure's explanation of the systems of evolution, creation, and permanance in language. Thus, the critical "texts" created by eighteenth-century critics are subject to the same transformations, formations, and pressures that prescribe, under certain conditions, the survival of meanings in language. Like the history of surviving units of sounds and meanings in the language, the value attached to the "fop" can be viewed as a survivor from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the twentieth, guarded by the writings of "interpretive authorities" of eighteenth-century studies.
Title: A READER-RESPONSE APPROACH TO THE "INTERPRETIVE HISTORY" OF THE FOP.
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Name(s): MELILLO, SANDRA M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Faraci, Mary, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 68 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The interpretive history of the "fop" can be illuminated through the application of Saussure's explanation of the systems of evolution, creation, and permanance in language. Thus, the critical "texts" created by eighteenth-century critics are subject to the same transformations, formations, and pressures that prescribe, under certain conditions, the survival of meanings in language. Like the history of surviving units of sounds and meanings in the language, the value attached to the "fop" can be viewed as a survivor from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the twentieth, guarded by the writings of "interpretive authorities" of eighteenth-century studies.
Identifier: 14305 (digitool), FADT14305 (IID), fau:11113 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): Dandies
Etherege, George,--1636-1691 or 1692--Criticism and interpretation
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