Camelia Elias, editor
DECEMBER 2OO7 | ISBN: 978-8799245659
Paperback | 6×9 | B&W | 73 p
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The present collection focuses on the use and function of titles in various cases of postmodern American and Scottish literature. While the postmodern may at first glance appear to seek to transcend the religious practices of yesteryear and associate itself with a distrust of grand narratives such as Christianity, it may as easily be claimed that much postmodern literature in fact investigates the interstices between narrative traditions and conventions, in order to explore what might be left of the sublime or mystical in narratives and in textuality per se. The essays specifically engage with instances of titles and titling as may be termed problematic titling, conspicuous over-titling, limit titles, or meta-titles.