2004
Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1384-5829
  • E-ISSN: 2352-118X

Abstract

Abstract

In this paper, I want to present an approach to read complex novels: genre-reading. Adopting this new approach, a genre and its conventions are used as a frame in order to guide the reader’s interpretation process. This procedure is illustrated with the example of the Dutch novel by Willem Brakman (1997), which is read from the perspective of the genre conventions of the 18th-century imaginary travel story. To conclude the article, the proposed reading process is generalized by using a different genre (the naturalist novel) as a frame to analyze Brakman’s novel.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.5117/NEDLET2017.1.PIER
2017-02-01
2021-06-24
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/13845829/22/1/03_NEDLET2017.1.PIER.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.5117/NEDLET2017.1.PIER&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.5117/NEDLET2017.1.PIER
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Brakman; frames; genre; imaginary travel; imaginary voyage; reader
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error