One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The quality or use of language characteristic of written works as opposed to spoken usage.
- ‘His book celebrates the textuality of history, the narrativity of historical narration.’
- ‘To put this bluntly, historical catachresis is a way of borrowing literary criticism's understanding of textuality to point beyond the literary text.’
- ‘It seems to me that comparing forms of textuality offers the most useful path to getting inside the structural features that define them.’
- ‘Tranter knows poetry is almost always stalked by the bourgeoisie, and that the pressures of textuality create formal difficulties for sense and feeling.’
- ‘He opens the poem with an idea that is typical of Borges on the library-like textuality of the world.’
- ‘His aim in considering the juncture of electronic publication and literary theory is to work out a definition of textuality that has been tested against these relatively new forms.’
- ‘He cannot reconcile his self-experience with his asserted self-identity because he constitutes himself in the terms of a textuality that he cannot contain.’
- ‘He was highly conscious of the way the textual surface communicated and the possibilities this superficial dimension of textuality held for the project of communicating ‘feeling.’’
- ‘This article will attempt both to respond to and to develop some of these questions within the context of modern theories of translation and textuality.’
- ‘I want to turn now to several characteristic examples that suggest one version of the romantic relationship to textuality.’
- ‘Thus, Lefevere's plaint that literary echoes, sources, allusions, even imitations and parodies, may become lost in translation represents an implicit critique of outmoded models of textuality.’
- ‘The lines nicely identify a critical moment in the development of literary culture, and in particular a point of shift in the relation between textuality and marginality between substance and periphery.’
- ‘However, James's figural use of textuality both produces and justifies a reader's instinctive preference for Ralph.’
- ‘The book is a pleasure to read for its rich textuality, clarity of prose, engaging style with a sense of humor.’
- ‘For instance, within textuality there is also an informational structure of given versus new information.’
- ‘The quick answer is that they are like other literary critics ‘examining textuality, not just summarizing textual content.’’
- ‘In describing Isabel's youth, James shows textuality primarily in its most concrete, literal meaning: the interpretation of words, particularly literary or other written words.’
- ‘There is as much space, under this rubric of textuality, for the popular icons of the day as for Shakespeare, the greatest among the canonical authors.’
- ‘Theologians have long meditated on the textuality of scripture: the canons of its assembly, the contexts of its transmission, the questions of its authorship.’
- ‘The constructed quality of the story, its textuality, serves the community's need for self-possession.’
2Strict adherence to a text; textualism.
- ‘The overlapping areas in which biblical scholars can cooperate with the postcolonial agenda include: race, nation, translation, mission, textuality, spirituality, representation.’
- ‘Literature subjects at [this university] have synergised with Media and have a common basis in different approaches to textuality, to reading texts, and theorising the place of texts in society.’
- ‘Instead of presenting a voice that reflects on its own nature and what opposes it (as in the Romantic lyric), Welish presents a text that reflects on the nature of textuality and what borders it.’
- ‘The contest between visuality and textuality incarnates the interplay between the political and the aesthetic, between justice and pleasure, truth and beauty.’
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