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WRITER AND WRITING

Author ZhengGuoQing
Tutor NanFan
School Fujian Normal University
Course Literature and Art
Keywords Writer Writing Subject Language Society
CLC I04
Type Master's thesis
Year 2001
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The thesis includes two parts. One part mainly discuss the relationship between writer and language . and This problem is involved with the relationship between subject and language. In this part , through a concise review ,this fact is revealed: writer in literature study was less important in the past. Until Romanticism prevailed in the history of western literary theory, writer played the leading role in literary criticism and theory. The subject criticism of Romanticism literary theory led to writer biography study and writing psychology. This situation is criticized by New Criticism. This school objected to biography study, they thought it led to "intention faculty." Humanity subjects in the twentieth century are thought a "language turn" has occurred to them. The insight of structuralism linguistics has told us experience/consciousness/language is same. The subject is largely composed of language. Thus, in structuralism and post- structuralism literary theory, language took the center position of writer. The topic of the other part is that how to re-establish the writer’s role in literary study under the "language turn". This part consist of five sections. First discuss the views on the relationship among language, image, and meaning in Chinese classical literary theory. Second points emotion , imagination are actually composed of language. Third analyses the appearance of subject criticism in China in the 1980s. Fourth discusses how desire go into writing and text. Final section makes effort to put the problem of writer and writing into society ground once again. Through successive talking between literature discourses and other type discourses , writer can reflect his subjectivity and dynamic role in history.

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