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ERIC Number: ED099883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 25
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Computer-Based Analysis of Fictional and Dramatic Texts as Self-Contained Operative Systems.
DeHart, Florence E.
A computer-based methodology for literary criticism termed symmetry-complementarity analysis is presented through description of a test search on data coded from the first 26 pages of "Monsieur Ouine" by Georges Bernanos. The design was inspired by the work of Watzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson (1967). The theoretical assumptions which prompted design of the methodology view dramatic and fictional works as self-contained operative systems with various subsystems. Other suggested critical studies of French text which lend themselves particularly well to application of the methodology are then outlined. Curricular implications of the interdisciplinary approach to literary criticism which drew from the areas of systems science, information science, and behavioral science receive comment. The methodology's assumptions rest on the contention that systems science legitimately and necessarily includes literary criticism among its concerns. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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