ERIC Number: EJ399922
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
"Literariness," Formalism, and Sense Making: The Line and Stanza Structure of Human Thought.
Gee, James Paul
Journal of Education, v171 n1 p61-74 1989
Uses the "line and stanza" method to analyze and compare texts representing different cultural backgrounds and ages. Proposes that the textual characteristics identified by the Formalists as the measure of literature are actually the hallmarks of a cross-cultural human capacity for making deep sense of experience. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with title "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Essays by James Paul Gee"; speech presented at the Conference on Language and its Creativity, Encuentro de Semiotica, Linguistica y Literatura Hispano-Luso-Brasilena (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, February 23, 1985).