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ERIC Number: EJ845300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
Developing an Intertextuality-Oriented Fiction Classification
Vernitski, Anat
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v39 n1 p41-52 2007
The purpose of this paper is to suggest a model for an intertextuality-oriented classification scheme for fiction, to be used by Humanities scholars studying fiction. The methodology used includes a literature review to establish background, followed by the development of a classification scheme by modifying and adding to existing fiction classification categories that only partially suit the purpose of proposed scheme. The paper portrays the structure of the classification scheme, enumerates its classes and sub-classes, assigns to it a suitable notation and lists appropriate examples to illustrate the proposed use of the scheme. The paper refers to user studies of information needs of Humanities scholars, who are the main group of potential users of the scheme, but does not include a user study of the proposed scheme itself. Practical implementations of the work presented in this paper centre upon a model for a classification scheme that covers the intertextual approach, which is a central approach used by scholars of fiction. It gives suggestions for possible implementations of the scheme to suit the information needs of Humanities scholars working in this area. This paper bridges a gap in the research of fiction classification. While fiction classifications for reading for pleasure exist, as well as classifications for scholarly subjects other than fiction, no classification for fiction as a scholarly discipline had been developed. Moreover, previous research had commented upon the need for intertextual approaches to the organization of documentation, and this is the first suggested model for a classification scheme based on the intertextual principle. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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