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Political Practice of Literary Analysis: How to Read Literature more Closely

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The development of literary/textual analysis is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary; inter-textual, historically and socially-aware, and politically-motivated critical practices. This study is an attempt to show how literary/textual analyses are relied on a number of interrelated, competing and methodological political arrangements. In brief, this article is an account of the development of critically and politically-aware practices of literary analysis and implicitly inculcate that how literary analysis can be done employing political interpretations. Hence, some key concepts for critical practice of literary analysis such as interdiscourse, intertextuality, ideology negotiation and feminist/political criticisms of literature are investigated. Finally, an example of a politically committed analysis of literature is provided to show how theoretical foundations function in practice.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 49)
M. S. Khaghaninejad, "Political Practice of Literary Analysis: How to Read Literature more Closely", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 49, pp. 92-105, 2015
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