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dc.contributor.authorLeonardi, Barbaraen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe present paper will develop a literary-pragmatic analysis of "Basil Lee," a short novella published in 1820 by Scottish writer James Hogg (1770-1835). The analysis will view literature as an interactive phenomenon between author and readers. The writing and reading processes will be assumed to be a conversation about the text, which may be influenced by the author's and reader's historical positions, although not totally determined by them since they both can resist or comply with the cultural values of their time (Sell, 2000). The aim is to show that the negative response to Hogg's text at its time of publication may have been motivated by the subversiveness of its subject. Hogg presenting a prostitute as a lady at heart who "redeems" through marriage a supposedly Highland soldier, and prevents him from deserting the imperial war in Quebec, may have defied bourgeois principles of literary politeness; while their subsequent happy marriage may also have been perceived as Hogg's manifest intention to critique the apparent assumptions of respectability of contemporary bourgeois marriage.en_UK
dc.publisherPolytechnic of Namibiaen_UK
dc.relationLeonardi B (2012) James Hogg, ‘Basil Lee’, and the Pragmatics of Highland Masculinity. NAWA: Journal of Language and Communication, 6 (1), pp. 84-101.en_UK
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dc.subjectJames Hoggen_UK
dc.subjectBakhtin’s carnivalen_UK
dc.subjectliterary pragmaticsen_UK
dc.subjectHighland masculinityen_UK
dc.subjectmarriage ploten_UK
dc.subjectnational taleen_UK
dc.titleJames Hogg, ‘Basil Lee’, and the Pragmatics of Highland Masculinityen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleNAWA: Journal of Language and Communicationen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEnglish Studiesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorLeonardi, Barbara|0000-0003-0581-1673en_UK
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