Retroactive Thematization, Interaction, and Interpretation: The Hermeneutic Spiral from Schleiermacher to Goffman

Belgian English Language and Literature, No. 2, pp. 155-166, 2004

12 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2011

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

The Spanish version of this paper can be found at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1856424

This paper examines some common concerns of hermeneutics, Bakhtin’s dialogism, American deconstruction and Goffman’s pragmatics of interaction, in order to provide a theoretical basis for literary criticism grounded on wider communicative processes, more especially on the retroactive dynamics of communicative interaction.

Keywords: literary theory, critical theory, hermeneutics, dialogism, Bakhtin, Schleiermacher, Goffman, deconstruction, interaction, thematization, critical debate

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Retroactive Thematization, Interaction, and Interpretation: The Hermeneutic Spiral from Schleiermacher to Goffman (2004). Belgian English Language and Literature, No. 2, pp. 155-166, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1856427

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