The Pleasure in/of the Text: About the Joys and Perversities of Reading (European Connections #43) (Paperback)

Why do we read? What exactly thrills us in the text? Drawing on the work of Roland Barthes, this collection explores the notion of readerly enjoyment, between form and content, emotion and reason, and escapism and knowledge seeking, to understand how literary and ideological pleasures intersect.

Fabien Arribert-Narce is Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where his current research focuses on the reception of Japanese culture by French writers and filmmakers since 1970 and on literary and artistic responses to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fuhito Endo is Professor of English Literature at Seikei University, Tokyo. His research specialises in the history of British psychoanalysis and its relationship with contemporary Modernist literature. Kamila Pawlikowska currently teaches English, sociology and psychology at Rochester Independent College in Kent. Her research interests include images of the human body and face in literature and the visual arts, intercultural communication and global education.
Product Details ISBN: 9781789977004
ISBN-10: 1789977002
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: September 24th, 2021
Pages: 170
Language: English
Series: European Connections