The Representation of the City in the Novel: A Taxonomic Study of the Major Critical Approaches

  • Asst. Ins. Najla Kamel Saleh College of Arts- University of Anbar
  • Prof . Dr. Majeed U. Jadwe College of Education for Women- University of Anbar

Abstract

his is a taxonomic study of the major theoretical approaches to the textual representation of the city in novels. Taxonomy, here, is not restricted to establishing classifications as much as to use the established classifications as an integrated paradigm of critical inquiry. It is the premises of this study that no single approach can fully account for the representation of the city and its urban space in the novel because each approach, however comprehensive, seeks to explore or address a specific aspect of the representation or work within a single critical perspective which eventually yields a partial view of this representation and its underlying critical premises. It is hoped here that such an approach would prove useful in addressing the complexity and totality of the city as a textually constructed phenomenon in the fictional narratives of the novel.
Published
Jul 4, 2020
How to Cite
SALEH, Asst. Ins. Najla Kamel; JADWE, Prof . Dr. Majeed U.. The Representation of the City in the Novel: A Taxonomic Study of the Major Critical Approaches. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 1-14, july 2020. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <http://jls.tu.edu.iq/index.php/lang/article/view/188>. Date accessed: 30 oct. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v3i3.188.