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Faculty Bookshelf

William C. Dowling

The Senses of the Text: Intensional Semantics and Literary Theory
University of Nebraska Press, 1999

altIn The Senses of the Text, Professor Dowling explains the work of philosopher of language, J. J. Katz, and looks at its implications for literary criticism. He argues that textual meaning, far from being indefinitely flexible as current literary theory suggests, in fact imposes powerful constraints on interpretation.