The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics
Edited by Michael Burke
Routledge – 2014 – 530 pages
The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics. The four sections of the volume encompass a wide range of approaches from classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience and cover core issues that include:
Each of the thirty-two chapters provides: an introduction to the subject; an overview of the history of the topic; an analysis of the main current and critical issues; a section with recommendations for practice, and a discussion of possible future trajectory of the subject.
This handbook includes chapters written by some of the leading stylistics scholars in the world today, including Jean Boase-Beier, Joe Bray, Michael Burke, Beatrix Busse, Ronald Carter, Billy Clark, Barbara Dancygier, Catherine Emmott, Charles Forceville, Margaret Freeman, Christiana Gregoriou, Geoff Hall, Patrick Colm Hogan, Lesley Jeffries, Marina Lambrou, Michaela Mahlberg, Rocio Montoro, Nina Nørgaard, Dan Shen, Michael Toolan and Sonia Zyngier.
The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics is essential reading for researchers, postgraduates and undergraduate students working in this area.
The updating of knowledge is paramount to every discipline and The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics is a book of this kind. Its content indicates that stylistics is a continuous and flourishing area of academic study.
Shisheng Liu, President of the China Society of Stylistics
Because of its wide and in-depth presentation, I feel sure that this handbook will be warmly welcomed by both students and teachers working in the flourishing field of stylistics.
Peter Verdonk, Emeritus Professor of Stylistics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This is an indispensable beginner’s guide to stylistics, packed full of practical advice and demonstrating the breadth of the discipline in its coverage of everything from the origin of stylistics in classical rhetoric to current advances in cognitive neuroscience.
Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, UK
Stylistics: From classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience
Historical perspectives in stylistics
1. Rhetoric and poetics: The classical heritage of stylistics
2. Formalist stylistics
Michael Burke and Kristy Evers
3. Functionalist stylistics
4.Reader response criticism and stylistics
Jennifer Riddle Harding
Core issues in stylistics
5. The linguistic levels of foregrounding in stylistics
6. (New) historical stylistics
7.Stylistics, speech acts and im/politeness theory
8.Stylistics, conversation analysis and the cooperative principle
9.Stylistics and relevance theory
10.Stylistics, point of view and modality
11.Stylistics and narratology
12.Metaphor and stylistics
13.Speech and thought presentation in stylistics
Contemporary topics in stylistics
14. Pedagogical stylistics
15.Stylistics, drama and performance
16.Schema theory in stylistics
Catherine Emmott, Marc Alexander, and Agnes Marszalek
17.Stylistics and text world theory
18.Stylistics and blending
Margaret H. Freeman
20.Quantitative methodological approaches to stylistics
Olivia Fialho and Sonia Zyngier
22.Literary pragmatics and stylistics
24.Stylistics and translation
Emerging and future trends in stylistics
26. Creative writing and stylistics
27. Stylistics and real readers
David Peplow and Ronald Carter
28.Stylistics and film
29.Multimodality and stylistics
30.Stylistics and comics
Charles Forceville, Elisabeth El Refaie, and Gert Meesters
31.Stylistics and hypertext fiction
32.Stylistics, emotion and neuroscience
Patrick Colm Hogan
Michael Burke is Professor of Rhetoric at University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University). His books include Literary Reading Cognition and Emotion (2011) and Pedagogical Stylistics (eds. Burke et al, 2012). He is a former Chair of the International Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).