referentiality


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referentiality

(ˌrɛfəˌrɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ)
n
the quality or state of being referential or containing references
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Conscious distancing from referentiality seems to indicate literariness rather reliably, but literary texts include some kind of referentiality and non-literary texts contain to some degree the literariness immanent in human language.
Through its complex and often ambiguous narrative, as well as its thematic and linguistic structures, the text implicitly condemns the futility of human efforts to "symbolize" in a world deprived of the ultimate referentiality that can become known to humankind only through the Incarnation.
In the final chapter he applies the result of his analysis to explore the referentiality of biblical language in the quest for the historical Jesus.
Ronald Silliman is chiefly known for his participation in the development of Language poetry in the late 1970s and 1980s; his 1986 anthology, In the American Tree, brings together much of this work, which experiments with structure, syntax, and the question of referentiality in poetics.
The impassioned referentiality of the assemblage that makes up Torn Burr's Fassbinder Piece, 2011--a green leather trench coat, a special issue of October devoted to the German director, and a poster for the film Kamikaze 1989 (starring Fassbinder and released in 1982, the year of his death)--resonated with that of Anthea Hamilton's 2012 Venice Kimono across the room: a wide-sleeved, brightly colored costume hung cruciform on a steel rack, with a digital print of John Travolta's familiar face on the back.
Kathleen Loysen's book, Conversation and Storytelling in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century French Nouvelles, provides a useful study of orality, literacy, and the representation of speech in four collections of framed tales from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries that explore questions of truth, representation, and referentiality.
The topics include classification, reception theory, traditional referentiality, and the inherent problems of oral and written text transmission.
Specifically, Limon's close readings of passages in Gravity's Rainbow, Catch-22, and Slaughterhouse Five capture and explicate the hilarity of these works in all their "manic referentiality.
On the contrary, he admits the inherent referentiality of the gospel narratives, but only on their own terms.
Sir Alexander, then, labors, as James himself did, to produce the conditions under which referentiality and thus the social order would be stable and under which the very reasons for producing counterfeit coins would cease to exist -- the po wer of an authority figure to "compel outward signs to reflect inner truth.
And memory, of course, is the primary mode of referentiality by which any autobiographer gives shape to life experiences.
He argues ironically that of late homo sapiens has been replaced by homo festivus, a species given entirely to empty joy and celebration, one that has lost contact to any referentiality, despises history, and is controlled by a slavish, self-desired conformity to pseudo-moral slogans.