n.1.The reading of the lines of a newspaper directly across the page, instead of down the columns, thus producing a ludicrous combination of ideas.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Relying on a cross-reading of Irma's journal and epistolary and Montale's letters, Hertz reconstructs a lively poetic biography.
They did not make the subject come alive by giving relevant examples, did not encourage questioning and/or class-discussions and did not make the effort to provide frameworks that would facilitate development of cross-concept and cross-reading connections.
By JOHN CROSS-READING boss Brian McDermott has revealed the crisis meeting which saved his season.
Neil Rhodes's contribution, an exercise in multidisciplinary cross-reading, is one such renegotiation.
Stressing that none of the three versions of the essay can lay claim to being definitive, he extrapolates the salient points of Benjamin's argument through a 'synoptic' cross-reading of all three German versions and the French translation.
Together, they provide a rich cross-reading of the politics and practices of contemporary collaborative creativity and begin to write the largely unwritten and unreflected history of collective art in the second half of the twentieth century.
Those who write and read historical fiction also participate in a kind of "masquerade"; many women writers, Wallace suggests, have turned to historical fiction because in it they are able to ventriloquize multiple genders, and part of the genre's popularity is in the reader's participation in "cross-reading" as well as imaginative "cross-dressing" across centuries and identities.
Religious freedom, multiculturalism, Islam; cross-reading Finland and Ireland.
This cross-reading not only offers helpful context for Vindice's ploy with Gloriana's skull, but also allows Pollard to advance her argument about the narcotic power of spectacle through a gendered lens.
Figuring thus as a second leitmotif of the anthology, Pynchon's writing space is discussed with recourse to Quintilian's rhetoric (Gaasland), in terms of a space filled with at first sight writerly elements (Raudaskoski), and in the mentioned cross-reading with hypertheoretical assumptions.
(Berlant's essay is 37 pages; most of the others are about twenty pages or less.) The introductory essay closes with a cross-reading of the various essays in the collection.