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tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

cull′er n.
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1. (Agriculture) a person employed to cull animals
2. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ an animal, esp a sheep, designated for culling
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There are many well-received works available to the researchers: Patrick Parrinder's 16, Richard Allen and Harish Trivedi's 17, Jonathan Culler and Pheng Cheah's 18, Najita's 19, and an array of the authentic sources.
Readers in general often take narrative structures for granted, probably due to their "naturalization" of these structures or what Jonathan Culler calls their "literary competence." In writing and reading a literary text, both writer and readers bring about an "implicit knowledge" of literary discourse that is "internalized." Thus, according to Culler, readers who are not familiar with the conventions of poetry, for instance, may not be able to recognize lines of a poem as literature for the very reason that they have not "internalized" the norms of poetic discourse.
Judging from her citations, Owens-Murphy only draws from a single camp in lyric theory, one whose practitioners--such as Mutlu Biasing, Jonathan Culler, and Northrop Frye--tend to treat lyric as an ahistorical, ever-present genre.
The overwhelming unintelligibility at first reading this poem has caused critics such as Jonathan Culler to remark on its "driving amoral sonic energy" (p.
It can be supported with other observations, such as Jonathan Culler's when he states: "de Man's writing is special--and often especially annoying--in its strategy of omitting crucial demonstrations in order to put readers in a position where they cannot profit from his analyses without according belief to what seems implausible or at least unproven" (Culler 229).
(3) Nos apoyaremos, principalmente, en algunos de los conceptos desarrollados por Jonathan Culler sobre el analisis y la interpretacion de la lirica aplicables al soneto, como la regla de pertinencia, la atemporalidad, la completud o la coherencia, de acuerdo a las consideraciones realizadas por el teorico norteamericano sobre el abordaje de textos poeticos.
According to literary theorist Jonathan Culler, "Performative acts may originate or inaugurate, create something new" (126).
Jonathan Culler has mentioned a typical phenomenon, that is, there is a wide range of topics in the field of comparative literature in the West, which has attracted many Ph.
the fiction," as Jonathan Culler usefully explains, of a living
A different and not fully adequate solution is offered by Jonathan Culler in Structuralist Poetics.
As Jonathan Culler once stressed, in literary studies, "theory was first deployed for thinking about the nature of the critical enterprise and for producing new readings of literary works." Following a full elaboration on some fundamental principles of ethical criticism in the first part, the second part of the book demonstrates how ethical literary criticism works with his innovative reading of a series of literary classics.
In "A Deeper, Older O: The Oral (Sex) Tradition (in Poetry)," Jennifer Moxley turns the apostrophic O of Romanticism from a figure of embarrassment, as Jonathan Culler has it, to a figure of "radical receptivity," using oral sex as a master trope.