Project

James Thomson's The Seasons (1730-46) and Genettian Theories of Paratextuality and Hypotextuality

Code
01N04111
Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 October 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Keywords
Gérard Genette James Thomson reception paratextuality print culture The Seasons hypotextuality 18th Century English literature Literary studies
 
Project description

The proposed project aims to provide a large-scale interdisciplinary study of James Thomson's The Seasons and the different textualities the poem engenders. It combines print culture research and reception studies with a rigorous application of the Genettian theories of paratextuality and hypotextuality and will produce a sophisticated matrix of Thomson's transposition and transformation of earlier texts.