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Science fiction and a rhetorical analysis of the 'literature myth'

Kris Rutten UGent, Ronald Soetaert UGent and Geert Vandermeersche UGent (2011) CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 13(1).
abstract
In their article "Science Fiction and a Rhetorical Analysis of the 'Literature Myth'" Kris Rutten, Ronald Soetaert, and Geert Vandermeersche discuss what we can learn from science fiction about cultural literacy in general and literary culture in particular. From a theoretical and methodological perspective the authors start from the work of rhetorician Kenneth Burke. First, the authors conceptualize literature as "equipment for living" followed by a discussion of science fiction as "equipment for living" based on a description of the genre as "satire by entelechy." Second, they analyze a selection of science fiction narratives using the "dramatistic pentad" as an analytical tool. The focus of the analysis is on how literature as "agency" is located in a futuristic "scene." The article concludes with a discussion about how an analysis of the "literature myth" in science fiction narratives can be used to reflect on the rhetorical construction of cultural literacy.
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journal title
CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE
CLCWEB-Comp. Lit. Cult.
volume
13
issue
1
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5
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Article
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000291464000005
ISSN
1481-4374
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1339122
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1339122
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2011-06-24 08:29:16
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Chicago
Rutten, Kris, Ronald Soetaert, and Geert Vandermeersche. 2011. “Science Fiction and a Rhetorical Analysis of the ‘Literature Myth’.” Clcweb-comparative Literature and Culture 13 (1).
APA
Rutten, Kris, Soetaert, R., & Vandermeersche, G. (2011). Science fiction and a rhetorical analysis of the “literature myth.” CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 13(1).
Vancouver
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Rutten K, Soetaert R, Vandermeersche G. Science fiction and a rhetorical analysis of the “literature myth.”CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 2011;13(1).
MLA
Rutten, Kris, Ronald Soetaert, and Geert Vandermeersche. “Science Fiction and a Rhetorical Analysis of the ‘Literature Myth’.” CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE 13.1 (2011): n. pag. Print.