Thijs Vleugel | Meaning Irony: The Ethics of Irony

Written by on October 5th, 2014 // Filed under 17.1 Literatuur en Ethiek

Abstract

In the second of this twopart
article , the phenomenon of irony and the 1 processes through
which it generates meaning will be approached from a perspective that shows how irony not
only happens through the semantic interplay between what is “said” and what remains
“unsaid”, but also through the ethical interplay between writer, text, and reader. Arguments
will be based upon work of authorities on the subject of irony, like Linda Hutcheon, Dan
Sperber and Deirdre Wilson, and Wayne Booth.

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