The Pragmatics of Literary Interaction in James Hogg ’ s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified

@inproceedings{Leonardi2012ThePO,
  title={The Pragmatics of Literary Interaction in James Hogg ’ s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified},
  author={Barbara Leonardi},
  year={2012}
}
Hogg’s Confessions was fiercely criticised by the Edinburgh postEnlightenment literati who considered his writing unsophisticated. A literary-pragmatic investigation, however, reveals Hogg’s strategic use of conversational principles through which he conveys additional, subversive meanings. Politeness theories, in fact, demonstrate that Hogg’s Confessions may have been perceived as a Face Threatening Act against the positive face of bourgeois women. A cognitive approach based on relevance… CONTINUE READING