Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
College of Arts and Sciences
Paul Allen Miller
This research project studies different approaches to the question of meaning in literary texts in medieval Islamic critical traditions and modern Western literary criticism. Based on a comparative analysis, the dissertation attempts to explain each theory in its own terms, to find the commonalities and differences of the handling of such a question by literary theories, to establish a dialogue between the theories to understand them better and in wider terms. Thus, the dissertation also analyzes some texts by looking at them through the lenses of different theories.
Elkordy, M. M.(2016). The Development of ‘Meaning’ in Literary Theory: A Comparative Critical Study. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/3794