Monday, August 4, 2008

A Note on the Hyper-Protected Principle

Hyper-protected cooperative principle is a basic convention that makes possible the interpretation of literature: the assumption that difficulties, apparent nonsense, digressions, and irrelevancies have a relevant function. 

Culler, Jonathan. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford U Press: New York, 1997.

1 comment:

Ivey Viridiana said...

wait...I thought it was when works are only named literature when a publisher/review board deems it so.
What is it?