End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Oct 1997 to 4 Oct 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 4 Oct 1997 to 5 Oct 1997 There are 4 messages totalling 754 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. dialect in literature (3) 2. ONE: In & Out of a homosexual magazine ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 11:42:14 -0500 From: Larry Rosenwald Subject: dialect in literature Hi - I have a question, or a couple of questions, I'd like to ask readers of this list. I'm writing a study of the representation of English -language dialects in American literature towards the end of the 19th century. What I'd like to know is, 1) are there works of American literature whose representation you particularly admire or disdain? 2) are there good contemporary scholarly essays on the representation of dialect? 3) are there interesting 19th-century views on the representation of dialect? I'm not at the beginning of this study, but I'm not at the end of it either. I know Sumner Ives' "A Theory of Literary Dialect," and the remarks about the representation of dialect in Raymond Williams' _The Country and the City_, and the remarks made by writers like Henry James and William Dean Howells. I'd be grateful for any pointers, citations, or opinions. Best, Larry Rosenwald, Wellesley College