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University of South Africa

1. Miller, David Jay. Characterisations of YHWH in the song of the vineyard : a multitextural interpretation of Isaiah 5:1-7 .

Degree: 2013, University of South Africa

The Song of the Vineyard, Isaiah 5:1-7, portrays YHWH as a vinedresser who has carefully prepared land and planted a choice vine, a symbol of the people whom the deity has chosen. When the reasonable expectation that the vine produce good fruit is thwarted, the vinedresser destroys the vineyard. YHWH, the vinedresser, may seem to be characterised by these actions as a demanding god who will swiftly and harshly recompense any failure to meet expectations. This thesis poses the hypothesis that although this brief song may at first seemingly present a monochromatic characterisation of YHWH, it may actually present a spectrum of characterisations when viewed through multiple interpretive lenses. Socio-rhetorical criticism is the methodology used to examine this hypothesis. This methodology, developed by Vernon K. Robbins, encompasses diverse interpretive approaches, examining five aspects, or “textures,” of the text to obtain a broad interpretive spectrum. In this thesis, three of the textures, innertexture, intertexture, and socio-cultural texture, are considered in separate chapters. The chapter on innertexture examines the world of the text itself, in particular its progressive nature and emotive content. The next chapter examines the intertextural relationship between this Isaian song and two other ancient songs (The Song of the Reed Sea and the Song of Moses), associative references to Sodom, and parallels with the Song of Solomon. The chapter on the socio-cultural texture examines the portrayal of YHWH in light of the socio-economics and socio-cultural values of the world of the story, eighth century B.C.E. Judah. Through this interpretive lense, YHWH is seen as a patron or benefactor who has been dishonoured by his people. In socio-rhetorical criticism, ideology is often presented as a separate texture; in this thesis, it is considered as part of the act of interpretation of all textures, since readers’ ideologies interact with the text. The sacred texture, the last of Robbins’ proposed textures, is presented as the conclusion, with a summary of the spectrum of characterisations of YHWH that the multi-lensed interpretive approach uncovers. The conclusion also includes suggested implications of these finds for the community of faith. Advisors/Committee Members: Snyman, Gert Floris (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Prophetic writings; Isaiah; Song of the Vineyard; Eighth Century Judea; Textures of texts; Socio-rhetorical criticism; Biblical interpretation; Intertextuality; Sociology of ancient Israel; Oral poetry in biblical writings

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APA (6th Edition):

Miller, D. J. (2013). Characterisations of YHWH in the song of the vineyard : a multitextural interpretation of Isaiah 5:1-7 . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10146

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Miller, David Jay. “Characterisations of YHWH in the song of the vineyard : a multitextural interpretation of Isaiah 5:1-7 .” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed January 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10146.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Miller, David Jay. “Characterisations of YHWH in the song of the vineyard : a multitextural interpretation of Isaiah 5:1-7 .” 2013. Web. 18 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Miller DJ. Characterisations of YHWH in the song of the vineyard : a multitextural interpretation of Isaiah 5:1-7 . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2013. [cited 2020 Jan 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10146.

Council of Science Editors:

Miller DJ. Characterisations of YHWH in the song of the vineyard : a multitextural interpretation of Isaiah 5:1-7 . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10146

2. Dowdle, Brian C. Transformations in Print: The Re-creation, Reception, and Representation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan.

Degree: PhD, Asian Languages and Cultures, 2012, University of Michigan

This is a dissertation about the material production and circulation of books of Japanese literature in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan and their relationship to literary developments during this time. It is an attempt to explore one moment of the messy past of reproduction and to locate a temporally specific reappropriation of texts through reprinting during this time. In so doing, it aims to repopulate that moment with things—books, covers, and bookshelves—and with people—publishers, readers, and writers—each of which helped shape and give meaning to old and new texts. Hence, this dissertation concerns both some of the more familiar—and forgotten—people, texts, textual formats, and technologies that influenced the development of Japanese literature during these decades. More specifically, following the sociology of texts—paying attention to texts as material objects and products of social creation and recreation—this dissertation studies reprints of Edo-period (1604-1868) fiction to trace long-term developments in Japanese literature across the Meiji (1868-1912) and early Taisho (1912-1926) periods. It shows how Meiji-period publishers, such as Mori Senkichi, took advantage of new technologies and legal reforms to produce a widely available canon of reprints of Edo-period fiction for a growing reading and book-owning audience. The saturation of the literary field with reprints of Kyokutei Bakin, Santo Kyōden, and other Edo authors were perhaps equally important in shaping literature as were imported European literary conceptions and translations. It considers the reproduction and circulation of literature from a number of perspectives and concerning several topics: For instance, the rediscovery of Ihara Saikaku is reconsidered as a reaction to the circulation of Bakin. Reprints, together with Mori Ōgai’s marginalia, are used to reveal a plurality of reading practices and sites of literary interest. Descriptions of books found in Natsume Sōseki’s novels are used to explore generic classifications and the social functions of books as objects in literature and photographs of authors. Ultimately, it seeks to rediscover not only the local and personal spaces and ways of reading but also to remind us how literature is more than words on a page and should be appreciated in terms of its communal and material past. Advisors/Committee Members: Zwicker, Jonathan E. (committee member), Pincus, Leslie B. (committee member), Rolston, David Lee (committee member), Ito, Ken K. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Japanese Literature and History; Meiji-period Reception of Edo-period Literature; Book History, Reprinting, Sociology of Texts; Kyokutei Bakin, Uchida Roan, Ihara Saikaku, Mori Senkichi, Natsume Soseki, Mori Ogai, Nagai Kafu, Awashima Kangetsu, Santo Kyoden, Koganei Kimiko; Honkoku, Chosakuken, Insatsu, Katsuji, Mokuhan, Shuppan, Yomihon, Gokan; East Asian Languages and Cultures; General and Comparative Literature; History (General); Humanities

…follows D.F. McKenzie’s “sociology of texts.” McKenzie defines this approach as a study of… …specific situations. 8 McKenzie, Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts, 12-13. 6 technical… …contains traces of a forgotten history of literature. 7 Figure I-1 Sociology of Texts For… …financial needs and aesthetic preferences. The sociology of texts, according to McKenzie, “directs… …original.” I went to the library and found modern typeset editions of the texts and set about… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Dowdle, B. C. (2012). Transformations in Print: The Re-creation, Reception, and Representation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Michigan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/96148

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dowdle, Brian C. “Transformations in Print: The Re-creation, Reception, and Representation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Michigan. Accessed January 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/96148.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dowdle, Brian C. “Transformations in Print: The Re-creation, Reception, and Representation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan.” 2012. Web. 18 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Dowdle BC. Transformations in Print: The Re-creation, Reception, and Representation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Michigan; 2012. [cited 2020 Jan 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/96148.

Council of Science Editors:

Dowdle BC. Transformations in Print: The Re-creation, Reception, and Representation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Michigan; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/96148

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