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cull

[kəl]
(chemical engineering)
In a plastics molding operation, material remaining in the transfer chamber after the mold has been filled.
(science and technology)
Material rejected for being below standard grade.

Cull

Any building material rejected as being below standard quality.

cull, brack, wrack

A piece of lumber or brick of a quality below the lowest accepted grade or below specifications.
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Reynolds argues that Whitman's 1860 Leaves of Grass operates in this optative mode of willing the country into a reconciled state that Culler refers to as the "now" or "time of discourse": "'I will,' [Whitman] constantly tells us.
I think there's opportunity there," says Culler, "but the business is changing so rapidly, technology is changing so rapidly, the needs in the marketplace are changing so rapidly.
Wat die proaiereties kode betref, meen Culler (84) dat hierdie kode die leser help om byvoorbeeld "a series of models of action" te kan plaas binne die sekwensies in die teks.
Therefore, like Culler we can say that there are only particular readings, which seem to have privileged status and in many ways work to identify the successes and flaws of other readings.
Aquino was close to the church and her religious belief was not confined to mere rituals, according to Culler.
In his further elaborations, Culler puts more distance between his sense of 'theory' (or what he claims to be its most ordinary sense) and a mere 'view':
Culler carefully sifts through each phenomenon, explaining how the term omniscience is inadequate to describe its effects, and concludes by suggesting the need for an alternative vocabulary.
By discussing the 'literariness' (narrative, rhetorical, and performative qualities) in theory, and forms of resistance to theory, Jonathan Culler works against an 'anti-theory' movement, maintaining that theory promotes interdisciplinarity.
Michael Culler, Rose Spencer-Longhurst, Paul Spencer-Longhurst; Henry Donaldson, Richard Verdi, Brian Scholes, David Pearson; Sarah Brown, Sophie Wilson, Kat Murray; John Van Boolen, Liane Crisari, Clare Mullett; Dr James Hamilton, Rose and Sue Spencer-Longhurst; Roy Cockel, Ann Cockel, Richard Verdi; David Pearson, Jill Pearson and Sir Michael Thomps,; Ann Lowbeer, Edwina Mileham, Jill Harrison, Maureen Harrison
It is not without reason that Jonathan Culler, looking out over this vast enterprise, suggests that CL is "a discipline of such overwhelming scope that it no longer sounds like an academic field at all: the study of discourses and cultural productions of all sorts throughout the entire world" (239).
Como muestra de ese proceso de revaloracion de lo que es (y no es) la literatura podemos citar a dos criticos que frente a este conceptoinstitucion (y al subyacente concepto de literariedad), postulan actitudes bastante coincidentes: el norteamericano Jonathan Culler y el frances Antoine Compagnon.