I mean text in the theory/cultural studies sense of the word. [Wikipedia] defines this as:
- In literary theory a text is the object being studied, whether it be a novel, a poem, a film, an advertisement, or anything else with a linguistic component. The broad use of the term derives from the rise of semiotics in the 1960s and was solidified by the later cultural studies of the 1980s, which brought a corresponding broadening of what it was one could talk about when talking about literature.
Perhaps this [picture of texts] can give a feel for their importance in my life -- and how I occasionally am overwhelmed by the volume.
See Also: [Radical Reading], on free-association.