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Narrative Thinking about One’s Past

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 develops the notion of perspective in autobiographical narrative thinking, where the narrator, with his or her external perspective, is the same person as the ‘character’ in the narrative. ... More


Heteronymity I: Imaginary Authorship and Imaginary Autobiography: Pessoa, Joyce, Svevo

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter develops the earlier discussions of life‐writings by fictional narrators to consider sustained acts of creative impersonation: works entirely (or almost entirely) presented as written by ... More


“He Says No, Your Worship”: Joyce, Free Indirect Discourse, and Vernacular Modernism

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Fredric Jameson has noted that one of the anomalies of modernism is that it does not always emerge in the advanced modernity of the metropolis, but sometimes travels in from the periphery to the ... More


Romances

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the subjectivization of narrative in two Middle English romances. King Horn is largely narratorless; subjectivizing material includes statements of characters’ thought and ... More


Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Luke Gibbons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's Ghosts realigns haunting from the romantic Gothic genre to the spectral forms of Ireland's colonial modernity. The new psychology sought to exorcise the ghost by reducing it to a projection ... More


“A Ghost by Absence”

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The transfer of the ghost from the other world to the inner world of subjectivity was central to the decline of superstition in the modern era, but in the Ireland of James Joyce's upbringing, ... More


Twenty-First-Century Excess: Levels of Narration in Contemporary Fiction

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter evaluates the legacy of Burgess, Carter, and Amis by examining the work of a new generation of excessive English stylists, including Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, and David Mitchell. It ... More


Henry James and the Art of Distance

Gage McWeeny

in The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199797202
eISBN:
9780190461188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797202.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Where preceding chapters examined the interrelation of aesthetic and social effects within a text, in this chapter on Henry James such effects bleed into social relations conducted both through and ... More


Peter Goldie on Narrative Thinking

Peter Lamarque

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a critical discussion of Peter Goldie’s conception of narrative thinking as developed in his book The Mess Inside. While many aspects of Goldie’s moderate position are ... More


Free Indirect Style and Imagining from the Inside

Kathleen Stock

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the phenomenon of free indirect style, and what imaginative response it calls for from the reader who encounters it in a fiction. Two ‘single voice’ theories of free indirect ... More


Dorothy Richardson’s Modernist Innovation

Meghan Marie Hammond

in Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748690985
eISBN:
9781474406376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690985.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Two, “Dorothy Richardson’s Modernist Innovation,” reads Richardson’s fiction alongside the work of Robert Vischer and Theodor Lipps, the first major contributors to the theory of ... More


Misreading Emma

David Davies

in Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Emma Woodhouse misreads the intentions, and the significance of the actions, of those around her in ways that reflect both her projects and her own acknowledged or unacknowledged desires. Moreover, ... More


Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

E.M. Dadlez (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Legend has it that, when asked whether he still read novels, the philosopher Gilbert Ryle responded “Yes, all six, every year,” referring to Jane Austen’s six completed works. Her novels have invited ... More


The Foundations of Narrative

David Papineau

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter aims to show how the distinctive features of narrative are upshots of the more basic human practice of constructing histories, in the sense of forming representations that locate past ... More


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