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Woolf’s Tone: Listening to Mrs. Dalloway

Molly Hite

in Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the idea of tonal cues and considers how they work to guide readers’ affective responses—or are muted, contradictory or simply absent--in what is perhaps Woolf’s best-known ... More


Tone and Modernism: Jacob’s Room, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves

Molly Hite

in Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers tone in three of Woolf’s very different narrative experiments. The discussions of each novel suggest how tonal cues both enable and destabilize ethical judgments that readers ... More


Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Molly Hite

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study argues that the greatest formal innovation in Virginia Woolf’s fiction is the muting, complicating or effacing of tonal cues: textual pointers guiding how readers feel and make ethical ... More


Prosody

Karl Pajusalu

in The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780198767664
eISBN:
9780191821516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767664.003.0043
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

Finno-Ugric languages have been called quantity languages, because most of them have a phonological opposition of short and long durations. Finno-Ugric languages are usually characterized by a fixed ... More


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