CP – Number 5/6 (2000/2001)

CP – Number 5/6 (2000/2001)

CP – Number 5/6 (2000/2001)

Abstracts: 6 records

JULIA BRIGGS
De Montfort University, Leicester

Issue:

CP, Number 5

Section:

No. 5/6 (2000/2001)  Editorial

Abstract:

This article explores cross-dressing in relation with history, biology and autobiographical elements within a process of self-shaping with reference to Virginia Woolf s Orlando.

Keywords:

cross-dressingcrossed-dressed authordeterminism (of history and sexuality)Vita Sackville-WestVirginia WoolfOrlando.

Code [ID]:

CP200056V00S01A0001 [0004538]



LIGIA CONSTANTINESCU
University of Iasi

Issue:

CP, Number 5

Section:

No. 5/6 (2000/2001)  Editorial

Abstract:

The paper deals with Joyce's poetics of epiphany as vehicle to the tenor of the writer's historical consciousness aspiring at freedom from 'the terror of history', and actuated by the writer's ironic (parodic) imagination and communication in Dubliners, which is read at once as a unified corpus and as a collection of short stories.

Keywords:

Irish cultural identityIrish tempermodernist ironic imaginationepiphanic ironymythical patterncyclic ontologymotivation of repetitionhistorical freedomironic closure.

Code [ID]:

CP200056V00S01A0002 [0004539]



DOINA CMECIU
University of Bacau

Issue:

CP, Number 5

Section:

No. 5/6 (2000/2001)  Editorial

Abstract:

The paper investigates "this extraordinary discrepancy between time on the clock and time in the mind" in Virginia Woolf s last novel Between the Acts. 'Real', business, cultural time, 'the time of interrogation' or the 'time of becoming into being' are seen as several sides of the all-mighty Time, creating a pattern made up of the time of the text, of discourse and of the reader. Exploiting the richness offered by these temporal categories and the perceiving power of the 'eye' which is able to pierce through the multiple-layered "pond"/word, Virginia Woolf suggests that the (human) mind and its apprehending of one's 'existence-acts' are forms of "move-ment". Through anticipation and interrogation, the "mind" of the past = culture brings the future into the present and creates a condensed time. In its turn, the "condensed" time = 'event' time grows into "rings", gliding along an axis which links the "depth" of life/text/ time to its surface. Using the technique of the mise en abyme, en hauteur and en surface, Virginia Woolf tries to capture time into a "globe" = a metaphor apprehended only by those selves that want " to fly out of simplicity", making up a succession of " acts" (the text is formed of 33 such acts) which finally create the dramatic struggle of the I to find its place on the stage of this world.

Keywords:

centrefocalizationtime (of the textof discourseof the reader)mise en abyme/hauteur/surfaceBetween the Actsilluminationprocess of metaphorizationthe act of naming.

Code [ID]:

CP200056V00S01A0003 [0004540]



ANCA MIHAELA DOBRINESCU
University of Ploiesti

Issue:

CP, Number 5

Section:

No. 5/6 (2000/2001)  Editorial

Abstract:

Free indirect discourse is a relatively new technique, coming into prominence in the nineteenth century with Jane Austen's novels, which Virginia Woolf praised mainly for the narrator's impersonality. By extensively using free indirect discourse, Woolf managed to blend the narrator's and the characters' voices in such a ratio so as to create in her novels this quality of impersonality. In Woolf s case, free indirect discourse characterizes a type of dialogic narrative in which several voices and consciousnesses interact. That is why the narrative may produce, at first sight, an impression of incoherence. Coherence is achieved by an elaborate use of language. Free indirect discourse interpreted cross-sententially, associated with Woolf s attentive use of paragraph boundaries distinctly shapes the several points of view which alternate in her narrative. The narrator is still present in the narrative, but his intervention is to unobtrusive one. From the reader's point of view, free indirect discourse creates both empathy and ambiguity. The reader feels that he has direct access to what happens in a character's mind, but at the same time s/he cannot always clearly distinguish between the two voices in the discourse, the narrator's and the character's.

Keywords:

free indirect discoursefree indirect speech/thoughtdialogic/ monologic narrativecoherencecohesion.

Code [ID]:

CP200056V00S01A0004 [0004541]

LAURENT MILESI
Cardiff University

Issue:

CP, Number 5

Section:

No. 5/6 (2000/2001)  Editorial

Abstract:

The article presents some of the possibilities offered by Joyce's Finnegans Wake to bring an East-European language (Roumanian) " to life" by providing an insight into the relationship between a text in the process of self-translation and a later attempt to rewrite it.

Keywords:

Finnegans WakeWakeanized Roumanianadaptation (topographicalculturallinguisticcontextual).

Code [ID]:

CP200056V00S01A0005 [0004542]

SONIA ZYNGIER
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Colegio Pedro II

Issue:

CP, Number 5

Section:

No. 5/6 (2000/2001)  Editorial

Abstract:

The different epithets which have been attributed to stylistics for over thirty years (linguistic, pedagogic, literary etc.) reveal the theoreticians' dissatisfaction with former definitions and their efforts to narrow down the meaning of the word. This attitude has resulted in dissidence and has led to a questioning of the validity of the term (cf. Lecercle, 1993 and the 1994 PAL A Conference). In this work, I will discuss some of these epithets, reappraise the nature, the function and the place of stylistics, and set it in relation to linguistics, literary and cultural studies. My aim is to offer a wider perspective of stylistics, one which may accommodate many of the various approaches developed so far.

Keywords:

culturecultural contextculturally dependent choicescultural/linguistic/conceptual barriersstylistics versus linguistics/ literary and cultural studiesvalidityradical stylistics/reading.

Code [ID]:

CP200056V00S01A0006 [0004543]

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