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Author Miller, Brook.

Title Self-consciousness in modern british fiction / Brook Miller
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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Contents Self-consciousness, embodiment, and the narrativising self -- Embodiment, narrativity, and identification in under western eyes -- Selfhood and the sensorium in A portrait of the artist as a young man -- Removing the serpent's tail from its mouth: DH Lawrence's vision of embodied consciousness -- Narrative identity, embodied consciousness, and the waves -- Scriptive consciousness and embodied empathy in the golden notebook
Summary "Self-consciousness in Modern British Fiction" examines the emergence of self-consciousness as a central trope in experimental fictions published between 1911 and 1962. Representations of self-consciousness are a lynchpin of these novels' attempts to simulate the operations of consciousness. By exploring this relation, this study participates in a critical conversation within cognitive literary studies about novels that offer models of consciousness. The study offers new readings of works by Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, and Lessing. Readings of individual novels are informed by early twentieth century British psychology and philosophy, and by contemporary scholarship in embodied cognition and narrative identity. The models of self-consciousness rendered visible by this analysis improve our understanding of modernist technical experiment with stream-of-consciousness and free indirect discourse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English fiction -- History and criticism.
Self in literature.
Self-consciousness (Awareness) in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137076658 (electronic bk.)
9781137076656 (electronic bk.)