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Prophecy and Vitality: Reclaiming E. M. Forster and Christopher Isherwood's Theories of Literary Affect as Critical Tools for the Analysis of Fiction

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dc.contributor.author Baasch, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-09T13:54:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-09T13:54:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13048
dc.description n/a en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the value of literary affect and reader experiences thereof for critical analysis. Two authors, E. M. Forster and Christopher Isherwood, sit at the core of this thesis due to their respective ideas of ?prophecy? and ?vitality? that propose the importance of individual reader experience in interpreting fiction. Their theories propose, in different ways, that fiction has the ability to extend beyond its mimetic and contextual limits. Derek Attridge and Emmanuel Levinas have contributed to these theories more recently and from a different perspective to re-establish the examination of literature based in reader experience and its ineffable effect. These theories are examined and combined to achieve a holistic and functional theory of literary affect that can be applied critically. The novels used as examples are E. M. Forster‘s A Passage to India, Christopher Isherwood‘s Prater Violet, A Meeting by the River, and A Single Man. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Prophecy and Vitality: Reclaiming E. M. Forster and Christopher Isherwood's Theories of Literary Affect as Critical Tools for the Analysis of Fiction en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-08-30
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner n/a en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Diepeveen en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Bruce Greenfield en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Anthony Enns en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Leonard Diepeveen en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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