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Consciousness in Modernist Fiction

A Stylistic Study


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Violeta Sotirova
    Pages 1-20
  3. Violeta Sotirova
    Pages 21-53
  4. Violeta Sotirova
    Pages 54-87
  5. Violeta Sotirova
    Pages 88-125
  6. Violeta Sotirova
    Pages 126-158
  7. Violeta Sotirova
    Pages 159-196
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-216

About this book


This stylistic study of consciousness in the Modernist novel explores shifts across different viewpoints and the techniques through which they are dialogically interconnected. The dialogic resonances in the presentation of character consciousness are analysed using linguistic evidence and evidence drawn from everyday conversational practices.


Analyse David Herbert Lawrence fiction novel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

About the authors

VIOLETA SOTIROVA is a Lecturer in Stylistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is the author of D.H. Lawrence and Narrative Viewpoint (2010). Her work on the stylistic indices of consciousness presentation in Modernist narratives includes publications in the following journals: Style, Language and Literature, English Studies, Études Lawrenciennes. She has also written chapters for Contemporary Stylistics and Point of View, Perspective and Focalisation.

Bibliographic information


“Seasoned scholars of both modernism and linguistics (as well as students of each) will find food for thought in the clear explanations of the linguistic complexities at work in modernist literary technique found in Consciousness in Modernist Fiction. … Consciousness in Modernist Fiction makes a solid contribution to critical understanding of the underexplored field of modernist representations of consciousness.” (Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 62 (1), 2016)