Liminal and liminoid discourses in modernist women’s short fiction : performance, spectatorship, and cinema.

DREWERY, Claire (2015). Liminal and liminoid discourses in modernist women’s short fiction : performance, spectatorship, and cinema. In: ACHILLES, Jochen and BERGMANN, Ina, (eds.) Liminality and the Short Story : Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature . New York, Routledge, 50-62.

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Abstract

In this chapter, the connections between Dorothy Richardson’s and Virginia Woolf’s short fiction and their essays on film are considered in relation to early-twentieth century dialogues between cinema and short fiction. The anthropologist Victor Turner’s theories of the liminal and “liminoid” are evoked as conceptual tools for analysing these interrelationships in the light of gaps in narrative between performance and spectatorship, perception and representation, and presence and absence. These liminal spaces, existing within the texts and between the genres of short fiction and cinema, enable the reappraisal not only of dominant categories of identity, but also aesthetic and canonical distinctions.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Depositing User: Claire Drewery
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 11:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9985

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