Autonarration, 'I', and odd address in Ben Lerner's autofictional novel 10.04

GIBBONS, Alison (2018). Autonarration, 'I', and odd address in Ben Lerner's autofictional novel 10.04. In: GIBBONS, Alison and MACRAE, Andrea, (eds.) Pronouns in literature: Positions and perspectives in language. Palgrave Macmillan, 75-96.

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Focusing on Ben Lerner’s 10:04, this chapter investigates the stylistic composition of autofiction, with particular emphasis on pronoun usage. The novel is contextualised in relation to Genette’s judgement of autofiction and Lejeune’s tabular mapping of fiction and autobiography, leading to the development of a cognitive-stylistic model of autofiction. Following this, the analysis of 10:04 considers, in turn, first-person and third-person (auto-)narration, second-person address, and the impact of intertextuality on the referential value of pronouns. Ultimately, this chapter breaks new ground for the study of autofiction in English by providing a replicable, text-driven account of the linguistic style and narrative voice of autofiction. My account is grounded in cognitive stylistics and consequently, the chapter also advances knowledge about readerly interpretation of autofiction and autonarrational devices.

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Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
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Page Range: 75-96
Depositing User: Louise Beirne
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 09:17
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:09

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