Inconceivable history: story-telling as hyperphasia and disavowal

Mulhern, Francis (2006) Inconceivable history: story-telling as hyperphasia and disavowal. In: The Novel. Moretti, Franco, ed. Princeton University Press, pp. 777-807. ISBN 0691049483

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Abstract

An investigation of the functions of secondary narration in the novel, centring on a selection of Conrad's works and elaborating the idea of fascination as a mode of narrative attention – like that of fetishism, as Freud accounts for it – that allows Conrad at once to explore contemporary history and to keep it at arm's length. A coda pursues the analysis of fascination in The Great Gatsby, now introducing another aspect of fetishism, that of commodities, according to Marx.

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Research Areas:School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
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