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Charles Brockden Brown's narrative antidotes


Charles Brockden Brown's narrative antidotes

Boileau, Viviane (2008) Charles Brockden Brown's narrative antidotes. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Charles Brockden Brown's novels-- Wieland, Or the Transformation ; Edgar Huntly, Or Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker ; and Ormond, Or the Secret Witness --tend to be dismissed for their narrative inconsistencies. Some critics, however, strive to justify recurring structural peculiarities and to accord more literary value to Brown's writing. This thesis, falling into the latter category, will study these three novels in terms of narrative diseases and antidotes. Indeed, their different exploitation of narrative breaks, switching verb tenses, and filter shifts demonstrate the use of narration in the search for effective cures. Influenced by the infection of story elements, the narrators of Wieland , Edgar Huntly , and Ormond emulate ventriloquism, somnambulism, and metamorphism, respectively. This mirroring of story elements becomes crucial in experimenting with the concoction of narrative remedies

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Boileau, Viviane
Pagination:iv, 73 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Thesis Supervisor(s):Nixon, Nicola
Identification Number:LE 3 C66E54M 2008 B65
ID Code:975668
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:12
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 20:08
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