On the semantic role of unreliable narration

The article contains descriptions of some key questions related to unreliability in fiction. Unreliable narration is described as a complex of authorial markers that create discrepancy between the authorial and the narratorial levels and are used to construct the reader’s journey through the text. The article touches upon the issue of possible classifications of types of unreliability based either on the functions of narrator or on the semantic functions of unreliability.

Unreliable Narration in W. Golding’s Novel “Rites of Passage”

The article is dedicated to unreliable narration in W. Golding’s “Rites of Passage”. The article contains descriptions of various authorial markers of unreliability, such as the characters’ direct and indirect speech, as well as their non-verbal reactions, contradictions between the narrator’s and the implied reader’s views and ethical norms, allusions to the texts by Golding and other authors, informational gaps, the narrator’s accounts of his dreams, the narrator’s writing style, contradictions between two narrators.

Women as Teachers, Artists, Students vs. “Beautiful Female Dead Body” (Female Roles in Th. Fontane’s “Effi Briest” and R.W. Fassbinder’s Screen Version)

The paper deals with the female social roles represented in Theodor Fontane’s novel “Effi Briest” and its screen version by R. W. Fassbinder. The methods of the gender conscious narratology and those of the intermediality studies are used. It’s shown that the set of the female social roles is remarkably reduced in the film compared to the novel. The paper proposes an interpretation of this phenomenon within the framework of Fassbinder’s views and the specifics of the filmmaking as a media.

Revising the Characteristics of the Non-Classical Prose: F. V. Bulgarin and V. A. Odoevsky

In modern literary science the “classic” literature is generally distinguished from the “non-classic” Though, there is still not clear what literature should be called non-classic. In current paper we make an attempt to find some features common for non-classic prose using writings of F. V. Bulgarin and V. F. Odoevsky as examples, because their aesthetic ideaswere quite differentand both names are not well-known for modern reader.

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