Ambiguous Discourse: Feminist Narratology & British Women Writers

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Absence: in Woolf's works, 96-97, 100, 106-7; of mothers 128-31, 229-31; of dialogic, 144-45, 153, 162-63; of information about narrator's gender, 250, 252, 254, 257-58. See also Other; Silence
Ackerman, Robert, 157 (n. 6)
Agentless expressions, 15, 215, 220-22, 224; 226-28, 231
A la recherche du temps perdu ( Proust), 250, 259
AliceDoesn't ( de Lauretis), 240
Ambiguity (indeterminacy): as feminist narratology focus, 2, 10, 238-61; about gender, 15, 71, 72, 76-79, 83-86, 88 (n. 20), 238-60; Austen's, about marriage, 58-59; of free indirect discourse, 67-69, 71, 72; about gender roles, 70-71; in Hotel du Lac, 228. See also Parenthetical
Ana Historic ( Marlatt), 265
Androgyny, 246, 247
Anger, 153-56
Anonymity (of narrator), 88 (n. 21)
Arac, Jonathan, 189
Ardis,Ann, 7
Aristotle, 17 (n. 3)
Armstrong, Nancy, 52
Art. See Writing
Ashpodel (H.D.), 119
Auerbach, Erich, 104-5
Austen, Jane: as feminist writer, 1, 7, 10, 21-66, 70-75; gendered implications of focalization by, 11-12, 22-38, 66, 72-78; class versus gender solidarity in, 12-13, 33-34, 40-64; marriage plots in works by, 34, 45-46, 49 73-75, 87 (n. 13), 123-24; narrators in works by, 58, 69, 77, 82, 83, 86. See also titles of individual works
Author: feminist narratology's study of, 2; parallels between textual subject and its, 13, 126-27; implied, 66, 69, 78, 254; struggles between narrator, character, and, 66, 67, 69, 70-81. See also Narrator, Self-censorship
"The Authorial Mind and the Question of Gender" ( Schabert), 11
Authority: women writers' reactions to, 10, 66; Austen's, 58, 82; narrative, 58, 66, 68, 70, 74-7782; Forster's, 77-79, 82; Woolf's alternatives to, 81-86, 139-59, 163-86. See also Author, Narrator
Autobiography, 5, 119, 265
Autodiegetic realm, 250, 253-54, 256, 257
The Awakening ( Chopin), 9
Bakhtin, Mikhail: theories of narrative discourse by, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 55, 67, 75, 111, 118, 189, 241; gender erasure in analysis by, 11, 12, 40-64; chronotope concept of, 13, 110, 112-13; on double-voiced discourse., 14, 68-69 84, 138, 145-47, 158 (n. 10); and Woolf, 14, 138, 156 (nn. 1, 2); on free indirect discourse, 68-70
"Bakhtin and Feminism: The Chronotopic Female Imagination" ( Cave), 9
Bal, Micke, 2, 5-6, 8, 67, 72, 241, 248
Bally, Charles, 67
Balzac, Honoré de, 250-51, 258, 259
Banfield, Ann, 67, 69
Barthes, Roland, 2, 11, 118, 168, 170,

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