CULTURAL CODE OF LATE VICTORIAN WRITINGS

  • Shamsutdinova, N.
Abstract:
The paper deals with interpretation of Anthony Trollope’s writings of the Late Victorian period from the viewpoint of intertextual theory. Studied by a number of critics in different countries Trollope’s novels written in the last three decades of the XIX century were analyzed in the aspect of tradition and novelty, individual originality on the one hand, and influences and borrowings on another. The theory of intertextuality suggests text interpretation without opposing tradition and novelty as it implies the text being composed of anonymous, evasive and at the same time recognizable quotations. Intertextuality covers a wider space than casual genetic connections between compositions. This space does not belong to individual author’s memory, but to collective memory of literature or culture. Intertext in the theory of intertextuality is not a collection of quotes, references or reminiscences, but a point of intersection of all possible citations. Cultural space is the area of interaction of texts when any of them can be interpreted as the product of absorbing and transformation of different texts. Analyzing Anthony Trollope’s Late Victorian fiction in detail, we came to conclusion that his novels are marked by common places, stereotypes, cliches, that represent the culture of the Late Victorian period. The abundance of such cliches forms the text, or a book, which does not only contain the encyclopedic knowledge of the Late Victorian time, but the multiplicity of values, senses and ideas determined by the set of stereotypes, which the culture puts between individuals and life, forcing the author to interpret all kinds of phenomena and preventing from direct perception of them.
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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
theory of intertextuality; cultural code; Anthony Trollope; Late Victorian novel; English imagination
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
25-32
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.004
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