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Epiphany in the modernist short story: Italian and English perspectives

Abstract:

This thesis reconsiders the phenomenon of literary epiphany in the early twentieth-century short story by comparing its occurrence in the work of four Italian and Anglophone authors: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), James Joyce (1882-1941), Federigo Tozzi (1883-1920), and Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923). The decentred perspective allowed by this transnational comparison illuminates epiphanies as complex phenomena connected to multiple aspects of modernist culture. ‘Epiphany’ is considered here a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Subgroup:
Italian
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8475-6208

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Subgroup:
Italian
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-2445-7331
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Subgroup:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-7295-0687
Institution:
University College London
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Subgroup:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Role:
Examiner
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Programme:
Maria Ferreras Willetts Graduate Scholarship
Funding agency for:
Taddei, V
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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