Abstract

Abstract:

This essay brings together cognitive literary theory and Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of dialogic imagination to illuminate the construction of social class in the eighteenth-century novel. It offers a close reading of selected passages from Frances Burney's Evelina (1778), made possible by combining Bakhtinian and cognitive poetics. It also discusses the theoretical ramifications of this approach and demonstrates its use in an undergraduate classroom.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1911-0243
Print ISSN
0840-6286
Pages
pp. 109-126
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-30
Open Access
N
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