Perspectives on Self and Community in George Eliot- Dorothea's Window

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“The editors’ brief introduction observes that George Eliot’s interest in ‘psychic framing and distortion of individual perspective’ provides a productive means of understanding how her novels mediate relations between self and community. Opening with Barbara Hardy’s ‘The Woman at the Window,’ the collection moves toward other types of mediation, such as the ‘narrative syntax of gossip’ (explored by Joanna Barszewska Marshall), the author’s use of free indirect style (examined by Siward Atkins), and ‘the rivers of passion and time’ in The Mill on the Floss (traced by Felicia Bonaparte.” – Nineteenth-Century Literature (march 1998)

Table of Contents

Essays include:
The Woman at the Window (Barbara Hardy)
"The Sense of Connection": Action and the Ends of Critical Consciousness (Mark Warren McLaughlin)
An Enigma Solved: The "Theresa" Metaphor (Susan Stiritz)
Covert Feminism in George Eliot's "Amos Barton": "That Roar Which Lies on the Other Side of Silence" (Carolyn Dickinson)
Shades of Innocence and Sympathy: The Intricate Narrative Syntax of Gossip, Metaphor, and Intimacy in Eliot's Treatment of Hetty Sorel (Joanna Barszewska Marshall)
Free Indirect Style and the Rhetoric of Sympathy in The Mill on the Floss (Siward Atkins)
Silas Marner's Door: Eluding the Barriers of System (Dennis Leavens)
Mapping the Rivers of Passion and Time: Self, Society, and History in The Mill on the Floss (Felicia Bonaparte)

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