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The ethics of the novel in the life of the town: provincial communities in the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and George Eliot

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This thesis analyses the function of the provincial town in the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) and George Eliot (1819-1880). It demonstrates that the small town, far from being a neutral backdrop to their narratives, functions as a sociological space in which to appropriate or challenge the discourses of modernity with which Dostoevsky and Eliot were explicitly preoccupied.

The first chapter examines how their provincial communities negotiate biblical narrative in a world ...

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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Russian & Other Slavonic Lang
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Arts & Humanities Research Council - CEELBAS
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2018-01-03

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