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Novel sensations: modernist fiction and the problem of qualia

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This thesis examines representations of sensation within modernist novels alongside contemporary philosophical debates over the concept of qualia. Concentrating on the work of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Percy Wyndham Lewis, and Samuel Beckett, it confronts a longstanding critical tradition that has tended to obscure or misunderstand the implications of arguments made by philosophers of mind in relation to literary descriptions of sensation.

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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