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Diane R. Leonard
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)

The Implication of Perception Theory for an Analysis of Techniques in Modern Fiction

To study the implications of modern perception theory for an understanding of certain techniques in 20th century fiction. The study will center on a particular tradition in the modern novel, one of which is characterized by a shift in the focus of the novel away from a representation of the perceptual processes through which that 'reality' is apprehended. The study will Include analyses of five representative works: Proust's Du cote de chez Swann. Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. Simon's L'Herbe. and Robbe-Grillet's La Jalousie.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,215 (approved)
$15,215 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 8/31/1977