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dc.contributor.authorMiller, John MacNeill
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-30T12:12:10Z
dc.date.available2020-10-30T12:12:10Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-01
dc.identifier.citationMiller, J. M. (2020). Weird beyond description: Weird fiction and the suspicion of scenery. Victorian Studies, 62(2), 244-252. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/victorianstudies.62.2.12en_US
dc.identifier.issn0042-5222
dc.identifier.issn1527-2052
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.allegheny.edu/handle/10456/51224
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses Algernon Blackwood's weird tale "The Willows" (1907) to argue that the genre of weird fiction is characterized by a disproportionate investment in descriptive modes of writing. The weird tale's fascination with description contravenes narratology and conventional reading practices alike, as both privilege narration over description. Tales such as "The Willows" insist that significant subjects and agents have been overlooked in anthropocentric modes of storytelling and that description itself has been instrumental in this oversight, as scene-setting and other descriptive modes effectively cast such subjects as static backgrounds to more important human affairs. By repeatedly dramatizing the discovery of subjects and agents hidden within apparently static descriptive passages, weird tales offer a critique of anthropocentric modes of storytelling and point the way toward a more ecological understanding of interconnection.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherIndiana University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofVictorian Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/759735en_US
dc.subjectGenreen_US
dc.subjectStorytellingen_US
dc.subjectFictionen_US
dc.subjectNovelsen_US
dc.subjectOntologyen_US
dc.subjectNarratologyen_US
dc.titleWeird Beyond Description: Weird Fiction and the Suspicion of Sceneryen_US
dc.description.versionPublished articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.embargoThis version of the article is available for viewing to the public after June 1, 2021.en_US
dc.citation.volume62en_US
dc.citation.issue2en_US
dc.citation.spage244en_US
dc.citation.epage252en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2979/victorianstudies.62.2.12
dc.contributor.avlauthorMiller, John MacNeill
dc.contributor.avlauthorMiller, John MacNeill


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