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Title:The Revelation of Virginia Woolf`s Existentialist Aesthetics in the novels To the Lighthouse and The Waves
Authors:Sitar, Maša (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Master's thesis/paper (mb22)
Typology:2.09 - Master's Thesis
Organization:FF - Faculty of Arts
Abstract:My thesis is that Virginia Woolf subverts the conventional notion of time and in refusing to accept the chronological sequence of time, adopts Henri Bergson's time philosophy. The common ground between these two authors is analysed through their interest in human consciousness, their epistemological interest in the interaction between memory and perception, their adoption of a specific world-view and the importance of imagery in strengthening thematic content. Woolf’s treatment of philosophical concepts of time, memory and intuition indicates that she is predominately influenced by Bergson. Though not conclusive, the analysis may contribute to our understanding of Woolf’s fiction and illuminate certain aspects of Woolf's work. Using Woolf's novels To the Lighthouse and The Waves as primary texts to elucidate the human experience of time, provides sufficient evidence to prove that Woolf’s system of ideas relies on Bergsonian time philosophy; in particular, the research aims to prove that Woolf fully adhered to his conceptualization of dualist temporality and built her fiction upon Bergsonian dualisms. In this context, we unravel the importance of unity, continuity, epiphany and intuition. These concepts are used to explore the unified experience of time and hold the key to temporal illumination, for in illuminating transience, Woolf also illuminates the manner of transcending it. Thus, she creates a viewpoint that discloses continuity and unfolds in unity. By combining apparently irreconcilable dualisms, she reveals the Bergsonian idea of the multiplicity of conscious states and surpasses the absurdity of life; in other words, this philosophy provides Woolf with a key to answering the existential question of the meaning of life.
Keywords:Virginia Woolf, Henri Bergson, existentialism, modernism, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, dualisms, time, duration, multiplicity, consciousness, unity, continuity, epiphany, and intuition.
Year of publishing:2018
Publisher:[M. Sitar]
Source:Maribor
UDC:821.111(043.2):1
COBISS_ID:24269064 Link is opened in a new window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UM:DK:43WGZA3F
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This work is available under this license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International
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Language:Slovenian
Title:Razkritje eksistencialne estetike Virginie Woolf v romanih K Svetilniku in Valovi
Abstract:V magistrski nalogi zagovarjam tezo, da Virginia Woolf zavrača konvencionalno pojmovanje časa in v zavračanju le-te zagovarja filozofijo časa Henrija Bergsona. Skupni temelji so vzpostavljeni skozi analizo simbolizma v leposlovju Virginie Woolf, skozi razkritje epistemološkega zanimanja za pojme človeške zavesti, spomina in zaznavanja obeh avtorjev ter skozi prikaz podobnosti njunega specifičnega pogleda na svet. Filozofski koncepti časa, spomina in zaznavanja v delih Woolfove razkrivajo močan vpliv filozofije Bergsona. Čeprav naša analiza ne bo dokončna, lahko vseeno pripomore k razumevanju del Virginie Woolf in osvetli določene aspekte njene filozofije. Pri proučevanju skupnih prvin, se raziskava osredotoča na dva romana Virginie Woolf, in sicer K svetilniku in Valovi. Slednja sta uporabljena kot primarna teksta znotraj katerih bo analiza človeškega doživljanja časa razkrila vpliv Bergsona na ideološki sistem Virginie Woolf. Cilj raziskave je specifično usmerjen k razkritju dualistične filozofije časa v delih Virginie Woolf in njeni utemeljitvi na podlagi dualizmov Henrija Bergsona. Znotraj tega konceptualnega okvirja bomo razkrili pojme enosti, kontinuitete, razsvetljenja in intuicije, ki odpirajo vrata k razumevanju časovne iluminacije - skozi prikazovanje minljivosti časa in njegovih mej, Virginia Woolf namreč razkrije tudi kako je mogoče te meje preseči. Tako Woolfova skozi pojem enosti razkrije kontinuiteto in z združevanjem na prvi pogled navidezno nezdružljivih dualizmov razkrije Bergsonovo idejo mnoštva posameznih stanj zavesti ter razreši eksistencialni problem absurda. Njena filozofija tako ponudi rešitev za problem eksistencialnega obupa in hkrati odgovor na vprašanje o smislu življenja.
Keywords:Virginia Woolf, Henri Bergson, eksistencializem, modernizem, K svetilniku, Valovi, dualizmi, čas. Trajanje, mnoštvo, enost, zavest, kontinuiteta, razodetje, intuicija.


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