AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 4, Number2. May 2020 Pp.56 -68
Department of English, Faculty of Arts
Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
This study examines conceptual, symbolic narration in Virginia Woolf’s; To The Lighthouse and The Waves. The study applies the reader-response critical approach to explain the significance of Woolf’s metaphoric narration in achieving specific interactions and meanings within her readers’ minds. Firstly, it sorts out symbolic language in the two novels to figure out how readers receive them. The analysis shows the heavy use of conceptualized symbolic language to achieve particular meanings and create thematic responses. Secondly, the study clarifies the effect of the conceptual, symbolic narration in revealing the technical aspects in the novels both at the literal meaning and at the symbolic meaning. Thus, the study aims at explaining how the conceptual, symbolic narration plays a functional role in achieving reader-responses to enhance thematic purposes and ideas intended by the writer.
Aboudaif, S. A. (2020).Conceptual Symbolic Narration in Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse and the Waves from a Reader-response perspective. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 4 (2) .56 -68.
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Dr. Said Ahmed Aboudaif is a faculty member at the English Department, Assiut University, Egypt. English Literary criticism researcher and writer. I have published some books and articles related to that topic in international Journals and the Amazon site. I am interested in
Literature and translation. I have done my studies at home and abroad, where I have done academic studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA and the University of Iowa, USA. Orcid id: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4389-9306