Aidan Watson-Morris

Aidan Watson-Morris is PhD student in English studying modernist literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contributions

Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction by Elizabeth Alsop

When fiction narrates speech, who is talking? Even for those who typically understand modernist fiction as skeptical of straightforward representational uses of language, scholars tend to assume that fictional characters mean the words they speak: that Bartleby would prefer not to and that Molly Bloom says yes. Elizabeth Alsop’s Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction offers a subtle, significant provocation, challenging mimetic interpretations of dialogue in modernist fiction.