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Stylistic Studies of Literature

In Honour of Professor Hiroyuki Ito

Masahiro Hori, Tomoji Tabata and Sadahiro Kumamoto

This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Professor Hiroyuki Ito in whose honour it was conceived. It is a collection of papers on the stylistics of English and American literature written by scholars in Japan. A wide range of approaches, from traditional philological analysis to innovative new directions such as corpus stylistics and narratology are found in this book, addressing literary works as varied as the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Defoe, Austen, Dickens, and Mark Twain with Irish folktales and English-language Haiku. This volume also offers an overview of the state of the art in stylistic studies of English literature in Japan.
The papers have been divided into four parts according to manner of approach: Philological Approaches, Corpus Stylistics, Narratology and Literary Stylistics.
Contents: Masahiro Hori: Foreword – Sadahiro Kumamoto: Introduction – Kazuho Murata: Phrasal Verbs in Defoe’s Non-fictional Writings and their Stylistic Significance – Yuko Ikeda: From «Liveliness» to «Tranquillity»: A Lexical Approach to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park – Hirotoshi Takeshita: Some Syntactic and Stylistic Observations on Absolutes in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Sadahiro Kumamoto: The Poetic Technique of Enjambment in Chaucer’s Poems: The Case of Five Sentence Elements (S, Aux, V, O, C) – Masahiro Hori: Collocational Styles of First-person Narratives in Dickens: David Copperfield, Bleak House and Great Expectations – Tomoji Tabata: «Wickedly, Falsely, Traitorously, and otherwise Evil-adverbiously, Revealing» the Author’s Style: Correspondence Analysis of -ly Adverbs in Dickens and Smollett – Keisuke Koguchi: Stylistic Use of Repetition in A Tale of Two Cities – Noritaka Tomimura: The Use of Song in Shakespeare’s Plays – Tomoko Takaki: Plot Patterns of Irish Folktales Involving Fairies – Osamu Ueda: Stylistics Class in Japan: With Some Model Analyses of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Richard Gilbert: Plausible Deniability: Nature as Hypothesis in English-language Haiku.