Virginia Woolf’s “Blue & Green” revisited: Dimensions of the research space

Olga Vorobyova


This paper gives a survey of approaches to the analysis of Virginia Woolf’s “Blue & Green” (1921), a meditative sketch, a prose poem that belongs to experimental modernist prose, integrating various mimetic and diegetic techniques highlighting the issue of colour perception from its symbolic, eidetic, and intermedial perspectives tightly linked to the specificity of human imagination. The paper brings these research perspectives together, elaborating them to further introduce, in the forthcoming paper, a new vista of Woolf’s “Blue & Green” interpretation via the phenomenon of focus dissipation as a ludic narra­tive and/or mimetic technique based on text-driven attentional shifts.

* This paper is part of the project “Linguistics of Intermediality and the Challenges of Today: Polymodality of Mind, Intersemioticity of Text, Polylogue of Cultures” (Grant of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, UkrRISTI Registration Number 0119U100934).

Słowa kluczowe: perceptional approach, symbolic and eidetic approaches, intermediality-based approach, cross-genre approach, imagination-oriented approach

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