HUMANITARIAN RESEARCHES

Journal of fundamental and applied researches

LINGUOCULTURAL TYPE “ECCENTRIC ENGLISHMAN” IN A SHORT NOVEL “HOFFMEIER’S ANTELOPE” BY GRAHAM SWIFT

2017. 1, pp. 51-54

Satiukova Elena G. - Candidate of Philological Sciences, Astrakhan State University, 410056, Russia, Astrakhan, 20a Tatishchev st, elena.satiukova@yandex.ru

The paper deals with a representation of a concept of eccentricity in a short novel by Graham Swift. The purpose of the paper is to show an individual reflection and reinterpretation of the concept ?eccentricity’ in a short novel by a modern English writer. Eccentricity is treated as one of the most important concepts of English cultural world and also as manifestation of stereotypic image of English national character. The reflection of conceptual characteristics of a linguocultural type “eccentric Englishman” is demonstrated. It is shown that Graham Swift reinterpreted a concept of eccentricity from the standpoint of religious consciousness. The method of concept analysis is used in the article. The results and observations can be useful in the further study of Englishness and one of its key concepts ?eccentricity’. Also the conclusions made in the paper can contribute to a more complete understanding of a postmodern poetics of contemporary British fiction.

Key words: , , , , , , englishness, linguocultural type, concept, stereotype, national character, eccentricity

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