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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Elizaveta Fomenko
The Transformation of Fictional Space in A. Huxley's Novels "Brave New World", "Ape and Essence", "Island"
Philology
(Bachelor’s programme)
7
2018
In this work, the fictional space in A.Huxley’s dystopias «Brave New World», «Ape and Essence» and utopia «Island» is studied, as well as the changes in its structure, representation and meaning. The purpose of the work is to fill the gap in Huxleyan studies and to establish a valid method of focusing on space in revealing the conceptual and ideological features of novels. Accordingly, the work consists of three stages: 1) the separation of locus's in novels into functional groups, their comparison; 2) analysis of trajectories of motion, closed and open space, its multi-level system; 3) conceptualization of spatial images, analysis of their disclosure and transformation. Proceeding further, it is possible to define the main direction in which moves the final spatial transformation in the novel «Island», it is a harmonization of all concepts. It may occur in one of three possible ways: due to a change in structure of spatial images, a change in their meaning or their expansion.

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