Tag: Leech and Short

Fictional consciousness in comics: Ascribing a mind to Iris Pink-Percy in Rachael Ball’s ‘The Inflatable Woman’: Part 5 of 8

Speech and Thought Representation Just as readers ascribe mental activity to a character by watching that character’s actions and facial expressions, readers also make assessments based on a character’s utterances both in the form of speech and thought. In their immensely popular and seminal work Style in Fiction ([1981]2007), Geoffrey Leech and Mick Short set…