IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(1): 60-64 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.1.251

Schema Refreshment in Nostromo

Jiang Ning and Niu Yajun
Abstract—This paper examines Conrad’s treatment of time through a study of the textual structure of Nostromo. Based on a cognitive reading process that highlights the role of schema in meaning production, it argues that Conrad’s achronology operates as a strategy to lead the reader beyond the text in order to remake the narrative schemata of time and history. It argues, through detailed sample analysis of passages from the novel, that Conrad’s refashioned schemata view of time and history is multidimensional and repetitive.

Index Terms—History, Nostromo, refresh,schema ta.

Jiang Ning and Niu Yajun are with Xidian University, Xi‘an, Shaanxi, China (e-mail: jn_cathy@163.com).

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Cite:Jiang Ning and Niu Yajun, "Schema Refreshment in Nostromo," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 60-64, 2020.

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