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THE RESEARCH OF SUBJECTIVE DIVERSITY OF M. DRABBLE’S NOVEL “THE REALMS OF GOLD” AT ENGLISH LITERATURE CLASSES

A. Blagoveshchenskaya, I. Ainoutdinova

Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
The paper studies the concept of subjective diversity and its research at English literature classes at Kazan Federal University. The relevance of the investigated problem is caused by the change in traditional narrative forms in contemporary literature, where the author's subjective narrative incorporates the characters’ points of view. The purpose of the article is to consider the concept of subjective diversity on the example of Margaret Drabble’s novel “The Realms of Gold” and to show different narrative techniques which have been revealed in the course of literary analysis with the students.

In the article the concrete textual study of Drabble’s novel is carried out on the basis of the comparative-historical method of analysis of her work and the literary process of Britain as a whole. This theoretical approach is combined with literary-historical and literary-critical angles. The analysis proves that while creating this novel Drabble has expanded the number of viewpoints on the portrayed reality, breaking the isolation and the subjectivity of the individual consciousness, which characterized her early novels. In “The Realms of Gold” there is a comparison and contrast between different points of view, as well as forms of narrative. All of this allows us to consider the novel as a dialogue between traditional, modernist and postmodernist narrative forms.

The results of the research could be applied by teachers and educators to master their teaching practice. The basic methods and analysis techniques can be used for reading special courses on contemporary literature, in the study of other foreign authors’ artistic styles.