Xinxin Zhao

List of John Benjamins publications for which Xinxin Zhao plays a role.


Zhao, Xinxin 2020 Heart without ‘the’: An iconic reading of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of DarknessOperationalizing Iconicity, Perniss, Pamela, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 183–198 | Chapter
As one of the most intensely studied literary works, Heart of Darkness has been inviting diversified and conflicting readings for more than one hundred years. Politically or culturally oriented readings are overwhelmingly abundant and often contradict each other. In an effort to incorporate textual… read more
Zhao, Xinxin 2011 A burning world of war: How iconicity works in constructing the fictional world view in A Farewell to ArmsSemblance and Signification, Michelucci, Pascal, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 211–230 | Article
How do literary works access the iconic potential inherent in language to construct their fictional world view? A case study of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms is presented to show that instead of its commonly accepted dual themes of love and war, the novel’s overriding theme is war – the universal… read more