Indeed, productive provocation on the subjects of race, class, gender, geography, and urban sociology is Smith's forte; another strength of hers, showcased in NW, is her capacity to ventriloquize
voices and dialects; and yet another is her ability to create complex, often confused, sometimes self-stymying, but always magnetic characters.
Likewise, a journalist's voice may ventriloquize
the voice of a nonjournalist (Montgomery, 2007)--for example, the studio-based presentation of a governmental proclamation.
In the conclusion of the book, Aravamudan invokes Walter Benjamin's essay "The Storyteller" to ventriloquize
the unwitting impoverishment that the technically "advanced" modern novel has brought with its paradigmatic use of national-realism.
It is not hard to imagine that uncertainty about the trustworthiness of a child's own testimony could trigger an impulse to tell the story of violence on the child's behalf, to ventriloquize
the child's testimony via the verbal form of street talk and via the print form of the broadside.
I try to ventriloquize
its greatness, to dub it in for my sense of my father, simplifying him as one of those few Canadians who was actually "there, in Moscow, there in the rink, when Henderson scored" It's easier, you see, than explaining to someone else what a "Russian historical geographer" is.
Sometimes, he even stretches his janiform approach to ventriloquize
Conrad's own possible thoughts on questions of artistic creation, speaking mimetically, that is, in Conrad's own name.
I don't wish to ventriloquize
Rushdie in quite the way that Heller allows herself to, but this seems to be a clear indication that he's talking about a modern phenomenon: the faith becoming an ideology, being usurped by children of the twentieth century--the Maududis and the Qutbs--and turned into a political instrument.
it is quite impossible to ventriloquize
a whisper a downward movement
Not all of the masques performed in this period treated the subject of Union in the same way and Butler argues that their divergent positions point to the fact that 'court culture did not simply ventriloquize
the royal will but mediated between political elites, conscripting and orchestrating into a political body the members of this complex institution' (124).
Dove displays, too, the capacity--and desire--to ventriloquize
richly, sympathetically any number of alternative or imagined subject positions (137).
she seems virtually to ventriloquize
her father--very like one take on the Katherine-actor's lecture near the end of Shrew.
Weyler may stress the early American cultural "denial of liberal self-determination" (74), but the authors reviewed in her book sometimes appear to cogently originate, not merely ventriloquize
, the cultural significations found in their writings.