Abstracts

Last name First name Title Abstract
Alber Jan Transmedial Meets Postcolonial Narratology: An Analysis of "Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style" by the Aboriginal Chooky Dancers

This paper analyses the performance "Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style" by the Chooky Dancers, an Aboriginal (Yolngu) dance group from Elcho Island in Australia's north, at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy.

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Anderson Miranda “Finiteness, Mutability and Extendibility in Renaissance Narratives”

In the Renaissance, notions of the mind and self as variously finite, mutable or extended are evident across a variety of narrative forms, including “factual,” quasi-factual and fictional narratives.

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Andersson Greger Where is narratology?

The current discussion concerning subjects as the narrative turn, travelling concepts or narratology across borders appears, at least at times, to be based on the assumption that narratology has a natural habitat and some kind of homeland or country of birth in narrative fiction.

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Asiayee Hamid Process Narrative

The aim of this study is primarily to maintain an understanding of Narrative as a major cognitive process as opposed to a fictional or factual input to the human cognitive system.

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Baiduzh Marina Family narratives in the three generations: from Domovoi to Poltergeist

The paper is dedicated a many of ghost stories, legends and other demonological narratives connected with Domovoi (Russian household spirit) have changed in Russian contemporary communities under media influence and globalization process.

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Baroni Raphaël Back to the future: frontiers between reported information and flashback in verbal representations

This communication uses the resource of comparative transmedial narratology to renew the definition of flashback/analepsis in verbal narratives.

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Baryshnikova Daria Representing Minds in Cut-up Narratives

There is a great number of literary works, for example, those written in the cut-ups technique, that do not meet the criteria employed by traditional narratology dealing with texts where author/narrator represents events occurring in particularly space and time.

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Basten Floor The instructed narrative interview

Narrative research has been theorized and applied in social sciences since decades. Yet, the extensive research on narrative in the humanities has been largely overlooked and possibly relevant findings of the narratological study of fiction have remained unused.

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Bekhta Natalya Non-narrative Fiction as the Limit of Narratology

In this paper I would like to critically assess the merits and drawbacks of what James Phelan once called an “imperialist expansion” of narrative, thereby also continuing the discussions raised at ENN 2013.

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Beltrami Marzia Trapped in embodiment. A cognitive analysis of Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli

This paper develops a cognitive narratological analysis of Elsa Morante’s novel Aracoeli (1982), exploring how ideas from the cognitive sciences can help illuminate the novel’s treatment of embodied minds, its enactment of cognitive style as manifested in characters’ tendency to process informati

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Bernaerts Lars The Figure of the Psychiatrist as a Cultural Template in Modern Fiction

In the second paper, Lars Bernaerts applies a similar framework, not to what may be considered as a cultural form of madness (paranoia) but to the figure of authority who determines what is madness and what is not.

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Berning Nora James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces (2004) as a Test Case for the Lateral Compatibility of Narrative Theory across Conceptual and Generic Borders

If the past is another country, James Frey’s semi-autobiographical memoir A Million Little Pieces serves as a particularly compelling case of ‘modelling narrative across borders,’ for the drug-addicted first-person narrator oscillates between the past and the present, illusion and reality, trying

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Besson Anne No limits? Multiverses, alternate universes and the mediatic franchises

It is no coincidence if the biggest franchises today (Star Trek, Star Wars or Marvel) all dwell around fantastic genres: their specific narratives, namely their ancient uses of “other worlds” provide a perfect ground for mediatic expansions—fictional spaces and times for locating stories and game

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Bitenc Rebecca Dementia Narratives: Crossing the Borders between Narratology and the Medical Humanities

Dementia has become ubiquitous in our times. Not only are more and more people affected by the disease, but it is represented across a wide range of media and genres.

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Björninen Samuli Bordering on Representation – non-events, non-description, and non-characterization in literary narratives and everyday situations

Very successful and very different accounts of how narrative works have been built on the premise that a narrative is a representation, in the form of an ordered temporal sequence, of a story consisting of events and characters in a linear temporal sequence.

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Brütsch Matthias The Sequential Dynamics of Film Narration

Ken Ireland ’s statement from 2001 that sequencing and sequential dynamics is a neglected topic in narratological studies still holds true today.

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Bugaeva Lyubov Film, Narrative, and Embodied Emotions

The mind is fundamentally embodied. A story can be told and experience can be shared not only verbally but also through gesticulation, facial and body dynamics, movement, and dance.

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Caïra Olivier All This Useless Beauty: An alternative to possible-worlds theory in fiction

Is it possible to deal with fictional worlds without using the attractive but useless notion of “possible worlds”?

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Caracciolo Marco “Perspectives on Narrative, Mood, and Embodiment”

What does it mean for a narrative to have a certain “tone,” “mood,” or “atmosphere”? These notions appear as easy to grasp intuitively as resistant to theorization.

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Couder Olivier What’s the Catch? Humour and Literary Narrative

Why is it exactly that a novel such as Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 (1961) is widely considered to be a thoroughly funny book? Why is it funny?? And what role exactly does humour play in the narrative composition?

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Csönge Tamás Is This The Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy? Narrative juxtapositions in Pans Labyrinth

Cinematic narratives present quite a challenge when the theorist tries to conceptualize their diverse representational strategies with classical narratological concepts such as Booth’s unreliable narrator, Genette’s focalization or describe them as the interplay of different communicational and r

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Dannenberg Hilary Invasion Narratives in Film and Television from the Cold War to Posthumanism

The genre of the invasion narrative is a key plot of the modern age which emerges in the latter half of the nineteenth century and continues through to the present day (Chesney’s The Battle of Dorking [1871], which depicts the invasion of Britain by a European power, is seen as a founding text).

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Davis Colin Ricoeur, hermeneutics, and making sense of war

A few years ago, the wartime record of the great hermeneutic thinker Paul Ricoeur was questioned.

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Dayioglu-Yucel Yasemin Der Familienroman als kulturell bedingte Gattung – am Beispiel von Uşaklıgils „Verbotene Lieben“ und Thomas Manns „Buddenbrooks“

Der Ursprung des Romans und somit auch des Familienromans wird gemeinhin in Europa verortet. Von hier aus, so der bisherige Konsens, etablierte er sich im Zuge der Annäherung an den Westen auch in der heutigen Türkei.

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de Lucas Olmos Cristina Narration in Dance

In dance, the narration of the story is rarely achieved by the presence of a narrator on stage or the use of a voice-over narrator. Most frequently, it is conveyed through a mixture of acoustic, visual, kinetic and gestural cues included in the dance work.

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De Taeye Lieselot Documentary montage as factual/fictional narrative

Montage is a technique in which delineated textual entities, often of heterogeneous origin, are placed side by side, creating a general ‘story’, while at the same time maintaining their own specificity (cf. Gfrereis 1999, 105).

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Fedotova Oksana Towards modeling narrative discourse: metadiscourse of the writer

Narrative discourse remains one of the fast developing research domains, and the ideas of cognitive linguistics, especially the method of modeling, can prove fruitful here.

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Festjens Thijs Narrative Aspects in Rimini Protokoll’s ‘Mobile Phone Theatre’ Call Cutta

The interactive ‘Mobile Phone Theatre’ play Call Cutta (Berlin, 2005) was created by the Swiss German theatre collective Rimini Protokoll.

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Fine Ruth Text and paratext as a paradoxical mise en abyme: the example of Don Quixote´s prologue (1605)

The prologue of Don Quixotes first book has drawn a substantial critical attention due to its extreme subversive nature, defying all the expectations of the conventional paratextual genre of the period.

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Flamínio Peres Marcos Melodrama in Balzac´s Le père Goriot (1835) and José de Alencar´s As minas de prata (Silver mines, 1865-6)

This paper aims to study Balzac´s Le père Goriot (1835) and José de Alencar´s As minas de prata (Silver mines, 1865-6) - masterpiece written by the most important Brazilian romantic writer – and intends to compare their main characters, Vautrin and Priest Molina, respectively, making use of melod

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Fludernik Monika Collective Thought and Group Consciousness in Early Modern Narrative

Taking its inspiration from cognitive narratology and particularly the work of Alan Palmer on the Victorian novel, this paper examines to what extent collective minds can be traced in early modern narratives and how their analysis can impact the diachronization of narratology.

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Földes Györgyi Narratologie classique, narratologie corporelle

Depuis quelques décennies, nous sommes témoins de l’éclosion des narratologies postclassiques : celle de la narratologie transmédiale ou interdisciplinaire et celle des narratologies contextuelles dont la narratologie corporelle.

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Fonioková Zuzana Narrative unreliability: Can the concept cross the border of fiction?

The paper examines the concept of narrative unreliability across the border of fictional and factual narration, more specifically the possibilities and restrictions of applying this concept to autobiographical texts.

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Fort Bohumil Realist Literary Narratives in the Labyrinth of Functions

Until now, realist literary fiction has been examined from several scholarly points of view using various means developed during the history of literary historical and theoretical inquiry.

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Frischmuth Agatha Narrative without action. The denial of a story in Bora Ćosić s Nulta Zemlja

The concept of 'action' is a common one in the realm of the literary narrative.

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Fülöp Erika Paradox Structures and the Structure of Paradoxes: Aporetic mise en abyme in fiction, film – and Escher?

In Le Récit spéculaire, Lucien Dällenbach distinguishes three main types of mise en abyme:“réduplication simple”, “réduplication à l’infini”, and “réduplication aporistique”.

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Gabriel Tsang F.Y. An Interrogation of the Allegorical Function of Mise en Abyme

Mise en abyme, in Gregory Minissale’s definition, is “a process of representation within representation”. It is a narrative technique characterised by eternal extension of repetitive images.

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Gavriliu Jana Graffiti in the photographic expanded field: narrating the faces, the masks, the love, the death and the magic in Brassai’s Parisian walls

In On Some Paradoxes in the Relationship between Photography and Contemporary City (2002) Stefano Boeri notes that every time an attempt is made to construct a representation of the urban spaces, by force of circumstances it becomes necessary to resort to a montage of divergents angles.

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Geedallah Ayman E. M. The Equilibrium between Author and Time with Special Reference to Dickens’s Great Expectations

This paper is an inquiry into the connection between author time and story time. It is an attempt to determine how author time, i.e. ‘Charles Dickens’, and ‘story time’, i.e. Great Expectations, relate to one another.

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Gius Evelyn Erzählen über Konflikte. Zum praktischen und theoretischen Gewinn anwendungsorientierter Narratologie

Der anvisierte Beitrag ist anwendungsorientiert und skizziert gleichzeitig Ansatzpunkte für eine theoretische Weiterentwicklung der Narratologie.

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Gobyn Saartje The self-referential quality of metalepses

This paper will explore the manifestations and possible effects of a subgroup of discourse metalepses – to speak with Cohn (2005).

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Gordienko Elena Theatre narratology: types of speakers Linguo-semiotic principles of theatre adaptation of narrative prose: on the material of Russian and French stage adaptations

The theatre history of the past century was marked by the use of narrative techniques in the theatre. Direct audience-address, commenting on the stage actions, recounting events in the past tense and third person have become a new norm of theatre discourse.

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GRAMIGNA Valeria Écritures “sonores” dans la littérature française de l’extrême contemporain

Cette communication se propose d’analyser les nouvelles interactions entre littérature et musique, dans la perspective non plus seulement du “roman”, mais du “roman-œuvre d’art”, c’est-à-dire que le roman se fait l’espace d’un support pour l’expérience d’un lecteur-spectateur, ainsi que de l’écri

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Grethlein Jonas Narrative, Mind-reading and the Ancient Novel

This paper use the ancient novel to challenge the current fashion of seeing in the Theory of Mind the key component of readerly engagement with narrative in general. Palmer, Zunshine and other advocates of this view tend to base their claims about narrative on a very small corpus of texts.

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Grishakova Marina Multi-teller and multi-voiced narration across media

In this paper, I shall discuss multi-teller and multi-voiced narration across media (in literature, film, and new media) as a form of “social modelling” related to the “crisis of the subject” and originating in the new communicative frameworks which foster specific types of audience response.

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Gunder Hansen Nils The question of size and characteristics of a fictional world. Remarks on Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never let me go”

It would be tempting to label the 2005 novel about clones and cloning “Never let me go” by Kazuo Ishiguro as a science fiction novel. It is, however, almost devoid of the futuristic “reality effects” that characterize a lot of science fiction.

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Gunia Inke Perturbing effects and (aesthetic) illusion in performative story telling

Narrative techniques with a perturbing effect are not dependent on special media, but the range of the affective states they are intended to trigger or may trigger in the implied and accordingly the real reader/audience probably differs in the various media in which they are used.

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Guo Qiang Qiao Construction of Chinese Narratology: A Move toward a Universal Narratology

Narratological studies in China have moved into a new phase, namely from seminal introduction to Western narrative theories to proposition of issues in Chinese narrative and construction of related theories.

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Guttzeit Gero The Rivals of Conan Doyle and Dr Watson: Genre Positions of Authors and Narrators in the Transatlantic Emergence of Detective Fiction

This paper analyzes a corpus of transatlantic detective stories and novels from the 1880s and 1890s in order to theorize and illustrate the vexed relationship between historical authors and narrators as it is determined by genre (Walsh 2007, 69–85; Alber and Fludernik 2014).

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Haberkorn Tobias Incohérence narrative et cohérence affective dans 2666 de Roberto Bolaño

2666 de Roberto Bolaño me semble une œuvre assez puissante pour déclencher une réfexion narratologique pertinente pour l’ensemble des formes narratives contemporaines.

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Harker James Narrative Theory’s Origin Stories

In Aspects of the Novel, E.M.

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Hartner Marcus Rethinking Fictions of Migration

Novels of migration belong to one of the most widely read genres of contemporary literature. In Britain, for instance, experiences of migration have played a major role in Black and Asian British fiction for a long time.

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Hauthal Janine Voice, Perspective, Focalization: Modelling Transmedial Narratology from Page to Stage

Contributing to the emergence of transgeneric and transmedial approaches to narratology in recent decades, various scholars have tackled the nexus between narrative and drama (cf., most recently, Hühn/Sommer, Martens/Elshout 2014 and the contributions in Tönnies/Flotmann 2011) as well as that bet

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Herman Luc Paranoid Shrinks: The Circulation of Cultural Materials in Pynchon and Antunes

The presentation by Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck consists of three parts. First, a short introduction establishes the general framework (a mix of cultural narratology with socio-narratology) and defines the idea of negotiation.

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Hermans Tobias Profiling critical voices in narrative music criticism

This paper seeks to explore the relation between narrative voice and criticism. Whereas ‘voice’ originally appeared in narrative theory as a constituent of fictional genres and media (cf.

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Hewetson Noelle “I spun my globe”: the effect of transworld metalepsis on characterisation in David Mitchell’s fictional universe

Using Mitchell’s own concept of the “Uberbook” and drawing on metaleptic theory in other media this paper argues that transworld metalepsis is a complex phenomenon which plays an essential role in characterisation in Mitchell’s oeuvre.

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Hillard Derek Narrated Emotion and Narrative Anxiety

Why does emotion in many narratives—be it in terms of character, atmosphere, plot, or form—appear as confusion and messiness?

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Hühn Peter Coping with Death in Poetry: Eventful Narration as a Therapeutic Strategy

Das Thema des Vortrags steht im Kontext der Anwendung narratologischer Kategorien auf die Analyse von Lyrik, einem meiner Spezialgebiete (über das ich seit vielen Jahren forsche und publiziere).

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Hyvärinen Matti The limits of folk psychology

The generalized idea of folk psychology (FP) is often attached to the phenomenon of mind- attribution (Palmer 2010, Herman 2013). The specific meaning and the credible limits of FP as a resource of an individual have remained somewhat under-theorized.

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Ikeo Reiko Unshared presuppositions in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood

Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood (2007 [1949]) illustrates the failures in communication to establish common ground between the leading characters and others.

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Irving Daniel “Readerly Enaction and Engagement with Experimental Narratives”

In this paper, I utilize insights from enactive and embodied dynamicist frameworks of cognition as well as online-published reader reviews of experimental novels to argue that narratives with higher levels of embodiment—what I will deem high-embodied narratives—tend to result in higher levels of

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Iversen Stefan What Ami Musa really wants: Fictionality in NGO campaigning

Rhetorical criticism have for different reasons omitted or avoided the task of adequately conceptualizing the forms and functions of the imagined in the discourses it studies, such as political rhetoric and public deliberation.

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Jablonczay Tímea The body as a narrative metalepsis

The investigation of the body in recent years has been active as never before.

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Jacke Janina heureCLÉA or How the problems of sparsity and noise can be a blessing for narratology

We envisage a contribution about the narratological perspective on methodological effects of the cooperation between humanists and computer scientists in the project heureCLÉA (cf. www.heureclea.de).

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Jeziorska-Haladyj Joanna Beyond Fiction. Polish Narratology and the Challenge of the Factual

"The aim of the paper is to present the attempts of Polish narratology to come up with effective analytical tools for coping with explicitly non-fiction texts.

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Jordan James Making sense of diasporic narratives: the case for an interdisciplinary approach

A clear trend in research into diasporic literature – that is to say, literature written by migrant and postmigrant generations – is a desire to de-emphasise the ethnic background of the writer and its significance for an understanding of his/her work.

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Kajtar Laszlo Arguments against Narrative Representationalism

I focus on arguments against what one might term “narrative representationalism”. The concept of representation seems to be a cornerstone of modeling narrative, viewing the content-form distinction as identical to that of represented-representation.

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Kakko Tommi Metalepsis in Narratology, Renaissance Rhetoric, Comics and Literature

Metalepsis is a key concept in narratology. It is used to identify the diegetic movement of characters between different storyworlds and the ways in which narrators refer to their medium of choice.

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Karhulahti Veli-Matti A postclassical approach to fiction

After the emergence of electronic literature and videogames, the literary-theoretical discussion of ‘fiction’⎯ which has thus far been dominated by ‘possible worlds’ frameworks (e.g. Lewis 1973; Pavel 1986; Ryan 1991; Doležel 1998; cf. Walton 1990)⎯ enters a novel debate (e.g.

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Katschthaler Karl Ich kann nicht eigentlich erzählen, ja fast nicht einmal reden: Narrativity in the Music of György Kurtág

If we take a look at the literature on the question of narrativity of/in music, we will find lots of case studies dealing with tonal music especially from the nineteenth century but only few if any focussing on atonal or post-tonal music of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

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Kefalidou Sofia TV news’ “reality effect”: Evidence from Greek TV news

The study of perspective/focalization as crucial dimension of the translating-knowing-into-telling function of narrative discourse is restricted mainly to fictional narratives (Niederhoff, 2011).

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Kinzel Till Narrativity and Sound in German Radio Play Adaptations of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy

In line with the strong emphasis on visuality in the wake of the so-called ‘visual turn’ in literary and cultural studies, graphic novel adaptations of literary texts have recently been the objects of scholarly study and narratological theory building.

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Klenk Jörg-Christian Framing in der mittelhochdeutschen Literatur am Beispiel des ›Parzival‹ Wolframs von Eschenbach"

Für mein Paper schlage ich eine Verknüpfung der Framingtheorie mit der Rezeptionsästhetik Wolfgang Isers vor, um aus diesem Ansatz ein für die Altgermanistik taugliches narratologisches Analyseinstrumentarium zu erarbeiten.

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Klimek Sonja Shifting over the Ontological Gap – Deictic Shift Theory and the problem with transmedial metalepses

Für die Kunstform Erzählliteratur lässt sich die von Genette so genannte “métalepse narrative“ relativ leicht explizieren: als logik-widrige Vermischung von Darstellungsebene („monde où l’on raconte“) und Ebene des Dargestellten („monde […] que l’on raconte“) innerhalb von fiktionalen Texten, wob

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König Jan The Monomyth of Narration: Bartlet’s War of Ghosts Revisited

By the work of Joseph Campbell (1949) we know about the basic and fundamental structure of story, which can be traced from and proved on earliest tales to modern screen plots.

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Köppe Tilmann There Is No Focalization in Film

Current accounts of a narratology for cinematic narration typically (though not unanimously) take their starting point with Gérard Genette’s Narrative Discourse (1972/1980).

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Korthals Altes Liesbeth The author as Moi Morcelé/"a Jackson Pollock" - frameworks for negotiating the value of art (with Michel Houellebecq's La Carte et le territoire as a case)

In the third paper, Liesbeth Korthals Altes will discuss the importance of analyzing how such a negotiation of values, assumed by many of us, narratologists, might actually occur: who is doing what negotiation, under what conditions, and with what effects, and how can the researcher know?

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Koten Jirí The realist novel from the perspective of contemporary narratology

The proposed paper deals with a topic studied by the dynamically developing field of diachronic narratology.

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Kragl Florian Understanding Heroes. A Heroic Challenge to Historic Narratology

Within medieval literature, heroic poetry certainly is the genre frustrating modern expectations most. One of the main reasons for that are the characters of heroic poetry: the heroes. They often just seem to promote the story line without gaining something like personal identity.

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Krogh Hansen Per ”Whatever follows is out of my hands”. Constructing and deconstructing the social identity of second generation immigrants by bestselling poetry

In the autumn of 2013, the 18-year-old Danish-Palestinian poet Yahya Hassan had a surprising success with his self-entitled autobiographic debut book.

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Krtička Filip Blending Multiple Narratives

As a basic cognitive process of making sense of the world, conceptual integration, or blending promises to be a useful conceptual tool of narrative analysis across various borders: generic, historical, national etc.

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Kuhn Markus The Representation of Mental Events in Audiovisual Narration

Media have the potential to represent not only a variety of possible as well as actual worlds, but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds.

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Kukkonen Karin “Narrating the Passions: Some Eighteenth-Century Views on Plot, Embodiment and Emotions”

In his Theatre of the Greeks (1730), the Jesuit Pierre Brumoy holds that poetry is much superior to philosophy in engaging our passions.

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Lambert Félix Narrative Sculptures: exploring graphic novels and narratology with mathematics

The possibilities to represent stories in different mediums depend intrinsically on the surfaces holding the images.

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Lavocat Françoise The relevance of an onto-logico approach of fictional worlds

In this paper, I will defend the relevance of an ontological and logical approach of fictional worlds, in the following way.

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Lokuge Chandani Crossing borders: Towards a global understanding of a unique aesthetic tradition in selected Sri Lankan literary fictions

This paper will focus on the aestheticization of homeland culture in selected Sri Lankan literary fictions (written in English and in English translation) within the Sinhalese-Buddhist aesthetic tradition.

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Lothe Jakob The Ethics of Narrative Endings: Ian McEwan’s Atonement

Jakob Lothe discusses how the novel’s final chapter, “London, 1999,” radically changes, and accentuates, its narrative ethics.

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Lutas Liviu Metalepsis and its effects on the recipient

Already from the start, narrative metalepsis has been associated with its effects. According to Gérard Genette’s first definition from 1972, it “produces an effect of strangeness that is either comical […] or fantastic”.

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Makai Péter Kristóf Mind the empathy gap: The autism novel on the border of disability studies and cognitive literary theory

With the recent upsurge of novels in which the protagonist is on the autistic spectrum, the condition has gained considerable visibility within literary and narrative studies.

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Marienberg-Milikowsky Itay Beyond the Matter: Stories and their Contexts in the Babylonian Talmud – Repeated Stories as a Test Case

Rabbinic stories – the central narrative corpus of Jewish literature of Late Antiquity – never appear alone.

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McMurry Margarida Reading Ethics: Ethical Assumptions in Iain Pears’s An Instance of the Fingerpost

This paper argues that ethical positioning presents the reader with a very considerable challenge because there is a great distance between the characters’ ethical assumptions and those of the authorial audience.

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Meifert-Menhard Felicitas “Reader, I married him”: Narrating Consequence in Fictional Texts

My proposed paper will revolve around the question: how can the consequences of individual action be narratively mediated?

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Meister Jan Christoph Formalizing Events: Digital Humanities Approaches to the Modelling of Narrative Events

Digital Humanities approaches in Literary Scholarship have become particularly relevant in three main areas: digital text edition as a means to produce high-quality, multi-variant scholarly editions; the building and providing of digitized source material – typically made available nowadays in th

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Melnikova Irina Epistolary Narrative in Fiction and Film: Possession (A. S. Byatt / N. LaBute)

The paper considers the dialogue between the two narratives of different media – the literary one of Possession by A. S. Byatt (1990) and the filmic one of the adaptation of the same title directed by N. LaBute (2002).

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Meretoja Hanna Narrative hermeneutics and a sense of the possible

The paper explores a hermeneutic approach to narrative.

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Mihkelson Helena Narrative gaps in four Swedish novels: definition and classification

In my presentation I would like to talk about defining and systematizing narrative gaps based on four novels from the Swedish 1940s.

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Mildorf Jarmila Pictures into Sound: Aural World-Making in Art Gallery Audio Guides

Despite narratology’s expansion into various disciplinary fields and across both fictional and non-fictional narrative genres, one form of storytelling that has not yet been within the purview of narratology is the one practised in art gallery and museum audio guides.

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Moenandar Sjoerd-Jeroen To leave your kindred and your father’s house. Contemporary Dutch Christian Border Narratives

To be human means to be in transit and narrative can in many ways be seen as the form of communication that is most suitably geared to deal with transition. Through the emplotment implied in narrative, people give shape and meaning to trajectories of migration and transgression.

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Mohebbi Parastoo Development of Iranian Performance from a Diegetic World

The concept of Diegesis originally appeared in Platos thesis as opposed to Mimesis.

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Moreno Fiona Narrative, Yours Truly. For a Cross-Disciplinary Study of the Literary Text Made Memory

“Just what do we know about readers’ memory for text?” Echoing Bortolussi and Dixon’s concern, this contribution probes into the concept, arguably “addressed only occasionally and not at all within literary studies” , of memory for the literary text, with a focus on the extent to which s o c i a

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Mrugalski Michal “The Moving Borders of Fictionality. The Central Controversies of Polish Narratology”

The talk gives a general overview of the notions and positions of the Polish theory of fiction in chronological order.

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Müller Ralph Moral evaluation in children’s and young-adult fiction

Some may consider moral evaluation of literature as a potential danger to any genuine literary expression (cf. Posner 2005). However, moral evaluation in narrative is a relevant part of the narratological category of focalization (cf. Schmid 2010, p.

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Neu Stephanie Focalization and/or Perspective in Medieval Narratives: A Case Study

Drawing on the results of the first workshop of the interdisciplinary scientific network “Medieval Narratology”, in my contribution, I will test-drive some of the hypotheses brought

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Niemeyer Katharina First person plural narrators or about how we can puzzle the reader with questions of number and identity

In the last decades, some novels have attracted attention because of their use of first person plural narrators.

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Noda Minori La description du paysage urbain chez Émile Zola

Dans son article théorique intitulé « De la description », Émile Zola met en question la rhétorique traditionnelle pour lui donner sa propre définition naturaliste.

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Nyström Esbjörn Narrative Eigenarten der Regiebemerkungen in Per Olov Enquists Dramentexten

Die Regiebemerkungen in Per Olov Enquists Dramentexten seit den 1970er Jahren enthalten Merkmale, die mit diesen Textsegmenten traditionell nicht verknüpft werden: an epische Texte erinnernde, erzählerische Kommentare, aber auch gelegentlich Fragen und Ausdrücke der Unsicherheit, Tatbestände betr

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Pahl Kerstin Maria Telling Life(s): Narratives in Portraiture in 18th-­‐Century England

This paper is concerned with narratological approaches in history of art, a discipline where the capability of the visual arts to develop and display narrative structures remains subjected to discussion.i It had been an amalgam of Shaftesbury, James Harris, and Lessing, drawing on diverse theoret

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Parker Joshua Place’s Plots: American Identity Reflected Abroad

If, as has often been remarked, America has a constant need to reinvent itself, and if, as Susan Stanford Friedman has written, “narratives of identity require some form of intercultural encounter, some form of contact with an Other who is experienced as different” (1998: 153-54), America might a

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Passalacqua Franco Narrative competence and representation-based definition: epistemological incompatibilities in narrative models

As recent studies have shown (Herman 2007; Walsh, Nielsen, Phelan 2014; Walsh 2007; Savarese, Zunshine 2014), an increasing area in narratology have addressed its inquiry to the set of skills and abilities underlying narrative practice with the aim, on one hand, of exploring narrativity as a skil

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Patron Sylvie Narratology in the Press

This paper is in three parts.

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Pennacchio Filippo First-Person Omniscient Narration: Historicizing a New Narrative Situation

Many novels and short-stories published in recent years display atypical first-person narrators: free to read the minds of others characters, fully equipped with a set of features traditionally reserved for the authorial narrator, they defy the borders of the narrative situation to which they are

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Pianzola Federico Representation and narrative engagement

Taking into account the most famous case of transmedia storytelling (The Matrix) I will show where a representational theory of narrative (Ryan 2006) is successful and where it fails to grasp very important aspects of narrativity in the complex context of franchise entertainment (Jenkins 2006).

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Piekut Anke How young adults make sense of education: Students’ narratives about adult education in Denmark

In my presentation, I want to argue that conflicting narratives about former education and adult education play a crucial role for students’ understanding of learning and construction of social identities in an educational setting.

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Pier John André Breton’s Nadja: An Intermedial Web of Coincidences and Complicities

Nadja (1928; revised ed. 1963), a masterwork of the surrealist novel, contains an implicit narrative theory which is at the same time a harbinger of intermedial narratology.

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Pignagnoli Virginia Literary Narratives and Digital Epitexts: Authorship in the Age of Social Media

In the current cultural ecology dominated by digital and social media, many fictional writers exploit new media affordances to promote and enhance their printed narratives or to establish social interactions with their actual readers (e.g.

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Pikkanen Ilona Reading across Borders: Fictional and Non-Fictional Premodern Peasant Uprisings in the 19th-century Cultural Memory

My paper discusses 19th-century narratives about premodern peasant uprisings in the Nordic countries. The case studies are from Finland (at that point a Grand Duchy within the Russian empire), Sweden and Denmark and they represent scholarly history writing and historical fiction.

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Polvinen Merja Enactive Perception and Fictional Worlds

This presentation examines readers’ experience of fictional worlds from the perspective of the theories of enactive cognition and perception.

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Pressler Gunter Kal Amazon: a sphinx without mysteries. Scenery and territory in literature about Amazon: narratives and identifications

The Amazon representation, either made by the foreign perspective, or by an autochthonous sight, is manifested wrongly, if not pernicious. An imaginary, sometimes fanciful, sometimes hellish; has been established along a historical repetition of (pre) concepts and stereotypes.

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Puschmann-Nalenz Barbara Nested Narratives

The novel of the postmodern era has a special affinity to the nested narrative. It is particularly apt to question the fiction/reality binary, taking issues of authenticity, identity and perception centre stage.

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Rákai Orsolya Corpus alienum: the narrative embodiment of the stranger

In the last decades among the scientific studies that dealt with narrative theory and narrative interpretation the initiatives that deserved the most attention were those studies that referred to the narrative body.

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Rantanen Tytti P. “Am I looking from too far or too closely?” Problems and poetics of authorial presence in writing and film: Godard, Duras, Robbe-Grillet

After decades of well-established warnings against “intentional fallacy” by new criticism and the declaration of death by post-structuralists, a new interest in the author in literary and narrative studies has risen (cf. e.g. Walsh 2007; Nielsen 2013).

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Rath Brigitte Original translation: questioning the boundaries of focalization and voice

Famously, Gérard Genette draws a categorical distinction between seeing and speaking: the question “Who speaks?” aims at the narrator, the question “Who sees?” at focalization.

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Rink Christian Christian Kracht als Wiedergänger Joseph Conrads

In meinem Beitrag sollen Narratologie, Geschichtswissenschaft und Rezeptionsästhetik zur Erläuterung der Debatte um den Roman Imperium von Christian Kracht aus dem Jahr 2012 miteinander verbunden werden.

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Rosendo Nieves Guess the character: Some considerations about transmedial and transfictional characters

The category of world is key in the design (Klatrup and Tosca 2004, Dena 2010), production (Pratten 2011, Bernardo 2011) and study (Jenkins 2006, Long 2007, Scolari 2009) of transmedial narratives.

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Rossholm Göran Reflections on immediacy

The term “immediacy” as used here is closely related to terms such as “absorption”, “immersion”, “identification”, “transportation”, “simultaneity”, and “empathy”.

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Rutten Kris A rhetorical analysis of the representation of the ‘two cultures’ in literary fiction.

In this paper, we start from the ongoing debate between the ‘two cultures’ focusing on how scientific perspectives are represented in literary fiction. From a theoretical perspective, our work will be based on C.P.

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Ryan Lande Dana Ethics of the Told: Character-Character Relations and Ethical Encounters in Nadine Gordimer’s ‘The Amateurs

This paper identifies and discusses a significant ethical encounter in one of the author’s earliest stories, published in 1949 and presenting the reader with a clear view into the ethical realm of her short fiction situated in South Africa.

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Samuelson Charlie The ‘True Story’ of Medieval Mises en Abyme: Overlapping with the Lyric, and Supplementing Sex in Guillaume de Machaut’s Le Livre dou Voir Dit

One medieval genre stands out for the depth of its engagement with what Lucien Dällenbach calls “mises en abyme of the enunciation”: the dits.

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Schmid Wolf Mental events in literary narrative

In jüngster Zeit ist das Augenmerk der Narratologie auf die Phänomene von Ereignis und Ereignishaftigkeit gefallen. Seit dem Ende des 18.

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Schofield Marie Anne War narratology: A new version

The most successful marketing campaign in United States history was the war bond campaign that helped finance the Second World War. The first Series E U.S. Savings Bond was sold to President Franklin D. Roosevelt by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., on May 1, 1941.

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Semião Mário “Wanting everything, he is left with nothing”: The mise en abyme of Paradoxical Duplication in Gabriel Josipovici’s Goldberg: Variations

Gabriel Josipovici’s novel, Goldberg: Variations (2002), establishes at onset an immediate connection to music as it alludes to Bach’s colon-less Goldberg Variations.

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Shams Golnaz A Reflection on the Position of Drama in Cognitive Narrative Studies

The recent engagement in the cognitive trend of narrative studies has brought about a vigorous focus on the functioning of the mind, be it the mind of the author, the reader or the characters in the narrative world.

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Skov Nielsen Henrik What is Fictionality?

In my paper I will focus on fictionality outside fiction but also present the general ramifications of approaching fictionality within a communicative and rhetorical framework.

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Sládek Ondrej Narrative Modelling in Science and Humanities

The modelling function of the narrative or narrative modelling is very important in the creation of scholarly theories.

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Solomon Alex “I shall prove to you that I see them”: Narrative as Scientific Demonstration in Seventeenth-Century Fantastic Travels

In our current understanding, experimental scientists produce knowledge about the natural world in the artificial setting of a laboratory that, ideally, is understood to be utterly independent of the conditions of its production, while writers of literary fiction convey ideas about the real world

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Souleau Pauline Mise-en-abyme, Performing Self, and Intertextuality: Froissart-protagonist in Le Voyage en Béarn and in Alexandre Dumas Le Batard de Mauléon.

In 1388, Jean Froissart, a chronicler, romancer, and poet, travelled to the Pyrenean region of Béarn, officially to hear of distant military matters related to the Iberian Peninsula.

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Stromberg David From Mode to Method: Platonic Irony in Dostoevskys Idiot

In Anatomy of Criticism (1957), Northrop Frye compared the ironic fiction writer to Socrates, suggesting that pretended objectivity and suppression of explicit moral judgement are "essential" to what he considered the ironic method.

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Su Park Hye Performing Unreliability: New Approach to Unreliable Narration in A Gesture Life and Comfort Women Testimonies

This paper suggests that David Herman’s double emphasis on stories “as a target of interpretation as well as a resource for sense making” (Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind, 10) opens a new way to better evaluate and engage with unreliable narration in both printed books and oral narratives.

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Theisen Nico The E stands for: Ereignis DiskursErzählen im Theater René Polleschs

Die Dringlichkeit oder Notwendigkeit, neue narratologische Instrumente für die Untersuchung von nicht-dramatischem Theater, Performances und »unorthodoxen« Theatertexten bereitzustellen bzw.

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Toremans Tom Walladmor and the Narratology of Pseudotranslation.

This paper pursues a comparative narratological analysis of the different versions of Walladmor, an alleged translation of a Walter Scott novel published in Germany in 1823-24 and in its turn translated (back) into English (by Thomas De Quincey in 1824), French (1825), and Dutch (1827).

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Tsuchiyama Yoko Self-Reflexive Images in Photography

Kendall Walton has argued that the photographic image can mediate between the viewerand reality (Walton 1984).

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Uca Didem A Saved Tongue, a Redeemed Childhood: Focalization and Narration in Canetti

In this paper, I will analyze Elias Canetti’s 1977 memoir Die gerettete Zunge by considering the adult narrator’s comments on the experiences of the child focalizer.

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Van Aken Silvia Conceptualisation of mindfilm: Palmer's private and social minds applied to feature films

In Fictional Minds Palmer (2004) refers to the internalist perspective of character’s thoughts: a character gains access to his own thoughts by introspection (private minds).

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van Ooijen Erik Narrative Game Worlds as Models of Veganism

Debates on the ethics of video games tend to focus on the representation of spectacular outbursts of violence. Scholarly discussions, too, may concern whether or not, e.g., playing a serial killer desensitizes the player towards experiencing or performing real acts of violence.

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Van Steenhuyse Veerle When Fanon Meets Plot: Fan Fiction Studies, Postclassical Narratology, and Pride and Prejudice Fics

In recent years, several scholars have argued that it is worthwhile to examine fan fiction through the lens of literary studies (Pugh 2005, Kaplan 2006, Thomas 2011). This has led to an influx of narratological concepts into fan fiction studies (see Thomas 2011, 10-13 for an overview).

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Vanacker Beatrijs From the narrator to the translator and back again: some notes on (un-)reliability in 18th century French pseudo-translations

While pseudo-translations (or original translations) are mostly conceived of as textual constructions, overlaying the original text with an invented original in a different language, th this paper seeks to explore the ways in which a selection of 18 century French pseudo- translations engage with

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Vanyova Bilyana Towards Conventionalism, Narratorial Control and Predictability? The Exhaustion of Trauma in Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage Plot

Postmodernism no longer serves as an adequate framework for contemporary fiction which formally and thematically turns to realism, authenticity, and traditional emplotment, forms which this literary movement constantly parodies.

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von Contzen Eva Mind the Gap: Medieval Literature and Theory of Mind

Why do we read and enjoy fiction? According to theorists of mind, it is because we attribute mental states – thoughts, intentions, dreams, emotions, and the like – to characters and follow them throughout their stories, deriving social pleasure from the activity.

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Wächter Cornelia Cognitive Narratology and the Deconstruction of Stereotypes

Literature has long been credited with the potential to raise awareness and empathy on behalf of socially marginalised groups.

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Walther Sabine On the Concept of the Narrator and Old Norse Saga Literature

The concept of the narrator seems to be especially problematic to apply to Old Norse saga literature. The corpus mainly consists of long prose texts, the so-called sagas, some of them

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Weber Alexander Drama und Narratologie

Hier nur grob skizziert, verstehe ich die Episierung als ein grundlegendes Verfahren der narrativen Repräsentation einer Geschichte.

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Wege Sophia Die Macht der Phantasie. Conceptual Blending als produktionsästhetischer Prozess

In den 1990 Jahren entwickelten Mark Turner und Gilles Fauconnier die Theorie des conceptual integration / Kognitiven Blending , „which offers a general and convincing explanation of how the mind creates new mental structures from inputs of two and more mental sources […]“.

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Wiezel Iwona Making History of Dialogue-Herodotus and Early Historical Writing in Its Social Context

Key words: Besides its historical assets which imply a certain “accuracy” in presenting historical events and people, it is also possible to stipulate in Herodotus’ Histories these fragments which belong only to the domain of fiction, a genre literature which basic substratum consists primarily

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Willemsen Steven Impossible Puzzle Films: cognitive dissonance in contemporary complex film narratives

Contributing to the discourse on narrative complexity in film, this paper introduces the specific category of impossible puzzle films to examine a set of contemporary movies that contain paradoxes, impossible loops, and unresolved ambiguities in their storytelling and storyworlds.

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Willigers Saskia ‘Our race of ancient story’: the Greek tragic chorus as a ‘we’-narrator

Choral songs in ancient Greek tragedy contain many embedded narratives, in which the tragic chorus turns to myth to find a parallel for the play’s main storyline. These embedded narratives bring along their own characteristic techniques.

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Wolff Lundholt Marianne Counter-narratives – what tensions are made of!

As pointed out by Andrews (2004: 1) ”counter-narratives only make sense in relation to something else, that which they are countering. The very name identifies it as a positional category, in tension with another category” (Ibid.).

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Young Justin The Narrative Turn in Pedagogy and the Performativity Criterion: International Trends in Education Research, Policy, and Practice

In his discussion of education and its “legitimation through performativity,” Lyotard suggests that, increasingly, institutions of education will no longer ask “Is it true?” but instead, “What use is it?”… “Is it saleable?”… and “Is it efficient?”1 Lyotard makes this observation as he seeks to de

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Zuseva-Özkan Veronika The Invariant Structure and Typology of Metanovel

The paper explores the problems of the invariant structure and typology of the metanovel genre. The metanovel is seen as a two-pronged structure consisting of the ‘novel of the characters’ and ‘novel of the novel’.

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About US

ENN4 is organised under the auspices of Narratology@UGent, the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, and the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. We acknowledge the financial support of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO-Vlaanderen) and of the Doctoral School Arts, Humanities and Law (Ghent University).