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  • Unnatural Narrativeby Jan Alber

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    A talking body part, a character that is simultaneously alive and dead, a shape-changing setting, or time travel: although impossible in the real world, such narrative elements do appear in the storyworlds of novels, short stories, and plays. Impossibilities of narrator, character, time, and space are not only common in today?s world of postmodernist... more...

  • Unnatural Narratives - Unnatural Narratologyby Jan Alber; Rüdiger Heinze

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    The study of unnatural narrativeshas become an important, but still disparate new research program in narrative theory. This collection of essays presentsand discusses the new analytical tools that have so far been developed on the basis of unnatural novels, short stories, and plays and extends these findings through analyses of testimonies,... more...

  • Stones of Law, Bricks of Shameby Jan Alber; Frank Lauterbach

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 67.00

    Studying the ways in which writings on prisons were woven into the fabric of the period, the contributors to this volumen consider the ways in which these works affected inmates, the prison system, and the Victorian public. more...

  • Beyond Classical Narrationby Jan Alber; Per Krogh Hansen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This collection of essays demonstrates how new media and genres as well as unnatural narratives challenge classical forms of narration in ways that call for the development of analytical tools and modelling systems that move beyond classical structuralist narratology. The articles thus contribute to the further development of both transmedial... more...

  • Why Study Literature?by Stefan Iversen; Henrik Skov Nielsen; Jan Alber

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 26.39

    The book presents new ways of thinking about the historical, epistemological and institutional role of literature. It aims at providing a theoretically well-founded basis for what might otherwise be considered a relatively unfounded historical fact, i.e. the fact that the teaching of literature holds a privileged position in many educational institutions.... more...

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