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  • Figur und Personby Fotis Jannidis

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 168.00

    The study examines how figures are presented in narrative texts. Using modern theories from the cognitive sciences, the author examines the special status of figures as humanlike constructs. The basis is provided by a theory of narrative communication which attempts to account for cultural and historical change in figures and their representation. more...

  • Grenzen der Literaturby Fotis Jannidis; Simone Winko; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    The concept of "literature" is notoriously vague and defies definition, yet at the same time it is indispensable in an age where traditional subject boundaries are breaking down. This volume discusses possible ways of defining the concept in such a manner that it can be productively deployed heuristically in varied historical and cultural contexts.... more...

  • Characters in Fictional Worldsby Fotis Jannidis; Ralf Schneider; Jens Eder

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character,... more...

  • Rückkehr des Autorsby Fotis Jannidis; Simone Winko; Gerhard Lauer; Matias Martinez

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    Theoretical debate has declared the author obsolete. In practice, however, certain usages of the author concept are repeatedly demonstrated as being legitimate. This discrepancy suggests that theoretical reflection on the author fails to do justice to central forms of the scholarly approach to literature. The articles in this volume take both systematic... more...

  • Regeln der Bedeutungby Fotis Jannidis; Simone Winko; Gerhard Lauer; Matías Martínez

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 182.00

    The volume Regeln der Bedeutung ('Rules of meaning') marks the launch of Revisionen, a projected series of some eight volumes on basic concepts of literary theory. The series aims to reflect on central concepts of literary studies which have become questionable or problematic in the course of recent debates and to open up new perspectives on them in... more...

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