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  • Festivalisingby Temple Hauptfleisch; Shulamith Lev-Aladgem; Jacqueline Martin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 93.80

    Throughout the world festivals are growing – in numbers, in size, in significance – and serve as spaces where aesthetic encounters, religious and political celebrations, economic investments and public entertainment can take place. In this sense, festivals are theatrical events.This volume contains discussions of 14 diverse festival events... more...

  • Description in Literature and Other Mediaby Werner Wolf; Walter Bernhart

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    In contrast to narrative, description is a much less researched phenomenon, and where it so far has found attention at all, scholars have almost always discussed it with fiction in mind. The all but exclusive concentration on literature has hitherto obscured the fact that description transcends literature and indeed the verbal media in general and... more...

  • Narrative Revisitedby Christian R. Hoffmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    The volume examines the role of narratives in old and new media. Its ten contributions firstly center on the various forms and functions narratives assume in computer-mediated environments, e.g. websites, weblogs, message boards , etc. In this light, past and present approaches to the description of narratives are presented and reevaluated based on... more...

  • Tweede levensby Annemarie van Heerikhuizen; Irene de Jong; Manet van Montfrans

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 52.90

    In Tweede levens belichten zeventien auteurs, voornamelijk historici en letterkundigen, verschillende aspecten van de veelvormige relatie tussen persoon en personage. Een gevarieerd gezelschap van personen uit alle eeuwen en windstreken komen aan bod: kunstenaars als Vergilius, Van Gogh en Ravel; politici als Roosevelt, Stalin en Sarkozy. Ook een enkele... more...

  • Ornamenten van het vergetenby Lucia van Heteren; Chiel Kattenbelt; Christel Stalpaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Ornamenten van het vergeten, zo typeert Walter Benjamin in Zum Bilde Prousts de typische vertelstructuur van diens grote werk A la recherche du temps perdu. Op zoek naar de verloren tijd orchestreert Proust het vergeten. Dit vergeten is "de zwarte muur waartegen zich enkele motieven vertonen, en het is dankzij deze zwarte muur dat de schimmen... more...

  • The Story Is Trueby Bruce Jackson

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Making and experiencing stories, remembering and retelling them is something we all do. We tell stories over meals, at the water cooler, and to both friends and strangers. But how do stories work? What is it about telling and listening to stories that unites us? And, more importantly, how do we change them-and how do they change us? In The Story... more...

  • Murder by Accidentby Jody Enders

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable—even forbidden—for students of literature to talk about an author’s intentions for a given work. In Murder by Accident , Jody Enders boldly resurrects the long-disgraced concept of intentionality, especially as it relates to the theater. Drawing on four fascinating medieval events... more...

  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theoryby David Herman; Manfred Jahn; Marie-Laure Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 66.95

    The past several decades have seen an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplinary fields and research contexts. As accounts of what happened to particular people in particular circumstances and with specific consequences, stories have come to be viewed as a... more...

  • Narratologyby Wolf Schmid; Alexander Starritt

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 350.00

    This book is a standard work for modern narrative theory. It provides a terminological and theoretical system of reference for future research. The author explains and discusses in detail problems of communication structure and entities of a narrative work, point of view, the relationship between narrator?s text and character?s text, narrativity and... more...

  • Wirklichkeitserzählungenby Christian Klein; Matías Martínez

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 37.37

    Erzählen als grundlegende Form der Wirklichkeitserkenntnis und des sozialen Verhaltens. In vielen Bereichen des Alltags orientieren und verständigen wir uns mithilfe von Erzählungen. Der interdisziplinäre Band liefert einen systematischen Überblick über die wichtigsten Felder des nicht-literarischen Erzählens in Institutionen und im Alltag: z.B. Journalismus,... more...