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Travelling Concepts: New Fictionality Studies

by Monika Fludernik (Volume editor) Henrik Nielsen (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 184 Pages

Summary

This volume is co-edited by the director of the Freiburg graduate school "Factual and Fictional Narration" (GRK 1767, Freiburg/Germany) and the director of the Aarhus Centre for Fictionality Studies (University of Aarhus, DK). The collection of essays re-examines the much discussed fact―fiction distinction in light of the current burgeoning of research on fictionality. It provides a forum for ongoing work on fictionality from France, Germany and Denmark and Sweden. By placing discussions of the notion of fictionality in one volume, the editors hope to initiate exchange between the different traditions represented in the essays und to help the task of translating the available concepts and terminologies so they can travel between different models and theoretical frameworks.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Travelling Concepts: New Fictionality Studies. An Introduction (Monika Fludernik and Henrik Skov Nielsen)
  • Invention and Fictionality (Frank Zipfel (Mainz))
  • Contested Inventions: Fictionality and Ethics (Johannes Franzen (Bonn))
  • The Frontiers between Fact and Fiction in the Light of Tridimensional Comparatism (Françoise Lavocat (Paris))
  • Fictionality before Fictionality? Historicizing a Modern Concept (Eva von Contzen and Stefan Tilg (Freiburg))
  • Inventing History: Fictionality in the Historical Novel in Britain and Denmark (Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen)
  • Authors, Fictional Narrators, and Literary Appreciation (Tobias Klauk and Tilmann Köppe (Göttingen))
  • Factuality and Fictionality in ʻFake Newsʼ (Henrik Skov Nielsen (Aarhus))
  • Contributors
  • Series index

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About the author

The Editors
Monika Fludernik is Professor of English Literature at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She has worked in the areas of narratology, postcolonial literary theory, law and literature studies and the eighteenth century. Her two most recent publications are Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy and Narrative Factuality.

Henrik Skov Nielsen is a professor in narrative theory and fictionality studies at Aarhus University. His research has attempted to contribute to conversations on three areas of narrative theory: first person narration, unnatural narratology, and fictionality. He is one of the co-editors of Narratology and Ideology. He currently heads the Narrative Research Lab, Aarhus University, Denmark and Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark.

About the book

Monika Fludernik / Henrik Skov Nielsen (eds.)

Travelling Concepts: New Fictionality Studies

The collection of essays in the book re-examines the much discussed fact-fiction distinction in light of the current burgeoning of research on fictionality. It provides a forum for ongoing work on fictionality from France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden and introduces this work to the Anglophone world. Although the focus of this collection is on fictionality studies, the foregrounded role of the factual and its decisive impact on the framing and constitution of the fictional are a recurring issue in the essays. In the current geo-political moment where the trust in truth, knowledge and science is under pressure, and where social media offer unlimited access to story-sharing, this book attempting to answer the question of fictionality is necessary.

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List of Contributors

Eva von Contzen, Englisches Seminar, University of Freiburg, Rempartstraße 15, 79085 Freiburg; Germany; eva.voncontzen@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

Monika Fludernik, University of Freiburg, English Department, Rempartstrasse 15, D-79085 Freiburg, Germany, sekretariat.fludernik@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

Johannes Franzen. Graduiertenkolleg ‘Gegenwart/Literatur’, Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn., jfranzen@uni-bonn.de

Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen, Aarhus University, Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur - Nordisk Sprog og Litteratur, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, building 1485, 424, 8000 Aarhus C, Danmark, norsgjerlevsen@cc.au.dk

Henrik Skov Nielsen, Aarhus University, Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur - Nordisk Sprog og Litteratur, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, building 1485, 318, 8000 Aarhus C, Danmark, norhn@cc.au.dk

Details

Pages
184
ISBN (PDF)
9783631820247
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631820254
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631820261
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631805992
Language
English
Publication date
2020 (June)
Tags
Reference Fictionality Invention Ethics Fact factuality Narratology Truth Narrative Studies Historischer Roman
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2020. 184 pp., 2 fig. b/w

Biographical notes

Monika Fludernik (Volume editor) Henrik Nielsen (Volume editor)

Monika Fludernik is Professor of English Literature at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She has worked in the areas of narratology, postcolonial literary theory, law and literature studies and the eighteenth century. Her two most recent publications are Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy (Oxford Univ. Press, 2019) and (with Marie-Laure Ryan) the handbook Narrative Factuality (de Gruyter, 2019). Henrik Skov Nielsen is a professor at Aarhus University. His research has attempted to contribute to conversations about mainly three areas of narrative theory: first person narration; unnatural narratology; and fictionality. Sample publications in English include "Ten Theses about Fictionality" with James Phelan and Richard Walsh (in Narrative January 2015) and Narratology and Ideology edited with Divya Dwivedi and Richard Walsh, which was recently published by OSU press. He heads the research group Narrative Research Lab (http://nordisk.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre/nrl/intro/), and "Centre for Fictionality Studies" (http://fictionality.au.dk/).

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