She has published on FID, (unnatural) narrative communication, ekphrasis, fictionality
(latest in Narrative 25.
Unnatural Narrative as a whole establishes four clear goals at its beginning, namely, 1) to provide a full elucidation of the theory of unnatural narratives; 2) to trace the history of unnatural narratives from antiquity to the present; 3) to provide some analyses of unnatural texts; 4) and to address a number of pressing theoretical questions, such as the question of fictionality
that authors of unnatural works repeatedly foreground (xiii).
David Copperfield demonstrates the instability and fictionality
of the voice or "presence" (33).
The separation between "factual" (refering to reality) and "fictional" (referring to the imaginary) texts is a very complicated issue in general and especially in Arabic literature, where a concept of "fiction" (in the sense of referring not to reality but to the imaginary) had not been developed in premodern times and fictionality
was often understood through indirect clues (cf.
Mathias Herweg, mostly relying on his own study Wege zur Verbindlichkeit (2010), alerts us one more time to the phenomenon of hybridization in late medieval romances and the problematization of the concept of fictionality
While they vary in subject matter and in their respective doses of fictionality
, all the texts in the study aim to provoke a sense of pity and horror in their readers, depicting conspirators with which readers are meant to identify, even as the sociopolitical upheaval threatened by the revolt they plot provokes fear and anxiety.
Calame would argue that wherever they are found, they attain a literary status because of their fictionality
, thus presuming the nature of literature as fiction, a thesis already prepared by the Canadian critic Northrop Frye who is drawing upon Karl Jung, considers literary forms as major archetypes reflected in the seasons of the Western climate--Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn (Fall).
Wyatt shows how Florio' s language manuals placed the dialogue in a recognizable social setting, and creatively engaged with current cultural debates and issues involving the transfer of Italian culture into England (the threatre, the issue of poetry and fictionality
, the courtesy ideal, the publication of Italian books in England).
As an analytical tool, liminality thus also proves useful to general inquiries about the nature of fictionality
and, of more immediate interest, about the ways in which the construction of the fictional (that is, the processes involved in fictionalizing) may achieve self-reflexive textual representation.
With its comparatist's focus and theoretical basis, Francoise Lavocat's collection of essays is a sharp new look at a familiar but poorly understood concept: fictionality
Black in fact undermines her own argument about the "raw form" of Woolf's feminism, when she emphasizes the fictionality
of Three Guineas, and the impossibility of identifying "real life" referents for the societies named in the text.
Some blur those boundaries deliberately, some blur them inadvertently; some insist on their fictionality
, on their departure from the experiences of their authors; others insist on their claims to represent those experiences; and so on.