Dynamical Experiments with Verbal, Generic, and Material Form in Literary Fiction

Mader, Ilona and Seiwald, Regina (2019) Dynamical Experiments with Verbal, Generic, and Material Form in Literary Fiction. In: Dynamik der Form: Literarische Modellbildung zwischen Formgebung und Formverlust. Winter, Heidelberg, pp. 115-141. ISBN 9783825346232

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Abstract

What do we mean when we talk about the form and the configuration
of literature, when we ask questions about the relationship between
content and form or when we talk about the change and the
dynamics of forms in fiction? Prior to the presentation of our central
argument and its analysis in recourse to different novels, namely
Laurence Sterne’s The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
(1759), Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange (1962), Vladimir
Nabokov’s Pale Fire (1962), as well as J. J. Abrams and Doug
Dorst’s S. (2013), it is vital to answer these questions through defining
the term ‘form’ in the context of literary fiction.1 Only within the
framework of such a definition is it possible to explain and explore
what formal experiments are. This observation generates the central
concern of the following sections.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 26 September 2019
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Q300 English studies
R200 German studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of English
Depositing User: Regina Seiwald
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 14:05
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2020 09:37
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8796

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