Theorists of narrative studies often claim that the history of narrative theory is impossible to narrate because of its specific nature, consisting in the discontinuity of development due to disproportional introduction (and implementation) of the theory in various research cultures connected with diverse traditions of philological studies, which has resulted in a cluster-like character of particular...
This review of the essay volume 'Neue Ansätze in der Erzähltheorie' begins with an overview of narratological literature (including translations) in Czech and Slovak literary studies in the second half of the twentieth century.
This essay, an outline of the history of Czech 'protonarratology', focuses on the contributions made to the field by Jan Mukarovský, Felix Vodicka, and Lubomir Dolezel, but also considers the contributions of Miroslav Cervenka, Jaroslava Janácková, Vladimir Macura, Daniela Hodrová, and Alice Jedlicková.
An essay inspired by Lubomir Dolezel's 'Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds' presents - in part polemically - the essential features of the theory of fictional worlds (including clear definitions of the terms 'actual', 'possible', and 'fictional' worlds), and, following on from this, it interprets the short story 'Muzeum tety Laury' (Aunt Laura's Museum) from Frantisek Langer's collection 'Malirské...
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