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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
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Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 132)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
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Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
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Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
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El Taco en la Brea     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
En Líneas Generales     Open Access  
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)

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  • Über dieses Heft

    • Authors: Herausgeber / Editors
      Abstract: Das neue Heft ist dem Erzählen von Krankheit gewidmet. Krankheitsdiskurse finden seit einigen Jahren in den Kulturwissenschaften mehr und mehr Beachtung. Wir interessieren uns für narratologische Aspekte von Krankheitserzählungen. Wegen der ungewöhnlich großen Zahl an vielversprechenden Exposés, die wir auf unseren Call for Papers erhielten, entschlossen wir uns dazu, gleich zwei Hefte für das Thema zu reservieren. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden ersten Heftes 6.2 beschäftigen sich mit literarischen und paraliterarischen Krankheitserzählungen. Das nächste Heft 7.1, das im Sommer 2018 erscheint, wird interdisziplinäre Aspekte von Krankheitserzählungen untersuchen.Das vorliegende Heft enthält exemplarische Untersuchungen von Krankheitserzählungen im Hinblick auf verschiedene Erzählkategorien. So untersucht Rosalia Baena narrative Strategien der Empathieerzeugung in Autobiographien. Marie-Theres Federhofer überträgt das konversationslinguistische Konzept der ‚small stories‘ auf Krankheitstagebücher. Josef Forsling untersucht die Funktionen prophetischer Erzählinstanzen in biblischen Krankheitsdarstellungen. Olivetta Gentilin diskutiert Metaphern und charakteristische Redewendungen für psychische Krankheiten in Texten Georg Büchners. Horst Gruner und Wim Peeters decken auf, wie Nervenheilratgeber um 1900 nach Jurij Lotmans Modell der narrativen Grenzüberschreitung organisiert sind. Ursula Kocher erfasst die erzählerische Wiedergabe psychischer Störungen in frühen Erzähltexten Alfred Döblins mit Hilfe von Gérard Genettes Kategorien Modus und Dauer. Shoshana-Rose Marzel liefert eine gender-narratologische Analyse der Darstellung erkrankter Frauen in Romanen Émile Zolas. Iris Schäfer erkennt in der Beschreibung von Krankheiten in aktuellen Adoleszenzromanen das Fortwirken der Tradition einer Ästhetik des Erhabenen.  Nina Schmidt untersucht narrative Stimmen und ‚agency‘ in autobiographischen Krankheitserzählungen.Außerhalb des Themas bringt das Heft außerdem zwei Gastbeiträge. Die belgische Comic-Autorin Eva Cardon liefert einen Werkstattbericht zu ihrem autobiographischen ‚graphic narrativelsquo; Wij twee samen über die Demenzerkrankung ihres Vaters. Außerdem untersucht Florian Kragl systematische und historische Dimensionen des episodischen Erzählens.In der Rubrik „My Narratology“ beantwortet diesmal Brian McHale unsere Fragen nach seinem Selbstverständnis als Narratologe.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Recognition and Empathy in Illness and Disability Memoirs. Christina
           Middlebrook’s Seeing the Crab and Harriet McBryde Johnson’s Too Late
           to Die Young

    • Authors: Rosalia Baena
      Abstract: Focusing on the concepts of narrative empathy and recognition, this article aims to explore ways in which personal narratives may promote a renewed perception of illness and disability. Taking its cue from studies by Rita Felski (2008) and Su­zanne Keen (2013), it investigates how empathic experience reflects the force and intensity of aesthetic encounters. Specifically, it addresses two texts that deal with the experience of illness and disability: Christina Middlebrook’s Seeing the Crab. A Memoir of Dying Before I Do (1996) and Harriet McBryde Johnson’s Too Late to Die Young. Nearly True Tales from a Life (2005). These authors write their lives in order to influence the way we perceive and understand illness and disability. Their major cultural mediation lies in their willingness to connect with their readers both af­fectively and cognitively, counter-arguing the culture of denial of death and re­jecting pity and compassion in the face of illness and disability.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • „So geht denn ein Schmerzenstag nach dem andern hin“.
           Krankheitserfahrungen in zwei Frauentagebüchern des 19. Jahrhunderts

    • Authors: Marie-Theres Federhofer
      Abstract: The article focuses on two unpublished 19th century diaries written by Rebekka Achelis (1770-1833) and Amalie Scharff (1844-1913). It aims at both unveiling their illness experiences and showing the way they recount their experiences. The concepts of the ‘intercalated narration’ (G. Genette) and ‘small stories’ (M. Bamberg / A. Georgakopoulou) serve as entry points to access the narrative techniques in these diaries.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Facts of Life before God and the Prophetic Peculiarity. Three Illness
           Narratives of the Hebrew Bible

    • Authors: Josef Forsling
      Abstract: The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is a canonical text for many including its portrayals of illness. This article explores the narrative representation of illness in three longer narratives in the Hebrew Bible by means of a close reading. The narratives are all legends of some sort and involve terminal or impossible illnesses and the prophet. In 2 Kings 4 the story revolves around illness as an enigma and involves the motifs of hospitality, responsibility, and empowerment in an ever expanding plot. In 2 Kings 5 leprosy as an incurable disease stands at the center and the story develops through several contrasting motifs including greatness, simplicity, and humility. In 2 Kings 20/Isaiah 38 illness is a death warrant leading to bitterness, and the story probes the necessity and honesty of prayer. Two common traits in the narratives are prayer and argument as a response to illness, and the status of the prophet as a health care consultant.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • „es war ihm, als“. Irreale Vergleichssätze als
           Darstellungsmodus des Wahnsinns in Georg Büchners Erzählung Lenz

    • Authors: Olivetta Gentilin
      Abstract: The importance of complex illness themes, in particular mental ones, has already been emphasized in numerous scientific articles regarding the literary work of Georg Büchner. It is particularly evident that Büchner draws on his medical knowledge into the literary text. In Lenz (1835) he experiments like a scientist with themes, images and structures from his scientific sources. This article opens with a comparative discussion of the narrative structures used in psychological case descriptions of the early 1800s and the ones used in Büchner’s Lenz. As the comparison shows, the use of metaphors referring to mental illness and the use of the narrative expression „es war ihm, als” (it seemed to him as if) characterize the peculiarity of Büchner’s narrative. Furthermore, this article examines the grammatical and rhetorical functioning of the expression „es war ihm, als” and suggests that it should be understood as a medium which introduces a new perspective on critical aspects of Büchner’s contemporary society.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • „Meine Nervosität“. Der autobiographische Fall in
           Nervenheilratgebern um 1900

    • Authors: Horst Gruner, Wim Peeters
      Abstract: Around 1900 a wide range of self-help books adopt the tendency among laymen medical practitioners to denounce the sole authority of the medical establishment to cure mental and physical dysfunctions related to the so called “Zeitkrankheit” of neurasthenia. In different autobiographical case narratives ranging from a storyline in form of an odyssey of failed attempts to find therapeutic relief to an imaginary dialogue structuring the account, the authors use their story of successful self-healing to authorize and legitimize their positions. At the same time, on a performative level, they put themselves in the position of spokesmen for an imaginary peer group of external experts who believe that primarily the right mind set suffices to overcome their condition. Drawing on J. M. Lotman’s view on literature as a topological model-building system, the article traces how this claim against conventional medicine is made by focusing on the event of a figure transgressing the semantic boundary between heteronomy and autonomy.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Krankheit aus der Distanz. Alfred Döblins frühe Erzählungen als
           narrative Notate krankhafter Existenzen

    • Authors: Ursula Kocher
      Abstract: Alfred Döblin’s early short story volume Die Ermordung einer Butterblume und andere Erzählungen has often been considered an example of the interlocking of his medical and his literary work. With the writer’s “Berliner Programm” and his cinematic writing style in mind these two fields intertwine in the search for an adequate language and a suitable narrative style to describe perception disorders. Rather than focusing on the detection of a specific disease pattern, a narratological approach to selected short stories reveals Döblin’s strategies to turn the reader into a close observer of the abnormal conditions described in the texts, while at the same time denying him the possibility to come to a precise conclusion. Based on Genette’s theory the paper detects two categories – modus and pace – as the writer’s means to create notations of mad and deranged conditions.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Narrative of Feminine Illness in Zola’s Rougon-Macquart

    • Authors: Shoshana-Rose Marzel
      Abstract: Between 1871 and 1893, Émile Zola wrote and published a cycle of twenty vol­umes entitled Les Rougon-Macquart. In this paper we investigate Zola’s fictional accounts of female illnesses in this series. We argue that Zola weaves his narra­tive by skillfully intermingling his medical knowledge (thus complying with Natu­ralism), gendered notions of his time, and literary objectives. We apply feminist narratologist Robyn Warhol’s concept of the “cultural construction of gender” and show how Zola, while deeply immersed in his own time, repro­duces gendered construction of feminine diseases.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Formvollendetes Leiden an ästhetisierten Krankheiten im aktuellen
           Jugend- bzw. All-Age-Roman

    • Authors: Iris Schäfer
      Abstract: “Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain, and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, [...], is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling” (Burke 1958, 36), writes Edmund Burke 1757 in A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. The idea that pain, danger and terror are much stronger impressions than pleasure, and may be classified as “sources of the sublime”, not only inspired philosophers like Kant, it also can be found in recent young adult literature, in particular the subgenre of Sick Lit, where suffering from a terminal illness is often represented as a sublime condition. Using the examples of Lara Schützsack’s Und auch so bitterkalt (2014), a novel about an anorexic female character, and Anthony McCarten’s novel Superhero (2007), which focuses on a male cancer patient, this article aims to explore the literary strategies employed in illness narratives, emphasizing their aesthetical dimensions.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Autobiographische Krankheitserzählungen in der Gegenwartsliteratur: Siri
           Hustvedt, Paul Kalanithi, Verena Stefan

    • Authors: Nina Schmidt
      Abstract: Illness requires narration: it fulfills a crucial role in the cooperation between patient and doctor, is demanded by one’s social environment, and emerges in the identity work triggered by a medical diagnosis (which in itself constitutes a first narrative model for the ill person to accept, rework or reject). This article examines how contemporary illness narratives recount such communication and how they reflect on the possibilities and limits of narration. It triangulates three life writing texts: Verena Stefan’s Fremdschläfer (2007) about the Swiss-German author’s own experience of breast cancer, Siri Hustvedt’s The Shaking Woman or a History of my Nerves (2010), describing the novelist’s quest for knowledge about the ambiguous shaking she displays, and Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air (2016), which focuses on the author’s role reversal (from doctor to patient) and the approach of his death from lung cancer. Narrative patterns and role models are being traced here; questions about voice and agency appear central in each text. What knowledge does such contemporary life writing hold, and what does it have to say about the dominant conceptualisations of states of health and illness'
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • “Us Two Together”. Creating an Autobiographical Visual
           Narrative about Dementia

    • Authors: Eva Cardon
      Abstract: ‘Graphic medicine’ or ‘graphic pathography’, a subgenre of the autobiographical comic, enables patients or caregivers to relate personal encounters with disease, mostly to process these experiences. When I set out to create the graphic narrative Wij twee samen (“Us Two Together”, 2015), which deals with my father’s develop­ing dementia and slow decline, the goal was to attract a broader audience’s inter­est. By using strategies and techniques that bridge the gap between fine arts, litera­ture, design and comics, the autobiographical storyline evolved into a work of art that transcends the visual diary.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Episodisches Erzählen – Erzählen in Episoden. Medientheoretische
           Überlegungen zur Systematik, Typologie und Historisierung

    • Authors: Florian Kragl
      Abstract: The article discusses episodic storytelling in narratological terms. The focus lies on those cases of episodic storytelling, in which a linear story is split into episodic entities by means of narrative and/or media-related caesurae. This episodic storytelling – we might speak of an episodic storytelling in a narrow, narratological sense – is systematically defined by characteristic techniques of narrative closure. It comprises two subtypes, a ‘storytelling in episodes’ versus a ‘proper episodic storytelling’, which – all interferences let aside – differ with respect to the stronger or weaker narrative autonomy of the individual episode. Both subtypes seem to have their own literary history at least since the European Middle Ages. Throughout the whole article, close attention is given to the (historically variable) media-related mechanisms which facilitate, regulate and restrict episodic storytelling.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • My Narratology

    • Authors: Brian McHale
      Abstract: An Interview with Brian McHale
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Metalepsis and/as Hermeneutics. Julian Hanebeck’s Understanding
           Metalepsis [Review of: Julian Hanebeck: Understanding Metalepsis. The
           Hermeneutics of Narrative Transgression. Berlin 2017]

    • Authors: Alexandra Effe
      Abstract: Review of:Julian Hanebeck: Understanding Metalepsis. The Hermeneutics of Narrative Transgression. Berlin / Boston 2017
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Investigating Interviews with Jewish Emigrants. A Collection of
           Explorations into the Emotional and Narrative Dimension of Texts from the
           Israel Corpus

    • Authors: Marijana Kresić
      Abstract: Review of:Simona Leonardi / Eva-Maria Thüne / Anne Betten (Eds.): Emotionsausdruck und Erzählstrategien in narrativen Interviews. Analysen zu Gesprächsaufnahmen mit jüdischen Emigranten. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2016.
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Exklusive Erzählungen – Andrea Voß fragt, warum über Adelsreisen
           berichtet wurde

    • Authors: Tilman Moritz
      Abstract: Rezension von:Andrea Voß: Reisen erzählen. Erzählrhetorik, Intertextualität und Gebrauchsfunktionen des adligen Bildungsreiseberichts in der Frühen Neuzeit. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter 2016 (= Neue Bremer Beiträge 20).
      PubDate: 2017-12-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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