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

Ilona Mader, Regina Seiwald

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    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. 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDynamik der Form: Literarische Modellbildung zwischen Formgebung und Formverlust
    EditorsSona Lisa Arasteh-Roodsary, Gina Derhard, Jutta Gerber, Katharina Andrea Kalthoff, Thomas Kater, Simon Scharf, Kerstin Wilhelms
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Print)9783825346232
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 26 Sept 2019


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