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Fiktion und Weltwissen
Der Beitrag nichtfiktionaler Konzepte zur Sinnkonstitution fiktionaler Erzählliteratur
Fiction and reality - this dualism has traditionally shaped the debate on fictionality in literary studies. What remains striking, however, is a contradiction between literary theory and the practice of textual analysis. For what is often denied to “realia” for reasons of literary aesthetics, indirectly confirms the practice of interpretation: the importance of non-fictional elements for the understanding of a text.
This study attempts to abandon the dichotomy of fiction and reality in favour of a model that takes into account the cognitive character of linguistic meanings. Thus, the model makes it possible to take account of the function of non-fictional concepts as points of reference in the constitution of meaning in fictional narrative texts. The results of cognitive semantics will be made fruitful for literary studies: a new theoretical foundation is established in order to differentiate between fictional and non-fictional parts of fictional narrative literature.
A Typology of the different ways in which non-fictional elements are used is established, and detailed case studies of texts by authors as diverse as Uwe Johnson, Christoph Ransmayr and Lewis Carroll anchor the theoretical considerations in concrete textual analyses.
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