Bibliography of German Narratology

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[Editors' Note] The following bibliography of German narratological work is a selection from a much wider field. The selection criteria have been to include key studies in the field which are frequently referred to in German narratological criticism and are now classics of the field, irrespective of whether they are composed in German or English. In particular, the bibliography is designed to introduce non-German speakers to major narratologists whose work has been widely influential in German-speaking academia. Secondly, we include work published in English by key German narratologists, including work published in international journals with which the reader may already be familiar. Third, we have included major contributions to narratology that appeared in English in Festschriften, proceedings, and other European collections of essays of which the American reader may not easily have been aware. In this bibliography we also include the work of scholars of non-German origin who are teaching at German, Austrian, or Swiss universities and have therefore published in these kinds of volumes, treating them as "honorary Germans." The bibliography officially starts in 1975, but we have included especially important publications (classics) published before this date.

In some cases, English transliterations have been given for all or part of a German title.

Abraham, Werner, and Kurt Braunmuller. "Towards a Theory of Style and Metaphor." Poetics 2 (1973): 103-48.

Adams, Jon K. "Causality and Narrative." Journal of Literary Semantics 18 (1989): 149-62.

--. "Intention and Narrative." Journal of Literary Semantics 20 (1991): 63-77.

--. Narrative Explanation: A Pragmatic Theory of Discourse. Frankfurt: Lang, 1996.

--. "Order and Narrative." Pier, Recent 111-27.

Alber, Jan. "The 'Moreness' or 'Lessness' of 'Natural' Narratology: Samuel Beckett's 'Lessness' Reconsidered." Style 36 (2002): 54-75.

Anderegg, Johannes. Fiktion und Kommunikation. Ein Beitrag zur Theorie der Prosa [Fiction(ality) and Communication: A Contribution to the Theory of Prose]. 1973. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1977.

Bierwisch, Manfred. "Poetik und Linguistik." Mathematik und Dichtung: Versuche zur Frage einer exakten Literaturwissenschaft. Ed. Helmut Kreuzer and Rul Gunzenhauser. Munich: Nymphenburger Verlags-Handlung, 1965. 49-65.

Bonheim, Helmut. "Narration in the Second Person." Recherches Anglaises et Americaines 16 (1983): 69-80.

--. The Narrative Modes: Techniques of the Short Story. Cambridge: Brewer, 1982.

--. "Point of View Models." Bonheim, ed. 285-307.

--. "Theory of Narrative Modes." Semiotica 14 (1975): 329-44.

--, ed. Literary Systematics. Cambridge: Brewer, 1990.

Botheroyd, Paul Francis. Ich und Er." First and Third Person Self-Reference and Problems of Identity in Three Contemporary German-Language Novels. The Hague: Mouton, 1976.

Breuer, Horst. "Typenkreise und Kreuztabellen: Modelle erzahlerischer Vermittlung" [Typological Circles and Cross Tables: Models of Narratorial Mediation]. Poetica 30 (1998): 234-49.

Broich, Ulrich. "Gibt es eine 'neutrale Erzahlsituation'?" [Is There a "Neutral" Narrative Situation?]. Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 33 (1983): 129-45.

Casparis, Christian Paul. Tense without Time: The Present Tense in Narration. Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten, 84. Berne: Francke, 1975.

Collier, Gordon. "Apparent Feature-Anomalies in Subjectivized Third-Person Narration." Pier, Recent 129-51.

--. The Rocks and Sticks of Words: Style, Discourse and Narrative Structure in the Fiction of Patrick White. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1992.

Dannenberg, Hilary P. "The Coincidence Plot in Narrative Fiction." Anglistentag 2002 Bayreuth: Proceedings. Ed. Ewald Mengel, Hans-Jorg Schmid, and Michael Steppat. Trier: WVT, 2003. 509-20.

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