Publications

 

Focus on Empirical Approaches to Narrative. Focus Editors: Jan Alber and Sven Strasen

Anglistik - International Journal of English Studies Copyright: Anglistik - International Journal of English Studies

ACCELS and the Institute for English, American and Romance Studies is proud to announce a valuable contribution to the publication landscape. Prof. Dr. Jan Alber, Chair of Cognitive Literary Studies, and apl. Prof Sven Strasen, Chair of British Literary Studies, are the Focus Editors of the latest issue of the nationally and internationally renowned journal Anglistik. Volume 31, Issue 1 (2020) shines with outstanding content, innovative questions and renowned contributors. In addition to the editorial and content achievements of Prof. Alber and Prof. Strasen, Caroline Kutsch and Jessica Jumpertz, research assistants at both chairs, contribute with their rspective articles to the strength of this special edition.

Issue 1 (2020) focuses on empirical approaches in narrative research and presents the latest findings in empirical and cognitive narratology. The journal Anglistik contains scholarly articles covering the entire spectrum of English Studies, from linguistics and literary studies to subject didactics. A particular concern of the journal is the introduction to innovative questions and new developments in the individual academic fields of the subject. New publications from all areas of English Studies are presented in concise reviews.

Anglistik is the scientific organ of the German Anglists Association and is published three times a year (Spring, Summer, Winter). Since issue 23.1 (Spring 2012) English Studies is available free of charge as an open access online journal.

Focus on Empirical Approaches to Narrative. Focus Editors: Jan Alber and Sven Strasen

Contributions:

Empirical Literary Studies: An Introduction
Jan Alber, Sven Strasen

The Effects of Free Indirect Style in George Eliot's ‘Middlemarch’. A Reader Response Study
Paul Sopcak, Don Kuiken, David S. Miall

“It's Fun Escaping into a Different World and Having Your Own Experiences”: A Qualitative Interview Study on the Dimensions of Experientiality During Reading
Caroline Kutsch

Capturing the Ways We Read: Introducing the Reading Habits Questionnaire
Moniek M. Kuijpers, Shawn Douglas, Don Kuiken

Interpreting (Autistic?) Mind Style: Categorisation and Narrative Interrelation in Reading Group Discussions of ‘The Universe Versus Alex Woods’
Sara Whiteley

Finding Meaning Through Literature: ‘Foregrounding’ as an Emergent Effect
Frank Hakemulder

An Empirical Study of Readers’ Identification with a Narrator
Jessica Jumpertz, Wiebke Tary

Expecting the Unexpected?: Predictive Coding, Pattern Recognition, and Surprise in Narratives
Pia Börgerding, Marie-Christine Benen, Alexander Bergs

Imagining Differently: Relationships between Reading and Gaming Habits, Mental Imagery Construction, and Perspective-Taking When Processing a Fictional Narrative Scene
Andrea Macrae

Feminist Revisions of the Sonnet in the Works of Patience Agbabi and Sophie Hannah
Wieland Schwanebeck

“All Distress is Food-Related”: T. Coraghessan Boyle’s ‘The Road to Wellville’ (1993)
Peter Freese

Reviews
Eva Ulrike Pirker, Noah Riseman, Anja Höing, Uta Woiwod

 

Further Publications

 

Prof. Dr. Jan Alber

  • Alber, Jan. "Literature as Identity Laboratory: Storyworld Possible Selves and Boundary Expansions." The Value of Literature, edited by Ansgar and Vera Nünning. Tübingen: Narr, forthcoming.
  • Alber, Jan, and Peter Wenzel (eds.) Introduction to Cognitive Narratology. Trier: WVT, work in progress.
  • Alber, Jan, and Sven Strasen (eds.) Focus on Empirical Approaches to Narrative, special issue of Anglistik, vol. 31, no. 1, 2020.
  • Alber, Jan, Caroline Kutsch, and Sven Strasen. "Empirical Literary Studies." Methods of Analysis in Literary Studies, edited by Ansgar Nünning and Vera Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler, in print.
  • Alber, Jan, Marco Caracciolo, Stefan Iversen, Karin Kukkonen, and Henrik Skov Nielsen. "Introduction: Unnatural and Cognitive Perspectives on Narrative (A Theory Crossover)." Poetics Today, vol. 39, no. 3, 2018, pp. 429-45.
  • Alber, Jan, Marco Caracciolo, and Irina Marchesini. "Mimesis: The Unnatural between Situation Models and Interpretive Strategies." Poetics Today, vol. 39, no. 3, 2018, pp. 447-71.
  • Alber, Jan. "Rhetorical Ways of Covering Up Speculations and Hypotheses, or Why Empirical Investigations of Real Readers Matter." Style, vol. 51, no. 1-2, 2018, pp. 34-39.
  • Alber, Jan. "Logical Contradictions, Possible Worlds Theory, and the Embodied Mind." Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology, edited by Alice Bell and Marie-Laure Ryan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018, pp. 157-76.
  • Alber, Jan. "Gaping before Monumental Unnatural Inscriptions? The Necessity of a Cognitive Approach." Style, vol. 50, no. 4, 2016, pp. 434-41.
  • Alber, Jan. Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
  • Alber, Jan. "The Social Minds in Factual and Fictional We-Narratives of the Twentieth Century." Narrative, vol. 23, no. 2, 2015, pp. 212-25
  • Alber, Jan. "Unnatural Narrative Theory: The Systematic Study of Anti-Mimeticism." Literature Compass, vol. 10, no. 5, 2013, pp. 449-60.
  • Alber, Jan. "'Natural' Narratology." Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory, edited by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, and Marie-Laure Ryan. London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 394-5.
  • Alber, Jan. "The 'Moreness' or 'Lessness' of 'Natural' Narratology: Samuel Beckett's "Lessness" Reconsidered." Style, vol. 36, no.1, 2002, pp. 54-75; reprinted in Short Story Criticism, vol. 74, 2004, pp. 113-24.
 

Deborah de Muijnck, M.A.

  • Schneider, Ralf, and Deborah de Muijnck. "Methods of Reception Theory and Cognitive Approaches - From Reception Aesthetics to Cognitive Poetics." Methods of Analysis in Literary Studies, edited by Ansgar Nünning and Vera Nünning, Metzler, in print.
  • de Muijnck, Deborah. "When Breath Becomes Air: Constructing Stable Narrative Identity During Terminal Illness." Narrative, special issue of Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, Issue 38, edited by Calvin Fung and Giulia Mastrantoni. Melbourne: Monash University, 2019, pp. 44-69
 

Dipl. Gyml. Caroline Kutsch

  • Alber, Jan, Caroline Kutsch, and Sven Strasen. "Empirical Literary Studies." Methods of Analysis in Literary Studies, edited by Ansgar Nünning and Vera Nünning, Metzler, in print.
  • Kutsch, Caroline. "'It's Fun Escaping into a Different World and Having Your Own Experiences': A Qualitative Interview Study on the Dimensions of Experientiality During Reading." Focus on Empirical Approaches to Narrative, special issue of Anglistik, vol. 31, no.1, 2020, pp. 31-51.
  • Kutsch, Caroline, and Sven Strasen. “Models of Experientiality: Or, When Russian Formalism Meets Embodied Cognition and Empirical Literary Studies.” Modelle in der Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft sowie ihrer Didaktik/Models in Literary Studies and Linguistics. Festschrift für Peter Wenzel, edited by Sven Strasen and Julia Vaeßen. Trier: WVT, 2019, pp. 55-80.
 

Prof. Dr. Ralf Schneider

  • Missinne, Lut, Ralf Schneider, and Beatrix Theresa van Dam (eds.) Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Fiktionalität. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter, 2020.
  • Schneider, Ralf, and Deborah de Muijnck. "Methods of Reception Theory and Cognitive Approaches - From Reception Aesthetics to Cognitive Poetics." Methods of Analysis in Literary Studies, edited by Ansgar Nünning and Vera Nünning, Metzler, in print.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Is there a Future for Neuro-Narratology?" Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by John Pier and Philippe Roussin. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2017, pp. 479-497.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Kognitivistische Narratologie." Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Erzählen, edited by Martin Huber and Wolf Schmid. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2017, pp. 580-596.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Interpretationsschemata und Rezeptionsprozess: Anmerkungen zum Interpretieren aus Sicht einer kognitiven Rezeptionstheorie." Literatur interpretieren: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Theorie und Praxis, edited by Jan Borowski, Stefan Descher, Felicitas Ferder, and Philipp David Heine. Münster: Mentis, 2015, pp. 251-276.
  • Schneider, Ralf, and Marcus Hartner. "The Cognitive Theory of Literary Genres Revisited: Cues from Construction Grammar and Conceptual Integration." Linguistics & Literary Studies: Interfaces, Encounters, Transfers, edited by Daniel Jacob and Monika Fludernik. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2014, pp. 383-401.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "The Cognitive Theory of Character Reception: An Updated Proposal." Focus on Reception and Reader Response, special issue of Anglistik, edited by Renate Brosch, vol. 24, no. 2, 2013, pp. 117-134.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Making Sense: Ziele, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer kognitiven Rezeptionstheorie.“ Konstruktionsgeschichten: Narrationsbezogene Ansätze in der Religionsforschung, edited by Gabriela Brahier and Dirk Johannsen. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2013, pp. 37-53.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "New Narrative Dynamics? How the Order of a Text and the Reader’s Cognition and Emotion Create its Meanings." New Narratologies: Recent Developments and New Directions, special issue of Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift, edited by Ansgar Nünning, vol. 63, no.1, 2013, pp. 47-67.
  • Schneider, Ralf, and Marcus Hartner (eds). Blending and the Study of Narrative: Approaches and Applications. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2012.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Blending and the Study of Narrative: An Introduction." Blending and the Study of Narrative. Approaches and Applications, edited by Ralf Schneider and Marcus Hartner. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2012, pp. 1-30.
  • Schneider, Ralf, Jens Eder, and Fotis Jannidis (eds.) Characters in Fictional Worlds: Understanding Imaginary Beings in Literature, Film and Other Media. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2010.
  • Schneider, Ralf, Jens Eder, and Fotis Jannidis. "Understanding Characters in Fictional Worlds: An Introduction." Characters in Fictional Worlds: Understanding Imaginary Beings in Literature, Film and Other Media, edited by Jens Eder, Fotis Jannidis, and Ralf Schneider. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2010, pp. 3-64.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Methoden Rezeptionstheoretischer und Kognitionswissenschaftlicher Ansätze." Methoden der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaftlichen Textanalyse, edited by Vera Nünning and Ansgar Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2010, pp. 91-108.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Metaphor." Bielefeld Introduction to Applied Linguistics, edited by Stephan Gramley and Vivian Gramley. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2008, pp. 243-253.
  • Schneider, Ralf, and Monika Fludernik. "Cognitive Approaches in Literature and Linguistics." Anglistentag 2007 Münster. Proceedings, edited by Klaus Stierstorfer. Trier: WVT, 2008, pp. 181-190. (Section edited: pp. 181-276.)
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Literary Childhoods and the Blending of Conceptual Spaces: Transdifference and the Other in Ourselves." Theorizing Difference and Transdifference, special issue of Journal for the Study of British Cultures, edited by Doris Feldmann, Ina Habermann, and Dunja Mohr, vol. 13, no. 2, 2006, pp. 147-160.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Emotion and Narrative", "Reader Constructs", "Reader Response Theory", and "Reception Theory". The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory, edited by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, and Marie-Laure Ryan. London, New York: Routledge, 2005, pp. 136-137, 483-484, 484-486, 492-493.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Hypertext Narrative and the Reader: A View from Cognitive Theory." The Cognitive Turn: Papers in Cognitive Literary Studies, special issue of European Journal of English Studies, edited by Michael Toolan and Jean-Jacques Weber, vol. 9, no. 2, 2005, pp. 197-208.
  • Schneider, Ralf, and Craig A. Hamilton. "From Iser to Turner and Beyond: Reception Theory Meets Cognitive Criticism." Style, vol. 36, no. 4, 2002, pp. 640-658.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Toward a Cognitive Theory of Literary Character: The Dynamics of Mental-Model Construction." Style, vol. 35, no. 4, 2001, pp. 607-640.
  • Schneider, Ralf. Grundriß zur kognitiven Theorie der Figurenrezeption am Beispiel des Viktorianischen Romans. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2000.
  • Schneider, Ralf. "Pour une Théorie Cognitive du Personnage Littéraire: La Dynamique de Construction d'un Modèle Mentale." Translated by Aline Jarousse. TLE – Theorie, Littérature, Enseignement, vol. 17, 1999, pp. 87-113.
 

Apl. Prof. Dr. Sven Strasen

  • Strasen, Sven. "Fiktionalität und Leseprozesse." Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Fiktionalität, edited by Lut Missinne, Ralf Schneider, and Beatrix Theresa van Dam. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter, 2020, pp. 297-323.
  • Strasen, Sven, and Julia Vaeßen. "A Cognitive and Cultural Reader Response Theory of Character Construction." Style and Response: Minds Media Methods, edited by Alice Bell et al., Benjamins, in print.
  • Alber, Jan, Caroline Kutsch, and Sven Strasen. “Empirical Methods in Literary Studies.” Methods of Analysis in Literary Studies: Approaches, Concepts and Case-Studies, edited by Vera and Ansgar Nünning, Trier: WVT, in print.
  • Kutsch, Caroline, and Sven Strasen. “Models of Experientiality: Or, When Russian Formalism Meets Embodied Cognition and Empirical Literary Studies.” Modelle in der Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft sowie ihrer Didaktik/Models in Literary Studies and Linguistics, edited by Sven Strasen and Julia Vaeßen. Trier: WVT, 2019, pp. 55-80.
  • Strasen, Sven. "Literaturwissenschaftliche Rezeptionsforschung. Auf dem Weg von der Produkt- zur Prozessästhetik." Der Deutschunterricht, vol. 3, 2017, pp. 19-27.
  • Strasen, Sven. Rezeptionstheorien: Literatur-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaftliche Ansätze und Kulturelle Modelle. Trier: WVT, 2008.