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The Resource Possible worlds in literary theory

Possible worlds in literary theory

Label
Possible worlds in literary theory
Title
Possible worlds in literary theory
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of possible worlds, originally introduced in philosophical logic, has recently gained interdisciplinary influence; it proves to be a productive tool when borrowed by literary theory to explain the notion of fictional worlds. In this book Ruth Ronen develops a comparative reading of the use of possible worlds in philosophy and in literary theory, and offers an analysis of the way the concept contributes to our understanding of fictionality and the structure and ontology of fictional worlds. Dr Ronen suggests a new set of criteria for the definition of fictionality, making rigorous distinctions between fictional and possible worlds; and through specific studies of domains within fictional worlds - events, objects, time, and point of view - she proposes a radical rethinking of the problem of fictionality in general and fictional narrativity in particular
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Ronen, Ruth
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Literature, culture, theory
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Possibility in literature
  • Reality in literature
  • Possibility
  • Logic
Label
Possible worlds in literary theory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Possible worlds, fictional worlds -- The possibility of fictional worlds -- The fictionality of fictional worlds -- Fictional entities, incomplete beings -- Fictional events and the intricacies of plot -- Focalization and fictional perspective -- Fictional time
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521456487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Possible worlds in literary theory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Possible worlds, fictional worlds -- The possibility of fictional worlds -- The fictionality of fictional worlds -- Fictional entities, incomplete beings -- Fictional events and the intricacies of plot -- Focalization and fictional perspective -- Fictional time
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521456487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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