The study examines how figures are presented in narrative texts. Using modern theories from the cognitive sciences, the author examines the special status of figures as humanlike constructs. The basis is provided by a theory of narrative communication which attempts to account for cultural and historical change in figures and their representation.
Fotis Jannidis is Professor for German Literary Studies at the Technical UniversityDarmstadt.
"[...] kann jedem und jeder an erzähltheoretischen Fragestellungen interessierten daher nur wärmstens empfohlen werden."Sandra Heinen in: Kult_online 9/2006