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Characters in Fictional Worlds

Understanding Imaginary Beings in Literature, Film, and Other Media

Ed. by Eder, Jens / Jannidis, Fotis / Schneider, Ralf

Series:Revisionen 3

    119,95 € / $137.99 / £109.00*

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    November 2010
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    Aims and Scope

    Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet.

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    ix, 596 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Fictional Characters, Characterization, Character Constellation

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    Jens Eder, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz; Fotis Jannidis, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg; Ralf Schneider, Universität Bielefeld.


    "Alle Beiträge sind klar strukturiert. Die analytische Herangehensweise und entsprechende Sprache hinterlassen den Eindruck größter Klarheit."
    Kay Ziegenbalg in: http://www.literaturkritik.de/public/rezension.php?rez_id=15834

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