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English Flashcards on Literature, created by kuemli on 11/15/2013.

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What is literature? -self-referential -highly regarded -non-pragmatic -imaginative writing -specific use of language
Imaginative writing (What is literature?) not fact,but fiction ok,but... philosophical texts are considered literature. and what about the bible?
specific use of language (What is literature?) a deviation from the linguistic norm ok,but... this is not limited to literature: "an apple a day keeps the doctor away",biographies,modern literature
Literature is self-referential... (What is literature?) ...but so are nursery rhymes,advertising slogans, etc. =>"This sentence,no verb" -draws attention to its own principles
Literature is non-pragmatic. (What is literature?) but what about: -Die Leiden des jungen Werther -Catharsis,Aristotle Literature is effective. (D. Attridge) -use literature as a guideline for their own life
Literature is writing that is highly regarded. (What is literature?) Problem: historical change,modification of the canon (inclusion of women, postcolonial texts, popular fiction,etc.)
literature is functional (T.Eagleton) you want a novel to be literature,therefore it is
Literary theories -author-centred approaches -text-centred approaches -reader-centred approaches approaches author-centred.jpg (image/jpg)
2. text-centred approaches text_centred.jpg (image/jpg)
3. reader-centred approaches reader_centred.jpg (image/jpg)
anticipatory function of literature author picks sth. up, years later this happens
ethical function of literature reflecting your own moral concept, but can experience the protagonists moral without doing it on your own ("Probehandeln")
passionate thinking can suffer/be happy with character => can be cleansing (catharsis)
What does homodiegetic/autodiegetic mean? narrator is part of the story (Stanzel's first person narration)
What does heterodiegetic mean? Narrator is not part of the fictional world (Stanzel's authorial/figural narration)
Who established the terms Homodiegetic/Autodiegetic and Heterodiegetic Narration? Gerard Genette
story time erzählte Zeit (Zeit, die innerhalb der Geschichte verstreicht)
discourse time Erzählzeit (Zeit, die man fürs Lesen braucht)
summary (concerning time) story time > discourse time
Stretch (concerning Time) Story Time < Discourse Time
Scene (Concerning Time) Story time= Discourse Time
Ellipsis omission,omits aspects of no importance
Pause Comment, description
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