Text Theatricality. An integrated approach based on rhetorical narratology and performance analysis Ghent University
The present proposal takes its cue from the increasing trend to adapt novels to the theatrical
stage and from other innovative performance practices (reading performances, installations,
social immersion projects). The project aims to study the intersection between narrative and
drama both from a theoretical point of view and in contemporary performance practices.
Selected case studies from 20th and 21st century German ...
Text theatricality in the Dutch theatre repertoire of Paul Pourveur
The theatrical repertoire of Paul Pourveur turns out to be resistant to an evident staging. Our hypothesis is that this is due to the specific text theatricality that largely overpowers the dramatic theatricality of his work. In this study we want to find out which specific elements or strategies constitute this ...
Rewriting Anthropocene Aesthetics: A Rhetorical and Narratological Analysis of the Sublime in Contemporary U.S. Literature KU Leuven
The main goal of this project is to explore the rhetorical and aesthetic affordances and limits of the sublime for figuring modes of materiality and (non-)human agency in contemporary U.S. literature. Because the sublime has a particularly contested literary and cultural history in the USA, where the “American Sublime” has been entangled with problematic notions such as the wilderness, the frontier, and technology, this project offers close ...
Writing on the Verge: a Narratological Approach to Hugo ClausU+2019s Novels as Rewritings of Popular Narrative Patterns Ghent University
This research project focusses on the interaction between popular and elite culture and the systematic rewriting of popular narrative patterns in Hugo ClausU+2019s novels. Starting from a narratological analysis and MoraruU+2019s concept rewriting (2001), this project presents a detailed analysis of five novels and, taking this as a starting point, then shed light on the evolution in ClausU+2019s writing.
The fictional life. A narratological-rhetorical approach to characterization and fictionality in the Greek biographers in the imperial period Ghent University
This research project aims at a formal description of fictionality in ancient sophists' and philosophers' biographies (that is, non-fiction with clearly fictional characteristics) from the imperial period (1st-4th cent. AD). Therefore it develops a narratological-rhetorical analysis of character construction. This project enhances our understanding of the formal specificity of fictional and non-fictional narrative literature.
Born in the Wrong Story: An Embodied Approach to Transgender Narratives in Dutch Fiction University of Antwerp
Digital comics: forms, functions, and preservation Ghent University
The project intends to examine a key corpus of digital comics from a formal perspective, analyzing the way they experiment with the features offered by the digital format. This involves reflecting on the forms that can be adopted in the digital environment once the page format is no longer a constraint. It also means investigating their specificities for what concerns multimodality (the inclusion of different modes, such as audio and ...
The body in the renewel of the Dutch novel on the borders of modernism and postmodernism (1960-1970) Ghent University
This project aims to examine the presentation of the body, and its innovative function in the renewal of the Dutch novel 1960-1970. On the basis of nine novels, which represent the different innovative tendencies, I first analyze the thematic description of the body by way of metonymy and metaphor, and the narratology of the body. Secondly, I investigate how innovative this thematical and narratological body has been.
: Sacred Fiction. A narratological-rhetorical analysis of novelistic topicality and generic specificity in late antique hagiography. Ghent University
Literary-technical research into Christian Greek and Latin fictional texts (fourth to sixth centuries AD) Acta Martyrum and Passiones from Late Antiquity: generic specificity compared with the ancient novel, formal analysis of narrative techniques, construction of novelistic topoi and characterization-techniques; structuralist narratology and ancient rhetoric shed new light on the tradition of veneration of the martyrs.