Metalepsis in six selected prose works by Günter Grass (1961-2010)

01 October 2011 → 12 May 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
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Project description

This project aims to analyze the narrative phenomenon 'metalepsis' in six prose works by Günter Grass. The project will investigate the relation of metalepsis to time, space and intertextuality. It will chart the functions of metalepsis in the narrative structure and attempt to clarify this structure. It will be shown that the metalepsis supports the poetics the prose works convey.