Writing on the Verge: a Narratological Approach to Hugo Claus’s Novels as Rewritings of Popular Narrative Patterns

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
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
narratology rewriting popular fiction Claus
Project description

This research project focusses on the interaction between popular and elite culture and the systematic rewriting of popular narrative patterns in Hugo Claus’s novels. Starting from a narratological analysis and Moraru’s 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 Claus’s writing.