Master Class with Prof. Dr. Jan Alber: The Development of Narrative Theory

This winter semester, the Department of English Literature brings you a Master Class with Prof. Dr. Jan Alber, a specialist in narratology from RWTH Aachen. This coming December he will offer the class:

„The Development of Narrative Theory:
From Structuralist Narratology to Postclassical Narratologies“

Prof. Dr. Alber will trace the development of narratology from its structuralist beginnings to postclassical approaches, with a focus on cognitive narratology, unnatural narratives as well as film narratology.

The Master Class will be held online, via Zoom,
on Dec 17, 14:00-19:00 and Dec 18, 10:00-16:00 CET.

If you are interested and would like to take part in it, please register via e-mail to susan.braehler(at)

She will provide you with access information as well as the texts Prof. Dr. Alber asks all participants to read ahead of his class.

Folgende Inhaltsblöcke sind geplant:

1. Russian Formalism and Structuralism
2. Structuralist Narratology
3. Postclassical Narratologies and Cognitive Narratology
4. The Unnatural and What To Do with It
5. Film Narratology


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