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Title Characters in fictional worlds : understanding imaginary beings in literature, film, and other media / edited by Jens Eder, Fotis Jannidis, Ralf Schneider.

Publication Info. New York : De Gruyter, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (596 pages).
Series Revisionen. Grundbegriffe der Literaturtheorie ; 3
Revisionen ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cover13; -- Content -- Characters in Fictional Worlds -- Fictional Characters in Literary and Media Studies -- The Ontology of Fictional Characters -- Characters and Their Plots -- Social Minds in Persuasion -- Activity Types and Characterisation in Dramatic Discourse13; -- On the Constitution of Characters in Poetry -- Engaging Characters: Further Reflections -- Implications of Paradoxical Film Characters for Our Models and Conceptualizations13; -- Stereotypes and the Narratological Analysis of Film Characters13; -- A 8250;Bizarre Love Triangle8249; -- Characters in Comic Books -- Modeling Human-Character Interactionsin Virtual Space -- A Moment-by-Moment Perspective on Readers8217; Experiences of Characters13; -- Scenarios, Characters8217; Roles and Plot Status -- From Predicates to People like Us -- Objects of 8250;Empathy8249; -- Parasocial Relationships -- Multiple Protagonist Films -- Ethnic Stereotypes as Elements of Character Formation13; -- The Gender(ing) of Fictional Characters -- Transtextual Characters -- Cenerentola Risen from the Ashes.
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Summary Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys todaý s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as th.
Subject Characters and characteristics in mass media.
Fictitious characters.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Characters and characteristics in mass media. (OCoLC)fst00852297
Fictitious characters. (OCoLC)fst00923780
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Added Author Eder, Jens.
Jannidis, Fotis.
Schneider, Ralf, 1966-
Other Form: Print version: Characters in fictional worlds. New York : De Gruyter, 2010 9783110232417 (DLC) 2010037621 (OCoLC)664352668
ISBN 9783110232424 (electronic bk.)
3110232421 (electronic bk.)
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