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Edited Volume: Adventure. Narrative Pattern, Formal Principle, Genre


The group’s first edited volume has just been published with Brill. It inaugurates the book series Philology of Adventure.

Adventure. Narrative Pattern, Formal Principle, Genre (ed. Martin von Koppenfels and Manuel Mühlbacher)

The narrative pattern of adventure bears an ambiguous and historically instable relationship to principles of literary form. It can appear in various genres, and yet some lend themselves more readily to adventurous storytelling than others. It emerges in Old French verse but soon crosses the boundary towards the prose novel. This collection of essays explores how adventure interacts with the genres and textual forms it occurs in.

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