By Jan Christoph Meister,Marie-Laure Ryan,Alastair Matthews
“Computing motion” takes a brand new method of the phenomenon of narrated motion in literary texts. It starts with a survey of philosophical ways to the concept that of motion, starting from analytical to transcendental and eventually constructivist definitions. This results in the formula of a brand new version of motion, during which the center definitions constructed in conventional structuralist narratology and Greimassian semiotics are reconceptualised within the gentle of constructivist theories.
In the second one a part of the examine, the combinatory version of motion proposed is placed into perform within the context of a computer-aided research of the motion constructs logically implied by means of narrative texts. specialized literary computing instruments have been built for the needs of this research of textual information: EVENTPARSER, an interactive software for parsing occasions in literary texts, and EPITEST, a device for subjecting the mark-up records hence produced to a combinatory research of the episode and motion constructs they include.
The 3rd a part of the e-book provides a case learn of Goethe's “Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten”. the following, the sensible program of conception and technique finally results in a brand new interpretation of Goethe's recognized Novellenzyklus as a scientific test within the narrative building of motion - an scan meant to illustrate not just Goethe's aesthetic ideas, but in addition, and extra essentially, his epistemological convictions.
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