The contributions in this volume are all related to one of Ulrich Broich's main fields of research and teaching, the way stories are told in the various literary genres. The papers range from Chaucer to 20th-century literature; they discuss poems, prologues, plays and novels, French philosophers and English sermons, the Anglo-Boer War and totalitarianism.
1. Tabula Gratulatoria; 2. preface (by Lehmann, Elmar); 3. Chaucer's Slow-motion Camera - and What it Does to the Fabliau (by Diller, Hans-Jurgen); 4. "Man's Distinctive Mark": Paradoxical Distinctions Between Man and His Bestial Other in Early Modern Texts (by Pfister, Manfred); 5. Authority and Representation in the Pre-Shakespearean Prologue (by Weimann, Robert); 6. The Rise of a New Literary Genre: Thomas Deloney's Bourgeois Novel Jack of Newbury (by Stemmler, Theo); 7. Love Stories. Antony and Cleopatra Plays of the 16th and 17th Centuries (by Lehmann, Elmar); 8. "I Repeat and Repeat." Repetition as Structure in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (by Suerbaum, Ulrich); 9. Undermining Public Opinion. The Function of Narrative in Fielding's Tom Jones (by Stratmann, Gerd); 10. Falling and the Fall in Sterne's Tristram Shandy (by Wolff, Erwin); 11. Preachers and Preaching. Emotionalism in Eighteenth-Century Homiletics and Homilies (by Lenz, Bernd); 12. Philosophers as Story-Tellers. Difficulties of the Enlightenment With Morality (by Warning, Rainer); 13. Of Ants And Alien: Wells's The War of the Worlds as Menippean Satire (by Koppenfels, Werner von); 14. History as Romance, Tragedy and Farce. Narrative Versions of the Anglo-boer War (by Reckwitz, Erhard); 15. Common Traits of Chaucer's and Joyce's Narrative Art (by Erzgraber, Willi); 16. Can Stories be Read as Music? Possibilities and Limitations of Applying Musical Metaphors to Fiction (by Wolf, Werner); 17. How Boris Pil'niak Came to Know "The Way" - Japanese -"Stories are Created"* (by Maurer, Karl); 18. Austrian Auden (by Firchow, Peter); 19. Totalitarianism: A New Story? An Old Story? (by Lerner, Laurence); 20. A Further Case of the 'Detective Novel Unbound'. Thornton Wilder's the Eighth Day and the Mystery Novel (by Borgmeier, Raimund); 21. The Authorial Mind and The Question of Gender (by Schabert, Ina); 22. Ulrich Broich - List of Publications