Focus on Empirical Approaches to Narrative. Focus Editors: Jan Alber and Sven Strasen

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The Institute for English, American and Romance Studies and ACCELS -- Aachen Center for Cognitive and Empirical Literary Studies -- are proud to announce a valuable contribution to the publication landscape. Prof. Dr. Jan Alber, Chair of Cognitive Literary Studies, and apl. Prof Sven Strasen, Chair of British Literary Studies, are the Focus Editors of the latest issue of the nationally and internationally renowned journal Anglistik. Volume 31, Issue 1 (2020) shines with outstanding content, innovative questions and renowned contributors. In addition to the editorial and content achievements of Prof. Alber and Prof. Strasen, Caroline Kutsch and Jessica Jumpertz, research assistants at both chairs, contribute with their rspective articles to the strength of this special edition.

Issue 1 (2020) focuses on empirical approaches in narrative research and presents the latest findings in empirical and cognitive narratology. The journal Anglistik contains scholarly articles covering the entire spectrum of English Studies, from linguistics and literary studies to subject didactics. A particular concern of the journal is the introduction to innovative questions and new developments in the individual academic fields of the subject. New publications from all areas of English Studies are presented in concise reviews.

Anglistik is the scientific organ of the German Anglists Association and is published three times a year (Spring, Summer, Winter). Since issue 23.1 (Spring 2012) English Studies is available free of charge as an open access online journal.

Focus on Empirical Approaches to Narrative. Focus Editors: Jan Alber and Sven Strasen


Empirical Literary Studies: An Introduction
Jan Alber, Sven Strasen

The Effects of Free Indirect Style in George Eliot's ‘Middlemarch’. A Reader Response Study
Paul Sopcak, Don Kuiken, David S. Miall

“It's Fun Escaping into a Different World and Having Your Own Experiences”: A Qualitative Interview Study on the Dimensions of Experientiality During Reading
Caroline Kutsch

Capturing the Ways We Read: Introducing the Reading Habits Questionnaire
Moniek M. Kuijpers, Shawn Douglas, Don Kuiken

Interpreting (Autistic?) Mind Style: Categorisation and Narrative Interrelation in Reading Group Discussions of ‘The Universe Versus Alex Woods’
Sara Whiteley

Finding Meaning Through Literature: ‘Foregrounding’ as an Emergent Effect
Frank Hakemulder

An Empirical Study of Readers’ Identification with a Narrator
Jessica Jumpertz, Wiebke Tary

Expecting the Unexpected?: Predictive Coding, Pattern Recognition, and Surprise in Narratives
Pia Börgerding, Marie-Christine Benen, Alexander Bergs

Imagining Differently: Relationships between Reading and Gaming Habits, Mental Imagery Construction, and Perspective-Taking When Processing a Fictional Narrative Scene
Andrea Macrae

Feminist Revisions of the Sonnet in the Works of Patience Agbabi and Sophie Hannah
Wieland Schwanebeck

“All Distress is Food-Related”: T. Coraghessan Boyle’s ‘The Road to Wellville’ (1993)
Peter Freese

Eva Ulrike Pirker, Noah Riseman, Anja Höing, Uta Woiwod