IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(2): 94-98 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.2.257

Prospects of Using a Narratological Approach and Possible-Worlds Theory to the Study of Poetic Texts Based on the Example of Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann and Lia Sturua

Salome Pataridze
Abstract—Since poems are short and describe an action (story) in an abstract form, various contexts or motives in them are indicated unclearly with unfinished sentences and half-spoken words. Therefore, the analysis of lyric texts requires skills of reconstruction. In order for a text to be narrative, a concept of story is significant. A story in lyric is conveyed in a different way as it tells the memories, beliefs, desires and thoughts of the protagonist, narrator in the form of monologue and, thus, time dimensions unite in one moment. In the history of literature, texts of women authors were often mentioned as plotless texts due to their lack of the classical narrative structure. The article analyzes three poems of Austrian Ingeborg Bachmann and Georgian Lia Sturua in the context of the Possible World Theory, and ecriture feminine, and Woman as “Other” by Simone de Beauvoir, whereas the interpretation of the two poems enabled to highlight aspirations, desires and fantasies of Lyric I in a patriarchal/symbolic world.

Index Terms—Actual world, femininity, narration in lyrics, possible worlds, symbolic order.

S. Patardze is with the School of Arts and Sciences, Ilia State University Tbilisi, Georgia (e-mail: salome.pataridze@iliauni.edu.ge).

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Cite:Salome Pataridze, "Prospects of Using a Narratological Approach and Possible-Worlds Theory to the Study of Poetic Texts Based on the Example of Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann and Lia Sturua," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 94-98, 2020.

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