College of Arts and Sciences

Recent Submissions

  • Newman, Paul (Paul Newman, 2017)
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (JB Metzler Verlag, 2017)
    Welches sind die Eigenschaft en, die eine Geschichte zu einer Geschichte machen? Was ist die Grundform des Erzählens? Und was wird wiedergegeben, wenn Menschen eine kurze Geschichte weitererzählen? Diese Fragen sind ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (Taylor & Francis, 2010)
    This essay examines features of the German Romantic novella and discusses the cognitive work the novella does. The novella presents an unheard‐of event, but does so in such a way which induces the reader to find an appropriate ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (Emotion Review, 2012)
    This paper proposes a three-step model of empathy. It assumes that people have various empathy-related mechanisms available and thus can be described as hyper-empathic (Step 1). Under these conditions, the question of ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (Poetics Today, 2011)
    This article argues that the origin of narrative lies in the “excuse” and that the structure of the excuse marks what we nowadays consider as narrative. The defining feature of the excuse is that it provides a counter-version ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (Meiners Verlag, 2017)
    In historischer Hinsicht fragt dieser Beitrag, warum gerade das Märchen zu einer Kerngattung der Aufklärung werden kann und findet die Antwort in dem Narrativ der Verwundbarkeit. Im Volksmärchen wird die Verwundbarkeit des ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
    This article examines an aberration of empathy that shows a morally problematic aspect of empathy. The examination focuses on a form of behavior that will be described as empathy for empathy’s sake. This empathy for empathy’s ...
  • Newman, Paul (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985)
  • Language 
    Fromkin, Victoria A.; Newman, Paul (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 2004)
  • Newman, Paul (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985)
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (John Hopkins University Press, 2008-04)
    Die Idee der Selbstregulierung von Verhaltensabläufen gehört zu den mächtigsten Versprechen der menschlichen Zivilisation. Selbstregulierung von Verhalten verspricht, je nach Perspektive, Freiheit, Evolution, Optimierung, ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (John Hopkins University Press, 2014-04)
    Any student or reader of the works by Rainer Nägele knows his insistence on what he calls surface reading. Those who have had the privilege of sitting in his classes will also know his reactions to metaphors of depth, ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (Global Cooperation Research, 2015)
    The paper challenges the assumption that empathy is the key source of humanitarianism. It begins by asking what underlies the perception of empathy as one of the chief motors of humanitarian aid. This leads to an examination ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz; Gardner, Kevin M.; Kruschke, John K.; Liddell, Torrin M.; Zorowitz, Samuel (Schloss Dagstuhl, 2013)
    How do narratives influence moral decision-making? Our ongoing studies use serial reproduction of narratives, that is multiple retellings as in the telephone game, of morally ambiguous situations. In particular, we tested ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz; Brower, Eleanor; Whaley, Sarah (Schloss Dagstuhl, 2015)
    This study examines whether there is an optimal degree of eventfulness of short narratives. We ask whether there is a specific degree of eventfulness (unexpectedness) that makes them “stick” better than other stories so ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (John Hopkins University Press, 1995-04)
    Die Celan-Philologie ist seit einigen Jahrzehnten Schauplatz der Diskussion dessen, was lesen heißt. So präzise Texte sprechen, so unklar ist, was sie sagen. Obwohl ein Text ohne Bedeutung kaum denkbar ist, kann das von ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (John Hopkins University Press, 1999-04)
    In den Diskussionen um die Bestimmung der Epochen einerseits und ihrer Schwellen andrerseits, der Paradigmen und ihrer Wechsel, ist sonderbarerweise eine Verbindung selten hergestellt worden: daß nämlich die Epoche ihren ...
  • Breithaupt, Fritz (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
    What is the promise of trauma? Or, why was the concept of trauma invented? Which constellations of discourse made such an invention or discovery desirable, usable, or at least understandable? And, what are the consequences ...
  • Newman, Paul (Kegan Paul, 1988)
  • Newman, Paul (John Benjamins, 2003)

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