Marie-Laure Ryan's articles on Possible Worlds and the Theory of Fiction. (See also Narratology)

2013. “Impossible Worlds and Aesthetic Illusion.” Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and Other Media. Eds. Walter Bernhard and Werner Wolf. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. 131-48.

2012. “Impossible Worlds.” The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature. Eds. Joe Bray, Alison Gibbon and Brian McHale. 368-79.

2011. Fiction, Cognition, and Non-Verbal Media.” Intermediality and Storytelling. Eds. Marina Grishakova and Marie-Laure Ryan. Berlin: De Gruyter, series Narratologia.


2011. “Possible Worlds.” Entry for the Handbook of Narratology. Ed. Peter Hühn.


2011 “Possible Worlds Semantics and Fiction.” The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Ed. Patrick Colm Hogan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

2008. “Fiction,” The International Encyclopedia of Communication (ed. Wolfgang Donsbach), Volume 4. Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford, UK and Malden, MA), 2008, pp. 1808-1812.


2006. From Parallel Universes to Possible Worlds : Ontological Pluralism in Physics, Narratology and Narrative Poetics Today 24.7, 633-674.
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2005. "Possible-worlds Theory." Entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative.

2002. "Fiction and its Other: How Trespassers Help Defend the Border." Semiotica. 138-1/4: 351-69.

1998. "The Text as World Versus the Text as Game: Possible Worlds Semantics and Narrative Theory." Journal of Literary Semantics. 27.3. 137-163.

1997. "Postmodernism and the Doctrine of Panfictionality." Narrative 5.2, 165-187.

1995. "Introduction: From Possible Worlds to Virtual Reality." Style 29.2, 173-183.

1992. "Possible Worlds in Recent Literary Theory." Style 26.4, 528--53.
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1991. "Possible Worlds and Accessibility Relations: A Semantic Typology of Fiction." Poetics Today 12.3, 553-576.

1985. "The Modal Structure of Narrative Universes." Poetics Today 6.4:717-756.
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1984."Fiction as a Logical, Ontological, and Illocutionary Issue." Style 18.2:121-139.
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1980. "Fiction, Non-Factuals, and the Principle of Minimal Departure." Poetics 9:403-422.
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1987. "The Heuristics of Automated Story Generation." Poetics 16: 515-534.


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