Das Fabelbuch als Rahmenerzählung: Intertextualität und Intratextualität als Wege zur Interpretation des Buchs der Beispiele der alten Weisen Antons von Pforr
Here is a great example of a helpful Habilitationsschrift! And it is particularly precious to me because it is inscribed by Sabine Für Greg, der Kalila wa- Dimna genauso schätzt wie ich! I show this book off when we study Kalila and Dimna in World Literature I, so that students can see that scholars are interested in the works we are reading and that scholars even talk to and like each other! Getting to know Heshmat in recent encounters with the Renard Society makes me happy that this book is dedicated to him! For me the first question to examine with the help of this work is How does 'Das Buch der Beispiele der alten Weisen' follow the 'Directorium Vitae Humanae,' and how does the latter follow 'Kalila wa- Dimna'? Answering that question will be fun! And of course the great happening in all three is just what Sabine looks into, the role of the frame-story in this kind of fable book. Good going, Sabine!