Monika Fludernik received the State Research Prize for her work in the area of Linguistics.
Monika Fludernik is the first literary researcher to receive the State Research Prize. The University of Freiburg professor conducts research on an astoundingly wide range of topics, thus broadening the horizons of the international discourse of literary scholarship. Her new methodological approach in the area of narrative theory has revolutionized the entire field. Her interdisciplinary approach, located between linguistics and literary studies, transcends the traditional boundaries of literary genres. In contrast to classical narrative theory, which concentrates on analysis of the realistic novel of the 18th to the 20th century, her model can be used to study poetry, drama, and film as well as popular and current narrative texts. (Source: MWK)