Danubius International Conferences, 5th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Investigation of Science Fiction in the Danube Basin Countries

Oleinikova Galina
Last modified: 2015-05-15


The science-fiction genre specificity determines not only the particular organization of the literary text, but also the formation of the world depicted in it. All three major components of any literary text: time, place, characters can be revealed in the typological peculiarities of formation and the representation in the text. The dominant principle of constructing the counterfactual reality is the principle of the shift. It deals with a spatial shift, the alienation of represented space from real locative parameters, where the author of the literary work and its readers are located.