Film Narratology

In Film Narratology, Peter W.J. Verstraten makes film narratives his primary focus, while noting the unexplored and essentially different narrative effects that film can produce with mise-en-scène, cinematography, and editing.

Author: Peter Verstraten

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802095053

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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In Film Narratology, Peter W.J. Verstraten makes film narratives his primary focus, while noting the unexplored and essentially different narrative effects that film can produce with mise-en-scène, cinematography, and editing.

Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology

The latter include a cinematic ekphrasis—a detailed description of a film
performance, alluding to the art installation 24 ... Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho was
an appropriation of Hitchcock's movie muted and slowed down, lasting twenty-
four hours.

Author: Alice Bell

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496213075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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The notion of possible worlds has played a decisive role in postclassical narratology by awakening interest in the nature of fictionality and in emphasizing the notion of world as a source of aesthetic experience in narrative texts. As a theory concerned with the opposition between the actual world that we belong to and possible worlds created by the imagination, possible worlds theory has made significant contributions to narratology. Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology updates the field of possible worlds theory and postclassical narratology by developing this theoretical framework further and applying it to a range of contemporary literary narratives. This volume systematically outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the possible worlds approach, provides updated methods for analyzing fictional narrative, and profiles those methods via the analysis of a range of different texts, including contemporary fiction, digital fiction, video games, graphic novels, historical narratives, and dramatic texts. Through the variety of its contributions, including those by three originators of the subject area—Lubomír Doležel, Thomas Pavel, and Marie-Laure Ryan—Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology demonstrates the vitality and versatility of one of the most vibrant strands of contemporary narrative theory.

Engaging Classical Texts in the Contemporary World

From Narratology to Reception Louise H. Pratt, C. M Sampson. and intertextuality
... 222, 240; unit of, 12. See also Rome: decline of, in film narratology: 1–2, 1n4, 3
–4; in epic, 10, 12n22, 195n1, 209; in film, 240–44 Neoptolemus, 35n20, 71 ...

Author: Louise H. Pratt

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472131082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Contemporary classicists often find themselves advocating for the value and relevance of Greco-Roman literature and culture, whether in the classroom, or social media, or newsprint and magazines. In this collection, twelve top scholars apply major critical approaches from other academic fields to open new channels for dialogue between ancient texts and the contemporary world. This volume considers perennial favorites of classical literature—the Iliad and Odyssey, Greek tragedy, Roman comedy, the Argonautica, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses—and their influence on popular entertainment from Shakespeare’s plays to Hollywood’s toga films. It also engages with unusual and intriguing texts across the centuries, including a curious group of epigrams by Artemidorus found on the island sanctuary of Thera, mysterious fragments of two Aeschylean tragedies, and modern-day North African novels. These essays engage an array of theoretical approaches from other fields—narratology, cognitive literary theory, feminist theory, New Historicist approaches to gender and sexuality, and politeness theory—without forsaking more traditional philological methods. A new look at hospitality in the Argonautica shows its roots in the changed historical circumstances of the Hellenistic world. The doubleness of Helen and her phantom in Euripides’ Helen is even more complex than previously noted. Particularly illuminating is the recurrent application of reception studies, yielding new takes on the ancient reception of Homer by Apollonius and of Aeschylus by Macrobius, the reception of Plautus by Shakespeare, and more contemporary examples from the worlds of cinema and literature. Students and scholars of classics will find much in these new interpretations and approaches to familiar texts that will expand their intellectual horizons. Specialists in other fields, particularly English, comparative literature, film studies, and gender and sexuality studies, will also find these essays directly relevant to their work.

Narratology in the Age of Cross disciplinary Narrative Research

Film, Narrative, Focalization Ever since Seymour Chatman proposed to analyze
film with the help of nar- ratological concepts (Chatman 1978),1 narratology has
become a widespread method of film analysis (see, e. g., Andringa et al. 2001 ...

Author: Sandra Heinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110222425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Narrative Research has over the last 15 years developed into an international and interdisciplinary field. This volume collects fifteen essays which look at narrative and narrativity from various perspectives, including literary studies and hermeneutics, cognitive theory and creativity research, metaphor studies, film theory and intermediality, as well as memory studies, musicology, theology and psychology. The topics touch on a wide range of issues, such as the current state of narratology and its potential for development, narrativity in visual and auditive art forms, the cultural functions of narrative, and the role of narrative concepts across the disciplines.

From Plato to Lumi re

Cinema,. Between. Literariness. and. Intermediality1. When this book was first
published, narrative questions had grown in importance in cinema studies. Film
narratology had been well established for some years and many specialists in
the ...

Author: Andre Gaudreault

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442693081

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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With this lucid translation of Du litteraire au filmique, André Gaudreault's highly influential and original study of film narratology is now accessible to English-language audiences for the first time. Building a theory of narrative on sources as diverse as Plato, The Arabian Nights,and Proust, From Plato to Lumière challenges narratological orthodoxy by positing that all forms of narrative are mediated by an "underlying narrator" who exists between the author and narrative text. Offering illuminating insights, definitions, and formal distinctions, Gaudreault examines the practices of novelists, playwrights, and filmmakers and applies his theory to the early cinema of the Lumière brothers and more recent films. He also enhances our understanding of how narrative develops visually without language - monstration - by detailing how the evolution of the medium influenced narratives in cinema. From Plato to Lumière includes a translation of Paul Ricoeur's preface to the French-language edition as well as a new preface by Tom Gunning. It is a must-read for cinema and media students and scholars and an essential text on the study of narrative.

Canadian Journal of Film Studies

... in French narratology and film semiotics toward his fresh formal considerations
of early cinema . It was Gaudreault ' s brief and incredibly fruitful collaboration
with Gunning that led to their formulations , at the 1978 Brighton congress , of the



ISBN: STANFORD:36105131545373

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The Sounds of Early Cinema

He has published several books on film narratology and early cinema , among
them Le Récit cinématographique , with François Jost ( 1991 ) , Pathé 1900 :
Fragments d ' une filmographie analytique du cinéma des premiers temps ( 1993
) ...

Author: Domitor Conference 1998 (Library of Congress)


ISBN: UOM:39015053133099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

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The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving picture exhibition can still astonish us. Whether instrumental, vocal, or mechanical, sound ranged from the improvised to the pre-arranged (as in scripts, scores, and cue sheets). The practice of mixing sounds with images differed widely, depending on the venue (the nickelodeon in Chicago versus the summer Chautauqua in rural Iowa, the music hall in London or Paris versus the newest palace cinema in New York City) as well as on the historical moment (a single venue might change radically, and many times, from 1906 to 1910). Contributors include Richard Abel, Rick Altman, Edouard Arnoldy, Mats Björkin, Stephen Bottomore, Marta Braun, Jean Châteauvert, Ian Christie, Richard Crangle, Helen Day-Mayer, John Fullerton, Jane Gaines, André Gaudreault, Tom Gunning, François Jost, Charlie Keil, Jeff Klenotic, Germain Lacasse, Neil Lerner, Patrick Loughney, David Mayer, Domi-nique Nasta, Bernard Perron, Jacques Polet, Lauren Rabinovitz, Isabelle Raynauld, Herbert Reynolds, Gregory A. Waller, and Rashit M. Yangirov.

National Cinema and Beyond

Formal analysis can uncover aspects of style and craft that indicate the type of
story world created . By attempting such ' structural analysis , I propose to
appropriate a methodological device from the field of film narratology , and the
writings of ...

Author: Kevin Rockett

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015061008960

Category: History

Page: 170

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This book comprises papers from the inaugural conference of the Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar which was held in Trinity College, April 2003. The purpose of the annual seminar is to provide an environment for postgraduate researchers in film to come together to exchange ideas and discuss methodological issues.

The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

style and écriture , which in turn is echoed by film semiolog . ists , notably
Stephen Heath ( 1973 ) , Marie - Claire Ropars ( 1976 ) ... Finally , Jakobson ' s
essay on ' Categories of the Russian Verb ' proved a fertile impulse for film
narratology .

Author: R. E. Asher


ISBN: UOM:39015033139265

Category: Language and languages

Page: 5644

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The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

and desire , Mulvey herself in " Afterthoughts on ' Visual Pleasure and Narrative
Cinema ' Inspired by King Vidor ' s Duel ... on the screen in the context of the
viewer ' s reactions — the creation of a type of film NARRATOLOGY that includes
an ...

Author: Professor Michael Groden

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032970900

Category: Criticism

Page: 775

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Introduces important individuals, concepts, schools, and movements in the world of literary criticism

Film Study

includes an appendix listing the films screened by The American Film Institute for
its 1979 retrospective on Truffaut , plus ... like Kreidl to be even more innovative
than CITIZEN KANE , claiming that Godard ' s movie " changed film narratology .

Author: Frank Manchel


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025393435

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 2847

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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume three draws on the history of film.

Journal of the University Film Association

Despite the numerous flaws in his argument when he crosses over to film ,
Chatman provides many valuable guides to film narratology through his more
general semiological methodology , detached from specific media and specific
stories .

Author: University Film Association


ISBN: UOM:39015016323555

Category: Documentary films


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Arab and African Film Making

Cinéma et l ' Afrique au sud du Sahara : rapport général du groupe ciné - photo ,
section du Congo - Belge et du Ruanda ... Diawara , Manthia ( 1987a ) ' Oral
literature and African film : narratology in Wend Kuuni ' , Présence Africaine (
Paris ) ...

Author: Lizbeth Malkmus


ISBN: 0862329167

Category: Afrique du Nord au cinéma

Page: 264

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How Films Tell Stories

This book presents a concise introduction to the often complex study of narrative theory.

Author: Larry A. Brown


ISBN: 1945527145

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 226

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This book presents a concise introduction to the often complex study of narrative theory. In part one, Aspects of Story, major theories of plot structure, character, and fictional worlds are applied to cinema. Part two, Aspects of Discourse, discusses how the story is communicated, examining techniques of cinematic narration such as time manipulation, perspective, editing and sound. Each chapter concludes with questions encouraging students to produce their own analysis of the narrative strategies of films.

The Film Anthologies Index

Author: Stephen E. Bowles

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010480809

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 468

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The Film Anthologies Index is a bibliographical resource essential to any person or institution interested in the study of film. No publication or database currently indexes the contents of these important anthologies. There are over 600 anthologies (by both multiple and single authors) in English that have been published through 1991. These anthologies contain over 10,000 stand-alone pieces that (1) reprint articles from their original source, (2) select exceerpts from book-length publications, and (3) include original essays appearing only in a specialized anthology. Without The Film Anthologies Index, the researcher would have no guide to the valuable contents between the covers of these anthologies. Much more than just a guide to the contents of anthologies, the main section consists of 6,563 numbered entries that alphabetically list by author the contents of each piece found in the anthologies. (You could find, for example, all pieces written by a particular author which have appeared in the anthologies.) Additionally, every author entry refers the user to all the anthologized sources which contain each specific piece. (For example, Robert Warshow's landmark essay on "Movie Chronicle: The Westerner" can be found in 9 different anthologies or that selected essays by Sergei Einstein appear in over 50 separate anthologies.) Without The Film Anthologies Index there would be no way to systematically locate these buried treasures. The final section of The Film Anthologies Index consists of an extensive listing of all film titles, individual names, specific genres, countries, periods, studios, etc. as well as all key words and phrases that appear in the titles of the included pieces There are approximately 7000 topics covered in this section. The user-friendly layout of this reference source makes it both a comprehensive resource for everyone from the casual movie-goer who wants a deeper understanding of the medium to the dedicated film scholar who is pursuing material on

African Cinema

Collins , John . “ NAFTI Leads the Way : Interview with Kweku Opoku , Director of
the National Film and Television Institute in Ghana . ” West Africa , no . ... Oral
Literature and African Film : Narratology in Wend Kuuni . ” Présence Africaine ,
no .

Author: Manthia Diawara


ISBN: UOM:39015022249968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Manthia Diawara provides an insider's account of the history and current status of African cinema. African Cinema: Politics and Culture is the first extended study in English of Sub-Saharan cinema. Employing an interdisciplinary approach which draws on history, political science, economics, and cultural studies, Diawara discusses such issues as film production and distribution, and film aesthetics from the colonial period to the present. The book traces the growth of African cinema through the efforts of pioneer filmmakers such as Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Oumarou Ganda, Jean-René Débrix, Jean Rouch, and Ousmane Sembène, the Pan-African Filmmakers' Organization (FEPACI), and the Ougadougou Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO). Diwara focuses on the production and distribution histories of key films such as Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl and Mandabi (1968) and Souleymane Cissé's Fine (1982). He also examines the role of missionary films in Africa, Débrix's ideas concerning 'magic, ' the links between Yoruba theater and Nigerian cinema, and the parallels between Hindu mythologicals in India and the Yoruba-theater - inflected films in Nigeria. Diawara also looks at film and nationalism, film and popular culture, and the importance of FESPACO. African Cinema: Politics and Culture makes a major contribution to the expanding discussion of Eurocentrism, the canon, and multi-culturalism.

Cinema Culture

... is due in part to the current state of film narratology , which is much more willing
to grapple with narrativity as a formal and structural system than it is equipped to
take on the challenge of the ideological aspects of narrative as representation .

Author: E. Deidre Pribram

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055583549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 305

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Contemporary independent American and non-American films distributed in the United States have emerged as a distinct system of representation formulated in the expanse between principles of Hollywood popular film and alternative cinematic practices. Cinema & Culture considers independent film as an industry, a set of institutions, a discursive formation, and a specific series of texts. Investigating the consumption side of the spectrum (distribution, reception, textual analysis), attention is focused on narrative films released theatrically in the United States by nonstudio distributors between 1980 and 2001. The category «independent film» is analyzed as the function of multiple, simultaneous, layered, and interacting discourses: representational, institutional, interpretive, and cultural/historical. Under exploration is the extent to which independent film as a distinct cultural formation is able to represent the stories, perspectives, and experiences of a pluralistic, multicultural society.


His principal research interests include film semiology and film narratology .
Among his recent publications are ' Filmic meaning : The semantics - pragmatics
interface ' ( 1991 ) , “ The structural - linguistic foundation of film semiology ' (
1991 ) ...



ISBN: UOM:39015051641325

Category: Communication


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