Narrative Dynamics

These are complimented by newer pieces by Susan Stanford Friedman on spatialization and Robyn Warhol on serial fiction.

Author: Brian Richardson

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814208959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 399

View: 564


This anthology brings together essential essays on major facets of narrative dynamics, that is, the means by which "narratives traverse their often unlikely routes from beginning to end." It includes the most widely cited and discussed essays on narrative beginnings, temporality, plot and emplotment, sequence and progression, closure, and frames. The text is designed as a basic reader for graduate courses in narrative and critical theory across disciplines including literature, drama and theatre, and film. Narrative Dynamics includes such classic exponents as E. M. Forster on story and plot; Vladimir Propp on the structure of the folktale; R. S. Crane on plot; Boris Tomashevsky on story, plot, and, motif; M. M. Bakhtin on the chronotope; and Gerard Genette on narrative time. Richardson highlights essential feminist essays by Nancy K. Miller on plot and plausibility, Rachel Blau Duplessis on closure, and Susan Winnett on narrative and desire. These are complimented by newer pieces by Susan Stanford Friedman on spatialization and Robyn Warhol on serial fiction. Other major contributions include Edward Said on beginnings, Hayden White on historical narrative, Peter Brooks on plot, Paul Ricoeur on time, D. A. Miller on closure, James Phelan on progression, and Jacques Derrida on the frame. Recent essays from the perspective of cultural studies, postmodernism, and artificial intelligence bring this collection right up to the present.

Narrative Dynamics in Paul

In this book, a team of leading Pauline scholars assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a narrative approach, looking in detail at its application to particular Pauline texts.

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664222773

Category: Religion

Page: 253

View: 750


Are Paul's letters undergirded and informed by key narratives, and does a heightened awareness of those narratives help us to gain a richer and more rounded understanding of Paul's theology? The last two decades of the twentieth century witnessed an increasing interest in the narrative features of Paul's thought. A variety of studies since that period have advanced "story" as an integral and generative ingredient in Paul's theological formulations. In this book, a team of leading Pauline scholars assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a narrative approach, looking in detail at its application to particular Pauline texts.

Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology

Some of them remain open and contribute to narrative dynamics as
underpinnings of or alternatives to the actualized structures or structures
competing for actualization, while others are closed or ruled out in the course of

Author: Alice Bell

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496213075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 882


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.

The Dynamics of Narrative Form

DI ETE Fl. MEIHD L {Etlangen-Hiimb erg} (Un-)Reliable Narration from a
Pronominal Perspective 1. [Un-lreliahle narration, grammatical person, and “
implied author“ “[.. .] I have called a narrator rsiiahis when he speaks for or acts in

Author: John Pier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110922646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 568


By redefining established topics of narratology, research has become highly diversified. The contributions to this volume neither synthesize developments nor work from shared postulates, but represent a fresh look at ongoing issues. Some scrutinize focalisation in a linguistic framework or in a poststructuralist vein; others take on reliable and unreliable narration in a pronominal perspective or the "unaddressed" reader who upsets the tidy schemes of narrative communication. Also outlined are a possible worlds approach to narrative time, a systematic treatment of metanarrative and a transgeneric application of narratology to poetry. The sequential ordering of narratives as a way of controlling reader response is examined in one article and in another is seen to elicit intertextual configurations. Both divergent and complementary, the contributions seek to integrate into narratological categories and methods the dynamic processes of narrative itself.

Abraham in the New Testament

In Narrative Dynamics in Paul. A Critical Assessment, edited by Bruce W
Longenecker, 172–203. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. ———. Truth
on Trial. The Lawsuit Motif in the Fourth Gospel. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson,

Author: John Eifion Morgan-Wynne

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725258310

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 163


In this book, John Morgan-Wynne examines the very different ways in which Paul's epistles, Hebrews, James, Luke-Acts, John's Gospel, and Matthew's Gospel utitiize the critical figure of Abraham, the father of the people of Israel. He explores the question of the extent to which various New Testament authors developed something already present in the tradition and the extent to which they molded their depiction of Abraham to suit their own purposes in novel and creative ways. The book also considers how the diverse New Testament depictions and interpretations of the patriarch affect the preaching of the Abrahamic tradition today.

The Sufferings of Christ Are Abundant In Us

Third, for Paul, the story of Jesus does not end at the event of the cross, and so he extends the invitation to the Corinthians to participate in the story of Jesus.

Author: Kar Yong Lim

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: 0567690091

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 900


This study investigates why Paul makes the theme of suffering so central to his argument in 2 Corinthians. It is pursued through an exegetical analysis of passages where Paul's suffering is described, namely 1:3-11; 2:14-116; 4:7-12; 6:1-10 and 11:23-12:10. By employing a narrative approach, this study argues that Paul's apostolic suffering is grounded in the story of Jesus. There are several implications arising from this approach. First, Paul understands his suffering as necessary and integral to his apostolic mission. Second, Paul claims that his suffering has positive missiological benefits, resulting in giving birth to the Christ-believing community in Corinth. Third, for Paul, the story of Jesus does not end at the event of the cross, and so he extends the invitation to the Corinthians to participate in the story of Jesus. Fourth, Paul's understanding of his suffering also finds its roots in the Hebrew Scriptures as seen in the allusion to and citations of Isaiah and Jeremiah/1 Kingdoms. Finally, Paul expresses his deep concern for the Corinthians in this letter. In essence, Paul sees his own suffering as a reflection of his embodying the ongoing story of Jesus - a story of suffering and death leading to life - and calls the Corinthians also to this cruciform pattern of living. Taking all the above implications together, it is suggested that 2 Corinthians should be read as primarily parenaetic in nature and that Paul's apology for his apostleship only plays a secondary role.

Modernist Time Ecology

And so Gérard Genette has demonstrated that Proust's narrative dynamics
destroy all classical distinctions among temporal forms, that “Proustian narrative
does not leave any of the traditional narrative movements intact,” that “the whole
of the ...

Author: Jesse Matz

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421426990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 536


Modernist Time Ecology is a deeply interdisciplinary book that changes what we think literature and the arts can do for the world at large.

The Sequential Dynamics of Narrative

Such issues are multiplied and enriched, when literary works from diverse eras
and traditions are taken into account, and their narrative lines closely, even
soberly, scrutinized. What then does the notion of sequential dynamics imply?
Initially ...

Author: Ken Ireland

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 449


Building on critical theories of narrative, this study analyses temporal and continuity relations in fiction

Watching a Biblical Narrative

Conclusion Bar - Efrat ' s coverage of narrative dynamics related to point of view
is impressive . His discussions on the various dynamics are helpful for gaining a
grasp of the workings of point of view , especially with the many illustrations from

Author: Gary Yamasaki

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131696200

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 764


No Marketing Blurb


... like Kramer's can't even begin to acknowledge , let alone to address , such
stylistic and ideological complications . In an arc central to the film's narrative
dynamics , the Denzel Washington character , in choosing to represent Andrew
Beckett ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0083615344

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative


View: 199


Imitating Jesus

The narrative of Paul's Christology However, it is important to note that the
absence of the narrative of Jesus' earthly life in ... Narrative Dynamics in Paul: A
Critical Assessment (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002) for a full analysis
and ...

Author: Richard A. Burridge

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802844583

Category: Religion

Page: 490

View: 715


In contrast to many studies of New Testament ethics, which treat the New Testament in general and Paul in particular, this book focuses on the person of Jesus himself. Richard Burridge maintains that imitating Jesus means following both his words -- which are very demanding ethical teachings -- and his deeds and example of being inclusive and accepting of everyone. Burridge carefully and systematically traces that combination of rigorous ethical instruction and inclusive community through the letters of Paul and the four Gospels, treating specific ethical issues pertaining to each part of Scripture. The book culminates with a chapter on apartheid as an ethical challenge to reading the New Testament; using South Africa as a contemporary case study enables Burridge to highlight and further apply his previous discussion and conclusions.

The Journal of Narrative Technique

Darwinism provided a powerfully new narrative plot for European racial theorists,
especially in its insistence on genetic ... his successors may have been, it was
rather the narrative dynamics they set in motion that actually changed
perceptions, ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106013910838

Category: American literature


View: 441


Elenchus of Biblica

Narrative dynamics . 2002 = 351 . 97 - 124 . 7271 Cook , Richard B . Paul and ...
7279 Horrell , David G . Paul ' s narratives or narrative substructure : the
significance of ' Paul ' s story ' . Narrative dynamics . 2002 > 351 . 157 - 71 . 7280
Jewett ...



ISBN: 8876536272


Page: 846

View: 591


Tradition and the Dynamics of Women s Empowerment

That is why this article posits that , although this novel has always been
appraised for its political content , the powerful impetus of the story springs from
deeper narrative dynamics that essentially originates in a consistent female -
centred ...

Author: Mamadou Kandji


ISBN: STANFORD:36105131952819

Category: African literature

Page: 346

View: 138


The Dynamics of Public Policy

narratives. What does a structured narrative consist of? The first section of the
chapter considers this question and how its ... section of the chapter and
examines methods for the microanalysis of the policy dynamics in a structured

Author: Adrian Kay

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847203007

Category: Political Science

Page: 157

View: 539


. . . this is a first rate book. It draws on a wide range of reading philosophy, economics and politics and teases out a number of important ideas. . . for academics and postgraduates it surely will be essential reading and I think has pushed the study of public policy forward. Michael Connolly, Political Studies Review In The Dynamics of Public Policy, Adrian Kay sets out the crucial methodological, theoretical and empirical implications of two important trends in the social sciences: a frequently expressed ambition for analysis of movies not stills and the regular observation that policy, politics and governance is becoming more complex. Beginning with a discussion of the centrality of temporality, change and history to the social sciences, he develops the provocative claim that existing models of the policy process are of limited value in understanding and explaining policy dynamics. Instead, the author argues that it is only through structured narratives that we can really understand and explain complex policy histories. He sets out a methodology for structuring policy narratives and illustrates the claims of the book through four detailed case studies: health policy and pharmaceutical regulation in the UK; and agricultural policy and budget policy in the EU. Adrian Kay s book will appeal to academics in the fields of policy analysis, public administration and public sector management as well as political science and political theory.

Narrative Art and Act in the Fourth Gospel

THE NARRATIVE DYNAMICS OF JOHN 3 The Issues In this chapter we shall
examine two problems of interpretation in the third chapter of the Fourth Gospel .

Author: Derek Tovey

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022839877

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 432


The Ethics of Narration

The term ' dynamic ' is an accurate one , for Johnson's novels , particularly
Jahrestage , are increasingly shaped by a flexible system of narrative forces ,
conditioned by an idiosyncratic decentralization of narrative authority which sets
Johnson ...

Author: Colin Riordan

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 0947623256

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 809