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

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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

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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.

In Pursuit of Narrative Dynamics

This book makes an intensive study of James Phelan's rhetorical theory of narrative.

Author: Biwu Shang

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3034305621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Apart from illustrating six basic principles in doing rhetorical theory of narrative, the author examines six major issues which are central to Phelan's rhetorical poetics, namely - focalization, character narration, unreliable narration, narrative progression, narrative judgements, and narrative ethics.

The Dynamics of Narrative Form

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.

Author: John Pier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110922646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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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.

Narrative Dynamics

These Narrative Dynamics provide the tools for devising, manipulating and disrupting narrative.In this book, co-creator of the Dramatica Theory of Story (Melanie Anne Phillips) lays out the cutting edge development of a new theory of ...

Author: Melanie Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: 1484993969

Category:

Page: 54

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When narrative is discussed, it is usually in terms of structure. But equally important are the forces that determine and drive the structure. These Narrative Dynamics provide the tools for devising, manipulating and disrupting narrative.In this book, co-creator of the Dramatica Theory of Story (Melanie Anne Phillips) lays out the cutting edge development of a new theory of narrative dynamics, and how it reflects not only the potentials of fiction, but the motivational drivers of real world actions and interactions.

The Sequential Dynamics of Narrative

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

Author: Ken Ireland

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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

Screenplay and Narrative Theory

The intricate comprehension of complex narrative dynamics expresses a need, if not a call, for a more comprehensive theory of narrative in whole that will ...

Author: George Varotsis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498504423

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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Screenplay and Narrative Theory draws attention to the notion that in order to comprehend complex narrative dynamics, which are encountered in a great variety of narrative genres, forms, and formats, a more comprehensive theory of narrative is required. George Varotsis explains how a work of narrative functions synergistically and systemically, as well as elucidates the heuristic problem-solving mechanisms that are employed in various structural levels of thought processes, which allow the coherent accumulative derivative we call a story to emerge. The transition from an empirical to theoretical perspective is achieved by introducing characteristics of complex narrative systems: a network of narrative components, i.e. characters, structure, goals, motivations, theme, plot and subplots, narrative action, etc., which are arranged hierarchically over three fundamental levels of structure, i.e. deep, intermediate, and surface structure, that interact parallel to one another in non-linear ways. Varotsis tackles questions about how stories semantically emerge in the underlying dynamics that allow a work of narrative to function as a unified whole.

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory

10 According to Sternberg, Aristotle's trinity of curiosity, suspense, and surprise outlines the basic dynamics of narrative; and the neglect of surprise in ...

Author: Matthew Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108428477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Narrative theory is essential to everything from history to lyric poetry, from novels to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Narrative theory explores how stories work and how we make them work. This Companion is both an introduction and a contribution to the field. It presents narrative theory as an approach to understanding all kinds of cultural production: from literary texts to historiography, from film and videogames to philosophical discourse. It takes the long historical view, outlines essential concepts, and reflects on the way narrative forms connect with and rework social forms. The volume analyzes central premises, identifies narrative theory's feminist foundations, and elaborates its significance to queer theory and issues of race. The specially commissioned essays are exciting to read, uniting accessibility and rigor, traditional concerns with a renovated sense of the field as a whole, and analytical clarity with stylistic dash. Topical and substantial, The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory is an engaging resource on a key contemporary concept.

Narrative Form

Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Ed. Brian Richardson. Ohio State University Press, 2002: 47–63. ———.

Author: Suzanne Keen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137439598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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This revised and expanded handbook concisely introduces narrative form to advanced students of fiction and creative writing, with refreshed references and new discussions of cognitive approaches to narrative, nonfiction, and narrative emotions.

Narrative Complexity

A New Perspective on Narrative Dynamics Marina Grishakova This chapter adopts the post-Darwinian perspective, while seeking to grasp the relationships ...

Author: Marina Grishakova

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496214928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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The variety in contemporary philosophical and aesthetic thinking as well as in scientific and experimental research on complexity has not yet been fully adopted by narratology. By integrating cutting-edge approaches, this volume takes a step toward filling this gap and establishing interdisciplinary narrative research on complexity. Narrative Complexity provides a framework for a more complex and nuanced study of narrative and explores the experience of narrative complexity in terms of cognitive processing, affect, and mind and body engagement. Bringing together leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume combines analytical effort and conceptual insight in order to relate more effectively our theories of narrative representation and complexities of intelligent behavior. This collection engages important questions on how narrative complexity functions as an agent of cultural evolution, how our understanding of narrative complexity can be extended in light of new research in the social sciences and humanities, how interactive media produce new types of narrative complexity, and how the role of embodiment as a factor of narrative complexity acquires prominence in cognitive science and media studies. The contributors explore narrative complexity transmitted through various semiotic channels, embedded in multiple contexts, and experienced across different media, including film, comics, music, interactive apps, audiowalks, and ambient literature.

Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction

dynamics. Part Two, consisting of Chapters 4 to 6, probes into the different ways of progressing covertly in three narratives by Katherine Mansfield.

Author: Dan Shen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136202421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism. The book brings to light the covert progressions in works by the American writers Edgar Allan Poe, Stephan Crane and Kate Chopin and British writer Katherine Mansfield.

Handbook of Narrative Inquiry

Narrative dynamics and psychodynamics. Psychotherapy Research, 9, 258–273. Botella, L., & Herrero, O. (2000). A relational constructivist approach to ...

Author: D. Jean Clandinin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412973328

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.

Narrative Beginnings

Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Ed. Brian Richardson. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2002. 282–99. Gracq, Julien.

Author: Brian Richardson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803219380

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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George Eliot wrote that "man cannot do without the make-believe of a beginning." Beginnings, it turns out, can be quite unusual, complex, and deceptive. The first major volume to focus on this critical but neglected topic, this collection brings together theoretical studies and critical analyses of beginnings in a wide range of narrative works spanning several centuries and genres. The international and interdisciplinary scope of these essays, representing every major theoretical perspective--including feminist, cognitive, postcolonial, postmodern, rhetorical, ethnic, narratological, and hypert.

Houston We Have a Narrative

Instruction in narrative dynamics needs to happen at all levels, and especially at the very beginning of science education, so that recognizing and creating ...

Author: Randy Olson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226270982

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Ask a scientist about Hollywood, and you’ll probably get eye rolls. But ask someone in Hollywood about science, and they’ll see dollar signs: moviemakers know that science can be the source of great stories, with all the drama and action that blockbusters require. That’s a huge mistake, says Randy Olson: Hollywood has a lot to teach scientists about how to tell a story—and, ultimately, how to do science better. With Houston, We Have a Narrative, he lays out a stunningly simple method for turning the dull into the dramatic. Drawing on his unique background, which saw him leave his job as a working scientist to launch a career as a filmmaker, Olson first diagnoses the problem: When scientists tell us about their work, they pile one moment and one detail atop another moment and another detail—a stultifying procession of “and, and, and.” What we need instead is an understanding of the basic elements of story, the narrative structures that our brains are all but hardwired to look for—which Olson boils down, brilliantly, to “And, But, Therefore,” or ABT. At a stroke, the ABT approach introduces momentum (“And”), conflict (“But”), and resolution (“Therefore”)—the fundamental building blocks of story. As Olson has shown by leading countless workshops worldwide, when scientists’ eyes are opened to ABT, the effect is staggering: suddenly, they’re not just talking about their work—they’re telling stories about it. And audiences are captivated. Written with an uncommon verve and enthusiasm, and built on principles that are applicable to fields far beyond science, Houston, We Have a Narrative has the power to transform the way science is understood and appreciated, and ultimately how it’s done.

Narrative Form and Chaos Theory in Sterne Proust Woolf and Faulkner

If we take the strange-attractor structure as an all-purpose model for narrative dynamics, a new formalism that can be applied to all narratives, ...

Author: J. Parker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230607217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Drawing on the insights offered by contemporary chaos theory, Narrative Form and Chaos Theory explores how models of turbulent dynamical systems in the physical world parallel structures in certain kinds of narratives. By closely looking at Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, and William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Parker demonstrates how these insights can be applied to the analysis of narrative structure and meaning. This innovative interdisciplinary work will appeal to scholars interested in narratology and in the connection between chaos theory and literature.

Ecclesiology and the Scriptural Narrative of 1 Peter

ZNW 45 (1954) 68–89. longenecker, Bruce W. “narrative interest in the study of paul: retrospective and prospective.” in Narrative Dynamics in Paul: A ...

Author: Patrick Thomas Egan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498224673

Category: Religion

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The relationship between the church and the scriptures of Israel is fraught with complexities, particularly in regard to how the first Christians read scripture in light of the gospel of Christ. Patrick Egan examines the text of 1 Peter in light of its numerous quotations of scripture and demonstrates how the epistle sets forth a scriptural narrative that explains the nature and purpose of the church. Egan argues that 1 Peter sets forth an ecclesiology based in a participatory christology, in which the church endures suffering in imitation of Jesus' role as the suffering servant. The epistle admonishes the church to a high moral standard in light of Christ's atoning work while also encouraging the church to place hope in God's final vindication of his people. Addressing the churches of Asia Minor, 1 Peter applies the scriptural narrative to the church in unexpected ways.