Narratology

This volume explores the extraordinary contribution that classical poetics has made to twentieth and twenty-first century theories of narrative, aiming not to argue that modern narratologies simply present 'old wine in new wineskins', but ...

Author: Genevieve Liveley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192524447

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume explores the extraordinary contribution that classical poetics has made to twentieth and twenty-first century theories of narrative, aiming not to argue that modern narratologies simply present 'old wine in new wineskins', but rather to identify the diachronic affinities shared between ancient and modern stories about storytelling. By recognizing that modern narratologists bring a particular expertise to bear upon ancient literary theory, and by interrogating ancient and modern narratologies through the mutually imbricating dynamics of their reception, it seeks to arrive at a better understanding of both. Each chapter selects a key moment in the history of narratology on which to focus, providing an overview of significant phases before offering detailed analyses of core theories and texts, from the Russian formalists and Chicago school neo-Aristotelians, through the prestructuralists, structuralists, and poststructuralists, up to the latest unnatural and antimimetic narratologists. The reception history that thus unfolds offers some remarkable plot twists and yields valuable insights into the interpretation of some notoriously difficult ancient works. Plato in the Republic is unmasked as an unreliable narrator and theorist, while Aristotle's On Poets reveals a rare glimpse of the philosopher putting narrative theory into practice in the role of storyteller. Horace's Ars Poetica and the works of ancient scholia by critics and commentators evince a rhetorically conceived poetics and sophisticated reader-response-based narratology which indicate a keen interest in audience affect and cognition - anticipating the cognitive turn in narratology's most recent postclassical phase.

Narratology and Interpretation

Homer, Odysseus, and the Narratology of Performance Egbert J. Bakker
Narratology, the formal study of narrative discourse, has without doubt been an
important impulse for the study of Greek literature, and has brought major
advances in our ...

Author: Jonas Grethlein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110214529

Category: Literary Criticism

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The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on. In accordance with these developments, Narratology and Interpretation draws out the subtler possibilities of narratological analysis for the interpretation of ancient texts. The articles make a contribution to the theory of narrative as well as to our understanding of ancient literature including epic, lyric, tragedy and historiography.

Narratology

NARRATOLOGY Introduction to the Theory of Narrative Third Edition Since its
first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become the
international classic introduction to the theory of narrative texts. Narratology is a ...

Author: Mieke Bal

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802096319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Índice abreviado: 1. Text: words and other signs 2. Story: aspects 3. Fabula: elements. Afterword: theses on the use of narratology for cultural analysis.

What Is Narratology

What is narratology? The range of responses is diverse and wide-ranging, so
much so that there is no accepted answer to the question. Instead, we should
really ask what narratology should be. By adopting this normative phrasing, we
make it ...

Author: Tom Kindt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110202069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 378

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“What Is Narratology?” sees itself as contributing to the intensive international discussion and controversy on the structure and function of narrative theory. The 14 papers in the volume advance proposals for determining the object of narratology, modelling its concepts and characterising its status within cultural studies.

Narratology and Text

CHAPTER ONE Introduction to Narratology The purpose of this introductory
chapter is to give an account of some of the major figures and key concepts that
have shaped the field of narratology during the twentieth century , from both a ...

Author: Paul Perron

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802036880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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He illustrates how citizens of French-Catholic origins living in Canada have constructed their identity by defining the self both as part of a closed community founded in race, language, and religion, and as radically opposed to the other, an omnipresent heterogeneous threat to the homogeneous group."--BOOK JACKET.

Narratology beyond Literary Criticism

Introduction Narratology, the formal study of narrative, has been conceived from
its earliest days on as a project that transcends disciplines and media. In 1964,
Claude Bremond wrote: [Story] is independent of the techniques that bear it along
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Author: Jan Christoph Meister

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110201840

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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This anthology presents the results of the Second International Colloquium of the Narratology Research Group (Hamburg University). It engages in the exploration of approaches that broaden Narratology's realm. The contributions illustrate the transcendence of traditional models common to Narratology. They also reflect on the relevance of such a 'going beyond' as seen in more general terms: What interrelation can be observed between re-definition of object domain and re-definition of method? What potential interfaces with other methods and disciplines does the proposed innovation offer? Finally, what are the repercussions of the proposed innovation in terms of Narratology's self-definition? The innovative volume facilitates the inter-methodological debate between Narratology and other disciplines, enabling the conceptualization of a Narratology beyond traditional Literary Criticism.

Rhetorical Narratology

4 Applications of Rhetorical Narratology to Aspects of Narrative In the second
and third chapters I provided a general approach to the analysis of narratives ,
concentrating on the structure of narrative transmission as defined primarily by ...

Author: Michael S. Kearns

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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"In Rhetorical Narratology, Michael Kearns redresses this one-sidedness by combining traditional narratology's tools for analyzing texts with rhetoric's tools for analyzing audiences. Guiding Kearns's approach is speech-act theory, which, in emphasizing the rule-governed context in which any text is produced and received, provides the means for describing how the structures of narrative may affect certain audiences in certain ways. The central question that rhetorical narratology attempts to answer is how do the various narrative elements isolated by narratologists actually work on readers?"--BOOK JACKET.

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.

Narratology

That the book initially appeared in Russian and in Russia was due to the fact that
modern narratology owes many of its categories to the essential ideas of Russian
theorists and schools. Particular mention must be made here of the proponents ...

Author: Wolf Schmid

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110226317

Category: Literary Criticism

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Índice abreviado: I. FEATURES OF NARRATIVE IN FICTION 1. Narrativity and eventfulness 2. Fictionality II. THE ENTITIES IN A NARRATIVE WORK 1. Model of communications levels 2. The abstract author 3. The abstract reader 4. The fictive narrator 5. The fictive reader III. POINT OF VIEW 1. Theories of point of view, perspective, and focalization 2. A model of narrative point of view IV. NARRATOR'S TEXT AND CHARACTERS' TEXT 1. The two components of the narrative text 2. Ornamental prose and shaz 3. The interference of narrator's text and characters' text V. NARRATIVE CONSTITUTION: HAPPENINGS-STORY-NARRATIVE- PESENTATION OF THE NARRATIVE 1. "Fabula" and "sujet" in Russian formalism 2. The overcoming of formalist reductionism 3. The four narrative tiers.

A Dictionary of Narratology

According to Saussure , who articulated the distinction , langue rather than parole
constitutes the main object of linguistic study . By analogy with ( Saussurean )
linguistics , NARRATOLOGY attempts to characterize " narrative langue ...

Author: Gerald Prince

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803287763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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History, literature, religion, myth, film, psychology, theory, and daily conversation all rely heavily on narrative. Cutting across many disciplines, narratology describes and analyzes the language of narrative with its regularly recurring patterns, deeply established conventions for transmission, and interpretive codes, whether in novels, cartoons, or case studies. ø Indispensable to writers, critics, and scholars in many fields, A Dictionary of Narratology provides quick and reliable access to terms and concepts that are defined, illustrated, and cross-referenced. All entries are keyed to articles or books in which the terms originated or are exemplified. This revised edition contains additional entries and updates some existing ones.

Current Trends in Narratology

Above all, this cognitive and prototypical reconceptualization opens narratology
to a transmedial application of its findings without right from the start excluding
what might seem to be non- or less narrative. The Use of a Flexible Concept of ...

Author: Greta Olson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110254990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 367

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Current Trends in Narratology offers an overview of cutting-edge approaches to theories of storytelling. It describes the move to cognition, the new emphasis on non-prose and multimedia narratives, and introduces a third field of research comparative narratology. This research addresses how local institutions and national approaches have affected the development of narratology. Leading researchers detail their newest scholarship while placing it within the scope of larger international trends."

Film Narratology

Narratology. Most modern studies of the narrative tend to focus predominantly on
literature, with only passing reference to film. In Film Narratology, Peter
Verstraten makes film his primary focus, exploring the neglected and essentially
different ...

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.

Narratology

Introduction Preliminaries Definition of narratology Narratology is, etymologically,
the science of narrative. The term was popularized, however, by such structuralist
critics as Gerard Genette, Mieke Bal, Gerald Prince and Others in the 1970s.1 ...

Author: Susana Onega

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317890607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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This text provides an excellent introduction and overview of Narratology, a rapidly growing field in the humanities. Literary narratologists have provided many key concepts and analytical tools which are widely used in the interdisciplinary analysis of such narrative features as plot, point of view, speech presentation, ideological perspective and interpretation. The introduction explains the central concepts of narratology, their historical development, and draws together contemporary trends from many different disciplines into common focus. It offers a compendium of the development of narratology from classical poetics to the present. The essays are all prefaced by individual forewords helping the reader to place each individual selection in context. Recent developments are assessed across disciplines, highlighting the mutual influences of narratology and deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, film and media studies.

Narratology Hermeneutics and Midrash

Constanza Cordoni / Gerhard Langer (Wien) Introduction The forging of a link
between narratology and literary and biblical hermeneutics, much like the link
suggested in Bo Petterson's article “Narratology and Hermeneutics: Forging the ...

Author: Constanza Cordoni

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783847103080

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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The contributions compiled in this volume comprise studies of Jewish texts - biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern - as well as of patristic and medieval Christian texts, and in one case, a passage of the Muslim text par excellence, the Quran. The authors, scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies, Catholic and Protestant Theology, Islamic Studies, German philology etc., invited to reflect on texts of their respective disciplines in context-sensitive interpretations, taking into account the link connecting Midrash, hermeneutics, and narrative, provide illuminating narratological and/or hermeneutical insights into the texts in question. The interdisciplinary dialogue that characterized the conference "Narratology, Hermeneutics, and Midrash" that gave rise to the volume proves to be rich and full of potential for further research in the direction proposed by the Series Poetics, Exegesis and Narrative. Studies in Jewish literature and art.

Handbook of Narratology

Dominated by structuralist approaches at its beginning, narratology has
developed into a variety of theories, concepts, and analytic procedures. Its
concepts and models are widely used as heuristic tools, and narratological
theorems play a ...

Author: Peter Hühn

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110217445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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This handbook in English provides a systematic overview of the present state of international research in narratology. Detailed individual studies by internationally renowned narratologists elucidate 34 central terms. The articles present original research contributions and are all structured in a similar manner. Each contains a concise definition and a detailed explanation of the term in question. In a main section they present a critical account of the major research positions and their historical development and indicate directions for future research; they conclude with selected bibliographical references.

Narratology

Similar distinctions can be made in narratology: we can say that the narrator is a
first person, the narratee a second person and the being or object narrated about
a third person. In a given sentence, an “I” representing the speaker may ...

Author: Gerald Prince

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110838626

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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Towards a Natural Narratology

Towards a `Natural' Narratology grew from material that was too unwieldy to be
included in The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction since I found
that the larger narratological issues that I was broaching required nothing short of
 ...

Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134802593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In this ground breaking work of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary theory and linguistics to provide a challenging new theory of narrative. This book is both an historical survey and theoretical study, with the author drawing on an enormous range of examples from the earliest oral study to contemporary experimental fiction. She uses these examples to prove that recent literature, far from heralding the final collapse of narrative, represents the epitome of a centuries long developmental process.

Narratology and Classics

What has narratology brought classics? Some broad lines may be sketched. First,
the notion of a narrator as distinct from the historical author has been a welcome
correction of the trend towards an all-too-biographical reading of ancient texts ...

Author: Irene J. F. de Jong

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199688692

Category: History

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Narrative is an important element in our daily life and the novel is arguably the most popular genre of our times. The theory of narrative or narratology, which was developed in the 1960s, has helped us towards a better understanding of the how and why of narrative. Narratology and Classics is the first introduction to narratology that deals specifically with classical narrative: epic, historiography, biography, the ancient novel, but also the many narratives inserted in drama or lyric. The first part of the volume sketches the rise of narratology, and defines key narratological terms, illustrated with examples from both modern novels and Greek and Latin texts. Among the topics discussed are the identity of the role of narrator and narratees, tales within tales, metalepsis, temporal devices such as prolepsis and analepsis, retardation and acceleration, repetition and gaps, focalisation, and the thematic, symbolic, or characterising functions of space. The second part of the volume offers three close readings of famous classical texts and shows how the interpretation of these texts can be enriched by the use of narratology. The aim of this practical guide is to initiate its readers quickly into a literary theory that has established itself as a powerful new instrument in the classicist's toolkit. All concepts are clearly defined and illustrated from Greek and Latin texts, and detailed bibliographies at the end of each chapter point the way to theoretical studies and to further narratological studies of classical texts.