Telling Stories

They analyze a variety of topics from the narrative construction of self and identity to the telling of stories in different media and the roles that small and big life stories play in everyday social interactions and institutions.

Author: Deborah Schiffrin

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589016743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Narratives are fundamental to our lives: we dream, plan, complain, endorse, entertain, teach, learn, and reminisce through telling stories. They provide hopes, enhance or mitigate disappointments, challenge or support moral order and test out theories of the world at both personal and communal levels. It is because of this deep embedding of narrative in everyday life that its study has become a wide research field including disciplines as diverse as linguistics, literary theory, folklore, clinical psychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history. In Telling Stories leading scholars illustrate how narratives build bridges among language, identity, interaction, society, and culture; and they investigate various settings such as therapeutic and medical encounters, educational environments, politics, media, marketing, and public relations. They analyze a variety of topics from the narrative construction of self and identity to the telling of stories in different media and the roles that small and big life stories play in everyday social interactions and institutions. These new reflections on the theory and analysis of narrative offer the latest tools to researchers in the fields of discourse analysis and sociolinguistics.

Telling Stories

In turn, Telling Stories demonstrates how the knowledge produced by personal narrative analysis is not simply contained in the stories told; the understanding that takes place between narrator and analyst and between analyst and audience ...

Author: Mary Jo Maynes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801457791

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In Telling Stories, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett argue that personal narratives—autobiographies, oral histories, life history interviews, and memoirs—are an important research tool for understanding the relationship between people and their societies. Gathering examples from throughout the world and from premodern as well as contemporary cultures, they draw from labor history and class analysis, feminist sociology, race relations, and anthropology to demonstrate the value of personal narratives for scholars and students alike. Telling Stories explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use. The authors stress the importance of recognizing that stories that people tell about their lives are never simply individual. Rather, they are told in historically specific times and settings and call on rules, models, and social experiences that govern how story elements link together in the process of self-narration. Stories show how individuals' motivations, emotions, and imaginations have been shaped by their cumulative life experiences. In turn, Telling Stories demonstrates how the knowledge produced by personal narrative analysis is not simply contained in the stories told; the understanding that takes place between narrator and analyst and between analyst and audience enriches the results immeasurably.

Telling Stories

Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.

Author: Michael Roemer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461644019

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.

Telling Stories

Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs.

Author: Lee Martin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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A prolific and award-winning writer, Lee Martin has put pen to paper to offer his wisdom, honed during thirty years of teaching the oh-so-elusive art of writing. Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs. Martin clearly delineates helpful and practical techniques for demystifying the writing process and provides tools for perfecting the art of the scene, characterization, detail, point of view, language, and revision—in short, the art of writing. His discussion of the craft in his own life draws from experiences, memories, and stories to provide a more personal perspective on the elements of writing. Martin provides encouragement by sharing what he’s learned from his journey through frustrations, challenges, and successes. Most important, Telling Stories emphasizes that you are not alone on this journey and that writers must remain focused on what they love: the process of moving words on the page. By focusing on that purpose, Martin contends, the journey will always take you where you’re meant to go.

Telling Stories

A collection of short stories by authors such as Maeve Binchy, Penelope Lively, Beryl Bainbridge, Elizabeth Jolley, Shena Mackay, Anne Leaton, Liz Lochhead, Frank Ronan, Ronald Frame and Francis King.

Author: Duncan Minshull

Publisher:

ISBN: 0340564547

Category: English fiction

Page: 208

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A collection of short stories by authors such as Maeve Binchy, Penelope Lively, Beryl Bainbridge, Elizabeth Jolley, Shena Mackay, Anne Leaton, Liz Lochhead, Frank Ronan, Ronald Frame and Francis King. The editor is the fiction editor for Radio 3 and 4.

Telling Stories

Telling Stories looks at the place of life stories and of memory in history: who tells life stories, the purpose for which they are told; the role of story and history in the politics of land claims; and the way language impacts on research ...

Author: Bain Attwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741150513

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Recent decades have seen a tremendous upsurge of interest among the indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand in their history. Life stories, land claims, genealogy, song, dance and painting have all made new contributions to the recovery and representation of the past. Telling Stories looks at the place of life stories and of memory in history: who tells life stories, the purpose for which they are told; the role of story and history in the politics of land claims; and the way language impacts on research and writing. Ann Parsonson writes about 'stories for land' in the oral narratives of the Maori Land Court; Deborah Rose Bird retells the 'saga of Captain Cook'; Andrew Erueti and Alan Ward examine Maori land law in the context of the Treaty claims process; Jeremy Beckett looks at the autobiographical oral history of Myles Lalor; and Bain Attwood discusses the stolen generations narrative. With Judith Binney, Fiona Magowan, W.H. Oliver, Basil Sansom and Penny van Toorn, these contributors explore the questions arising when different kinds of history meet: different kinds of evidence, from different cultures, sometimes telling the same story from conflicting perspectives. Telling Stories is a timely book that freely explores the multiple forms of indigenous history in New Zealand and Australia.

Telling Stories

The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned.

Author: Jacqueline Bardolph

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042015241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. In addition, the volume is of interest for the study of aspects of orality (dialect, dance rhythms, circularity and trickster figure for instance) and of the more or less conflictual relationships between the individual (character or implied author) and the community.Furthermore, the marginalized status of women emerges as another major theme, both as regards the past for white women settlers, or the present for urbanized characters, primarily in Africa and India. The reader will also have the rare pleasure of discovering Janice Kulik Keefer's “Fox,” her version of what she calls in her commentary “displaced autobiography'” or “creative non-fiction.” Lastly, an extensive bibliography on the postcolonial short story opens up further possibilities for research.

Telling Stories

This book analyzes the role of oral stories in Chinese witch-hunts.

Author: B. J. ter Haar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004148444

Category: History

Page: 378

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This book analyzes the role of oral stories in Chinese witch-hunts. Of interest to historians of oral traditions, folklore and witch-hunts, but also to those working on anti-Christian movements and the intersection of popular fears and political history in China.

Telling Stories

This book investigates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander historical practices for performances for entertainment; how they adapted to colonisation and how these performance practices extend contemporary theatre.

Author: Maryrose Casey

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre University College Adfa

ISBN: 1921875615

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 183

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Since the late eighteenth century, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiated performances have been an important part of cross cultural communication in Australia. This book investigates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander historical practices for performances for entertainment; how they adapted to colonisation and how these performance practices extend contemporary theatre. Based on interviews and detailed examinations of shows, this book sets out to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance in the twentieth and twenty first centuries within the context of their historical performance practices for entertainment.

Telling Stories to Change the World

Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice.

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135901264

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.

Telling Stories

This resulting edited collection presents contemporary making and writing practices as multi-faceted, interdisciplinary and trans-medial and is indicative of an attitude that sets out to encounter the world, its social conditions, its ...

Author: Jane Tormey

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527557277

Category: Art

Page: 299

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Trespassing disciplines and binding together practice and theory, Telling Stories: Visual Practice, Theories and Narrative crosses strange territories and occupies liminal spaces. It addresses a contemporary preoccupation with narrative and narration, which is being played out across the arts, humanities and beyond, and considers how visual and performative encounters contribute to thinking. How might they tell theories? Telling Stories results from a series of symposia, held at Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 2007. The programme included papers, screenings and performances and was based around the convenors’ shared interests in Peggy Phelan’s notion of ‘performative writing’ and in the examination of inter-disciplinary forms of narrative and counter-narrative. It specifically focused on three aspects - experimental forms of Theories and Criticism, Objects and Narrative and the particular form of the Cinematic Essay and explored how the performative move could also be said to apply to forms of contemporary art practice: to what photography, film, objects wish to say. This resulting edited collection presents contemporary making and writing practices as multi-faceted, interdisciplinary and trans-medial and is indicative of an attitude that sets out to encounter the world, its social conditions, its global perspectives and the nature of aesthetic discussion that is no longer confined by formalism.

Telling Stories

This book explores the interaction between literary culture and the public sphere in Australia in a series of informative, witty, intelligent and thought-provoking essays.

Author: Tanya Dalziell

Publisher: Monash Univ Pub

ISBN: 1921867469

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 638

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Telling Stories explores the interaction between literary culture and the public sphere in Australia in a series of informative, witty, intelligent and thought-provoking essays. In doing so it unearths the fascinating and changing role that literature has played in Australias sporting, political, civic and cultural life.The essays span many forms of Australian expression (fiction, memoirs, letters, public lectures, theatre, cartoons, song) so that authors expressing themselves in very different ways and in different historical periods are heard in conversation for the first time. Accomplished writers and canonical texts share the pages with political milestones, cinematic breakthroughs, turning points in popular culture, and memorable musical and sporting moments, to provide a fresh, kaleidoscopic view of literary Australia.

Telling Stories 3

Telling Stories 3 is an anthology showcasing a selection of works by members of the Calhoun Area Writers, a writers group that promotes writing and publishing in Northwest Georgia.

Author: Marla Aycock

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781678195342

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Telling Stories the Kiowa Way

Group participation is expected. And outsiders are seldom involved. This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers.

Author: Gus Palmer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816522782

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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Among the Kiowa, storytelling takes place under familiar circumstances. A small group of relatives and close friends gather. Tales are informative as well as entertaining. Joking and teasing are key components. Group participation is expected. And outsiders are seldom involved. This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers. Combining narrative, personal experience, and ethnography in an original and artful way, PalmerÑan anthropologist raised in a traditional Kiowa familyÑshows not only that storytelling remains an integral part of Kiowa culture but also that narratives embedded in everyday conversation are the means by which Kiowa cultural beliefs and values are maintained. Palmer's study features contemporary oral storytelling and other discourses, assembled over two and a half years of fieldwork, that demonstrate how Kiowa storytellers practice their art. Focusing on stories and their meaning within a narrative and ethnographic context, he draws on a range of material, including dream stories, stories about the coming of T‡im? (the spirit of the Sun Dance) to the Kiowas, and stories of tricksters and tribal heroes. He shows how storytellers employ the narrative devices of actively participating in oral narratives, leaving stories wide open, or telling stories within stories. And he demonstrates how stories can reflect a wide range of sensibilities, from magical realism to gossip. Firmly rooted in current linguistic anthropological thought, Telling Stories the Kiowa Way is a work of analysis and interpretation that helps us understand story within its larger cultural contexts. It combines the author's unique literary talent with his people's equally unique perspective on anthropological questions in a text that can be enjoyed on multiple levels by scholars and general readers alike.

Telling Stories

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Steven Cohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136494246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Telling Stories

The contributions in this volume are all related to one of Ulrich Broich's main fields of research and teaching, the way stories are told in the various literary genres.

Author: Elmar Lehmann

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027272522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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The contributions in this volume are all related to one of Ulrich Broich's main fields of research and teaching, the way stories are told in the various literary genres. The papers range from Chaucer to 20th-century literature; they discuss poems, prologues, plays and novels, French philosophers and English sermons, the Anglo-Boer War and totalitarianism.

Telling Stories Writing Songs

In a collection of thirty-four interviews, Kathleen Hudson pursues the stories behind the songs of Texas singers like Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lyle Lovett.

Author: Kathleen Hudson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292731361

Category: Music

Page: 300

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In a collection of thirty-four interviews, Kathleen Hudson pursues the stories behind the songs of Texas singers like Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lyle Lovett.

WRITING ARCHAEOLOGY

America’s best-known popular author of archaeology distills decades of experience in this brief guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work.

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598740059

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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America’s best-known popular author of archaeology distills decades of experience in this brief guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagan’s no nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive for the general public, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work, and the track your publication will follow after it is accepted by a press. Dealing with several genres of popular publication—articles, columns, trade books and textbooks—Fagan shows both the differences and similarities in the writing and the publication processes. While speaking directly to those interested in penning for a broad public, Fagan’s sage advice on writing and publishing will be of great value to all archaeologists and their students.

Telling Stories

Yes, you replied, but the narrative is uncovered in the telling. Now you tell me we
have to try something new. That is what I have been telling you this past hour. I
need to try something new. Now you want me to start telling you stories, a new ...

Author: Deborah Partington

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458218681

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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An introverted woman is overwhelmed by all the people living inside her when she comes to see psychotherapist, Dr. Freyn, for help. As she slips into a chair in her therapist’s office week after week, she does not know who she is anymore. When her weekly sessions hit an impasse, Dr. Freyn encourages her to release her internal companions so they may tell their own stories. As Dr. Freyn shows her pictures--a different one each week--and asks her to tell a story based on the pictures, the patient leads the therapist through a maze of interconnected relationships, madness, suicide, growth, and synthesis as she achieves a deeper connection with herself. As her characters spin a web of narratives that span the latter half of the twentieth century, the boundaries between fantasy and reality, truth and lies, and sanity and madness become blurred as the past and future attempt to reinvent each other. Telling Stories is the tale of one woman’s confrontation with her fragmented self and her journey to self-understanding through the stories of the internal characters who haunt her.