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  • Avatars of Storyby Marie-Laure Ryan

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Marie-Laure Ryan moves beyond literary works to examine other media, especially electronic narrative forms, revealing how story, a form of meaning that transcends cultures and media, achieves diversity by presenting itself under multiple avatars. Ryan considers texts such as the reality television show Survivor, the film The Truman Show, and software-driven... more...

  • Intermediality and Storytellingby Marie-Laure Ryan; Marina Grishakova

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Extending narratological analysis to media as varied as graphic novels, photography, television, musicals, computer games and advertising, the essays gathered in this volume address some of the most fundamental questions raised by the medial turn in narratology: how can narrative meaning be created in media other than language; how do different types... more...

  • Computing Actionby Jan Christoph Meister; Alastair Matthews; Marie-Laure Ryan

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    Computing Action takes a new approach to the phenomenon of narrated action in literary texts. It begins with a survey of philosophical approaches to the concept of action, ranging from analytical to transcendental and finally constructivist definitions. This leads to the formulation of a new model of action, in which the core definitions developed... more...

  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theoryby David Herman; Manfred Jahn; Marie-Laure Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 66.95

    The past several decades have seen an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplinary fields and research contexts. As accounts of what happened to particular people in particular circumstances and with specific consequences, stories have come to be viewed as a... more...

  • Storyworlds across Mediaby Marie-Laure Ryan; Jan-NoŽl Thon

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    The proliferation of media and their ever-increasing role in our daily life has produced a strong sense that understanding media?everything from oral storytelling, literary narrative, newspapers, and comics to radio, film, TV, and video games?is key to understanding the dynamics of culture and society. Storyworlds across Media explores how media,... more...

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