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  • A Companion to Narrative Theoryby Peter J. Rabinowitz; James Phelan

    Wiley 2008; US$ 219.95

    The 35 original essays in A Companion to Narrative Theory constitute the best available introduction to this vital and contested field of humanistic enquiry. Comprises 35 original essays written by leading figures in the field Includes contributions from pioneers in the field such as Wayne C. Booth, Seymour Chatman, J. Hillis Miller and Gerald... more...

  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 37.95

    Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories. Includes an overview of recent developments in narrative scholarship Provides... more...

  • Representing the Pastby Charlotte M. Canning; Thomas Postlewait

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    How do historians represent the past? How do theatre historians represent performance events? The fifteen challenging essays in Representing the Past: Essays in Performance Historiography focus on the fundamental epistemological conditions and procedures that serve as the foundational ideas that guide all historians in their endeavors. Unified by their... more...

  • Narrativität als Begriffby Matthias Aumüller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The term ?narrativity? has gained considerable currency. But what does it actually mean? This is the question considered in the articles by linguists, media scholars, psychologists and other specialist academics that are compiled in this volume. They reveal the diversity of ways in which this term is used and describe various methods of delineation.... more...

  • Narrative, Interruptedby Markku Lehtimäki; Laura Karttunen; Maria Mäkelä

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    What do boring stories and seemingly insignificant details reveal about the nature of narrative? How does narrativity manifest itself in forms such as stanzaic poetry and fictional dialogue? Narrative, Interrupted probes the limits of narrativity by focusing on the anti-linear, anti-causal and non-natural tendencies of literature. The book highlights... more...

  • The Dynamics of Narrative Formby John Pier

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 182.00

    With the emergence of postclassical narratology, it has become necessary to take stock of ongoing developments against the backdrop of established aspects of research in the field. The contributions to this volume employ some of the recent epistemological and methodological models in an attempt to resolve a number of unsettled issues while charting... more...

  • Stories and Mindsby Lars Bernaerts; Luc Herman; Bart Vervaeck; Dirk de Geest

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 30.00

    How do narratives draw on our memory capacity? How is our attention guided when we are reading a literary narrative? What kind of empathy is triggered by intercultural novels? A cast of international scholars explores these and other questions from an interdisciplinary perspective in Stories and Minds , a collection of essays that discusses cutting-edge... more...

  • Time and Narrative, Volume 1by Paul Ricoeur; Kathleen McLaughlin; David Pellauer

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's earlier analysis, in The Rule of Metaphor , of semantic innovation at the level of the sentence. Ricoeur here examines the creation of meaning at the textual level, with narrative rather than metaphor as the ruling concern. Ricoeur finds a "healthy circle" between time and narrative: time is humanized... more...

  • Elemente der Narratologieby Wolf Schmid

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 525.00

    This third edition substantially expands on the theory of eventfulness, which now fills an entire sub-chapter. The chapter on ?narrative perspective? has been amplified with a section on the highly contemporary topic of ?perspectival structure.? All chapters have been critically reviewed with some revisions and updated commentary. Throughout the work,... more...

  • Relating Narrativesby Adriana Cavarero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, Relating Narratives is a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration. Drawing a diverse array of thinkers from both the philosophical and the literary... more...