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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    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... more...

  • Narrative Thought and Narrative Languageby Bruce K. Britton; Anthony D. Pellegrini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Since before the dawn of history, people have been telling stories to each other and to themselves. Thus stories are at the root of human experience. This volume describes empirical investigations by Jerome Bruner, Wallace Chafe, David Olson, and others on the relationship between stories and cognition. Using philosophical, linguistic, anthropological,... more...

  • Narratologyby Susana Onega; Jose Angel Garcia Landa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    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... more...

  • The Opacity of Narrativeby Peter Lamarque

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 34.99

    What is narrative? What is distinctive about the great literary narratives? In virtue of what is a narrative fictional or non-fictional? In this important new book Peter Lamarque, one of the leading philosophers of literature at work today, explores these and related questions to bring new clarity and insight to debates about narrative in philosophy,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Schreiben für "das Kind in uns allen"by Jonas Etten

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Die Gegenwartsbelletristik kennt einen neuen Trend - die All-Age-Literatur. Dabei handelt es sich um Romane, die kindliche und erwachsene Leser gleichermaßen ansprechen und damit auch eine Reihe neuer Fragen an die Literaturwissenschaft stellen. Worin unterscheiden sich "kindliche? von "erwachsenen? Lektüreformen? Und auf welche Weise werden... more...

  • A Self Made of Wordsby Carl H. Klaus

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Confident or fretful, solemn or sassy, tough or tender, casual or formal: the self you project in writing?your persona?is the byproduct of numerous decisions you make about what to say and how to say it. Though any single word or phrase or sentence might make little difference within the scope of an entire essay or book, collectively they create... more...

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

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 30.00

    Lars Bernaerts is a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University. He teaches literary theory at the Free University of Brussels. Dirk De Geest is a professor of modern Dutch literature and literary theory at the KU Leuven. Luc Herman is a professor of American literature and narrative theory at the University of Antwerp. Bart Vervaeck is a professor... more...

  • Theatre's Strangest Actsby Sheridan Morley

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    This enthralling collection of weird and wonderful tales from the world of theatre includes such unusual stories as the legendary ghost of Drury Lane, how an actor can exorcise the curse of Macbeth, and the well-known theatre manager who fried bacon and eggs in the Royal Box to feed her starving cast at the interval. If you have ever wondered whether... more...