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  • How Ficta Follow Fictionby Alberto Voltolini

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    This book is devoted to fictional entities or, to be more precise, fictional entities as they emerge from the literary process of storytelling. They encompass the great immortal figures in human literature?Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes and so on?as well as the protagonists of single novels such as Anna Karenina, Emma Woodhouse and Emma Bovary... more...

  • Man’s Changing Maskby Charles Child Walcutt

    University of Minnesota Press 1966; US$ 72.00

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  • Ornamenten van het vergetenby Lucia van Heteren; Chiel Kattenbelt; Christel Stalpaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Ornamenten van het vergeten, zo typeert Walter Benjamin in Zum Bilde Prousts de typische vertelstructuur van diens grote werk A la recherche du temps perdu. Op zoek naar de verloren tijd orchestreert Proust het vergeten. Dit vergeten is "de zwarte muur waartegen zich enkele motieven vertonen, en het is dankzij deze zwarte muur dat de schimmen... more...

  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2009; US$ 107.95 US$ 93.56

    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... more...

  • Murder by Accidentby Jody Enders

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable?even forbidden?for students of literature to talk about an author?s intentions for a given work. In Murder by Accident , Jody Enders boldly resurrects the long-disgraced concept of intentionality, especially as it relates to the theater. Drawing on four fascinating medieval events in which a theatrical... more...

  • The Story Is Trueby Bruce Jackson

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Making and experiencing stories, remembering and retelling them is something we all do. We tell stories over meals, at the water cooler, and to both friends and strangers. But how do stories work? What is it about telling and listening to stories that unites us? And, more importantly, how do we change them-and how do they change us? In The Story... 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...

  • Festivalisingby Temple Hauptfleisch; Shulamith Lev-Aladgem; Jacqueline Martin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 93.80

    Throughout the world festivals are growing – in numbers, in size, in significance – and serve as spaces where aesthetic encounters, religious and political celebrations, economic investments and public entertainment can take place. In this sense, festivals are theatrical events.This volume contains discussions of 14 diverse festival events... more...

  • Description in Literature and Other Mediaby Werner Wolf; Walter Bernhart

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    In contrast to narrative, description is a much less researched phenomenon, and where it so far has found attention at all, scholars have almost always discussed it with fiction in mind. The all but exclusive concentration on literature has hitherto obscured the fact that description transcends literature and indeed the verbal media in general and... more...

  • Narrative Revisitedby Christian R. Hoffmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    In this paper, we show how the intersection of chains of multimodal cohesive ties with choices of relations among sequences of filmic units provides a strong foundation for constructing filmic narrative. Until now bridging the gap between narrative concerns and fine-grained analysis of complex multimodal artefacts such as films has been difficult:... more...