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Routledge encyclopedia of narrative theory /
edited by David Herman, Manfred Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
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xxix, 718 p.
ISBN
0415282594 (alk. paper)
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
isbn
0415282594 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5273130
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-09-01:
One of the early discoveries for students of narrative is the frequency with which overlapping new terms describe frustratingly similar narrative phenomena. Another is that the perception of what constitutes narrative has developed exponentially across disciplines in recent decades to accommodate ever-expanding ideas about what a narrative is. Gerald Prince's Dictionary of Narratology (CH, Sep'88, 26-0049) has been the field's standard reference. Prince joins other well-established narrative scholars and theorists such as M. Bal, P. Brooks, J. Culler, M. Fludernik, D. Herman, E. Kafalenos, S. Lohafer, U. Margolin, J. Phelan, D. Richter, and R. Warhol as a contributor to this pricey volume. The entries "cover the history of the field, key terms and concepts, ... various schools and approaches, important debates, and a wide range of disciplinary contexts in which narratives figure prominently." Potentially daunting, this complex subject is made a snap by clever arrangements for entries: five different types, from mini-essay to thumbnail definition, all cross-indexed. The helpful navigational aids include coded typeface, a thematically organized reader's guide, and an excellent comprehensive index. One expects a certain degree of unevenness in so many essays from diverse hands. Despite this shortcoming, however, the overall volume is thorough, accessible, and remarkably free of obfuscating language. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Academic libraries at all levels. T. Loe SUNY Oswego
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'Potentially daunting, this complex subject is made a snap by clever arrangements for entries: five different types, from mini-essay to thumbnail definition, all cross-indexed. The helpful navigational aids include coded typeface, a thematically-organized reader's guide, and an excellent comprehensive index. Thorough, accessible, and remarkably free of obfuscating language. Highly recommended.' ''‚¬" Choice
'Potentially daunting, this complex subject is made a snap by clever arrangements for entries: five different types, from mini-essay to thumbnail definition, all cross-indexed. The helpful navigational aids include coded typeface, a thematically-organized reader's guide, and an excellent comprehensive index. Thorough, accessible, and remarkably free of obfuscating language. Highly recommended.' Choice 'It is the single volume I would advise my students and other budding narratologists to purchase so as to have it constantly at hand for quick consultation...With its more than 700 tightly packed pages, close to 450 entries by 200 international experts on narrative-theoretical topics, plus an 80-page index, the Encyclopediais well worth the investment.'- Pekka Tammi,Language and Literature 16:4 (2007)
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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 basic human strategy for coming to terms with time, process, and change.However, the very predominance of narrative as a focus of interest across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, teachers, and students to have access to a comprehensive reference resource.
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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. This text takes a look at the topic.
Main Description
The increasing interest in narrative theory as a focus of inquiry across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, teachers, and students to have access to an in-depth reference that cuts across disciplinary specializations to provide information about the core concepts, categories, distinctions, and technical nomenclatures that have grown up around the study of narrative in all of its guises. TheRoutledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theoryanswers that need, providing a comprehensive and authoritative resource for students and researchers in the many disciplines drawing on concepts of storytelling and using methods of narrative analysis. In addition to providing ample coverage of structuralist models and of the frameworks developed for the study of literary narratives, this reference also seeks to give a broad overview of paradigms for analyzing stories across a variety of media and genres--from film, television, opera, and digital environments, to gossip, sports broadcasts,comics and graphic novels, obituaries, and many more. The entries cover the history of the field, key terms and concepts, various schools and approaches, important debates, and a wide range of disciplinary contexts related to the field. Featuring extensive cross-references and suggestions for further reading, this encyclopedia is invaluable for students and researchers in many fields, from literary studies, gender studies, and philosophy, to cognitive and social psychology, media studies, Artificial Intelligence, and the study of organizations, medicine, jurisprudence, and history. Key Features: * Comprehensive and truly interdisciplinary coverage, examining narrative issues across disciplines, media, genres, and cultural contexts * Written by an international team of over 200 experts in from all over the world * Extensively cross-referenced and indexed * Authoritative and up-to-date bibliographies and suggestions for further reading
Main Description
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 basic human strategy for coming to terms with time, process, and change. However, the very predominance of narrative as a focus of interest across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, teachers, and students to have access to a comprehensive reference resource.
Table of Contents
Actant
Action theory
Adaptation
Address
Addresser and addressee
Adolescent narrative
Advertisements
African narrative
Agency
Allegory
Alteration
Alterity
Anachrony analepsis
Ancient theories of narrative (Western)
Ancient theories of narrative (non-Western)
Anecdote
Animated film
Annals
Anti-narrative
Apology
Archetypal patterns
Architext
Artificial Intelligence and narrative
Atomic and molecular narratives
Attributive discourse
Audience
Australian
Aboriginal narrative
Authentication
Author
Authorial narrative situation
Autobiography
Autodiegetic narration
Autofiction
Backstory
Ballad
Biblical narrative
Bildungsroman
Biography
Biological foundations of narrative
Blog (weblog)
Catachresis
Catharsis
Causality
Character
Chicago school
Children's stories (narratives written for children)
Children's storytelling
Chinese narrative
Chronicle
Chronotope
Cin+,roman
Closure
Codes for reading
Cognitive narratology
Coincidence
Comics and graphic novel
Coming-out story
Commentary
Communication in narrative
Communication studies and narrative
Composite novel
Computational approaches to narrative
Computer games and narrative
Concretisation
Confessional narrative
Conflict
Constance school
Contextualism (in historiography)
Conversational storytelling
Counterfactual history
Courtroom narrative
Cultural-studies approaches to narrative
Cyberpunk fiction
Dance and narrative
Deconstructive approaches to narrative
Defamiliarisation
Deixis
Denarration
Description
Desire
Detective fiction
Dialogism
Dialogue in the novel
Diary
Didactic narrative
Diegesis
Digital narrative
Discourse analysis (Foucault)
Discourse analysis (linguistics)
Disnarrated, the distance
Drama and narrative
Dramatic irony
Dramatic monologue
Dramatic situations
Dream narrative
Dual-voice hypothesis
Dystopian fiction
Eco-narratives t+,criture f+,minine
Education and narrative
Ekphrasis
Embedding
Emic and etic
Emotion and narrative
Emplotment
Encyclopedic novel
Epic
Epiphany
Episode
Epistolary novel
Ergodic literature
Ethical turn
Ethnographic approaches to narrative
Events and event-types
Evolution of narrative forms
Existent
Experiencing-I
Experientiality
Exposition
Extradiegetic narrator
Fable
Fabula
Fairy tale
Family chronicle
Fantastic, the
Fantasy
Feminist narratology
Fiction, theories of
Figura (Auerbach)
Figural narration
Film narrative
First-person narration
Focalization
Folklore
Folktale
Foregrounding
Formalism
Frame theory
Framed narrative
Free indirect discourse
Frequency
Freytag's triangle
Function (Jakobson)
Function (Propp)
Gapping
Gaze
Gender studies
Genealogy
Genre fiction
Genre theory in film studies
Genre theory in narrative studies
Gesture
Gossip
Gothic novel
Grand r+,cit
Graphic presentation as expressive device
Hagiography
Hermeneutics
Hero
Heterodiegetic narration
Heteroglossia
Historical novel
Historical present
Historicis
Historiographic metafiction
Historiographic narratology
Historiography
Holocaust narrative
Homodiegetic narration
Horizon of expectations
Horror narrative
Humour studies and narrative
Hybrid genres
Hybridity
Hypertext
Hypertext and hypotext (Genette)
Hypodiegetic narrative
Identity and narrative
Ideology and narrative
Image and narrative
Immersion
Implied author
Implied reader
In medias res
Indeterminacy
Institutional narrative
Intentionality
Interactive fiction
Interactivity
Interdisciplinary approaches to narrative
Interior monologue
Intermediality
Intertextuality
Intradiegetic narrator
Irony
Isotopy
Japanese narrative
Joke
Journalism
Law and narrative
Legal fiction
Legend
Leitmotif
Letters as narrative
Life story
Linguistic approaches to narrative
Logic of narrative
Magical realism
Marxist approaches to narrative
Master narrative
Media and narrative
Mediacy
Medicine and narrative
Medieval narrative
Memory
Mental mapping of nar
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