More problematic, though, are the subjects mixed (from a Genettean and also more generally narratological
perspective) in the other chapters.
Markantonatos firmly believes that the time has come for a narratological
study of a Greek tragic play in light of new developments in the field of modern narrative studies.
This volume situates itself as a response to these developments, aiming, according to the back cover blurb, to draw out "the subtler possibilities of narratological
analysis for the interpretation of ancient texts".
Nicole Brossard, in particular, seems to fit the narratological
patterns that Rae argues for the poet's novel, but Rae refers to her only once, in passing.
From Greimas's decoding to the many microscopic narratological
analyses in the wake of his La Semiotique du texte: exercices pratiques (Paris: Seuil, 1976), the privileged status of the short story has itself been partly responsible for bringing Maupassant back to serious critical attention, often in the shape of essays devoted to individual texts.
Le Roux-Kieken readily acknowledges the numerous Proust studies that have covered death from a variety of angles, including biographical, medical, genetic, stylistic, narratological
, psychoanalytic, comparatist, and philosophical approaches 05).
On the plus side, in addition to the attention to our field itself, both Akst and Satire use their terms well enough that a good defense lawyer could get them off any charges that might be brought by the Narratological
Story Logic not only critiques and develops previous narratological
models, but also challenges current assumptions about the nature of narrative and provides powerful techniques for analyzing stories of many different types.
But precisely because of the length of time it takes the author to survey narratological
writings here, the readings of Dubliners seem perpetually deferred.
approach to "the polyglossia of Chesnutt's writing" represents an effort to meet this challenge head on.
Judah and Tamar in Ancient Exegesis is to be commended for its ambitious attempt to combine approaches to biblical literature that rarely converse with each other: the narratological
analysis of the Bible and the study of early Jewish biblical interpretation.
It's the kind of narratological
metropolis inhabited by a dwarf tattooed head-to-foot with river maps, creatures called Mushroom Dwellers you just don't want to know too much about, a laughable and sad alcoholic father, a geophagist mother, and a masturbating saint.