narratology

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narratology

(ˌnærəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the study of narrative and narrative structure
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Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative.
All ten studies reported here have important implications for the theory of narrative processing, and they are also instrumental to the practice of designing effective health communication messages.
Since at least Ricoeur a popular, but fraught, way of seeing the nature of this achievement looks to the theory of narrative for a model of how we constitute a sense of being a particular person burdened with a particular life.
So, for instance, in the online resource Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative, Manfred Jahn writes: "This chapter builds a toolbox of basic narratological concepts and shows how to put it to work in the analysis of fiction.
Narratology has stridden a long way from Wallace Martin's judgment--"the theory of narrative has displaced the theory of the novel as a topic of central concern in literary study" (15) to Richardson's prediction--"it is very likely to become increasingly central to literary studies" ("Recent Concepts of Narrative and the Narratives of Narrative Theory" 174), and from Herman's observation--"an explosion of interest in narrative" ("Introduction" 4) to Alber's exclamation--"the unnatural is everywhere" ("Unnatural Narrative, Unnatural Narratology: Beyond Mimetic Models" 131).
In addition to numerous articles in Chinese and English, his book publications include (2013) (Con temporary Western Narratology: Postclassical Perspectives) and In Pursuit of Narrative Dynamics: A Study of James Phelan's Rhetorical Theory of Narrative (2011).
In "Magical Genders: The Gender(s) of Witches in the Historical Imagination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld," Lian Sinclair fruitfully explores the similarities between Pratchett's theory of narrative causality and the gender theories of Butler and Foucault; all deal with an urge to fit gender performance into an established story.
Suurpaa combines two additional analytical methods in order to suggest that songs 14-24 display textual and tonal interconnectedness: neo-Riemannian theory and Roland Barthes's theory of narrative.
Theory of narrative in the national image features of the medium of the masses[J].
Resisting the view that Victorian prose ultimately disciplined the youthful effusions of Romantic lyric, Rajah argues instead that the underlying dynamic between poetry and prose must be reconsidered so as to make possible a theory of narrative that views the novel as something other than a disciplinary apparatus.
One particularly indispensable piece of narratology scholarship is Mieke Bal's Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative (1997).

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