Farrukh Nadeem, a literary figure and faculty member at the department then proceeded to share his short review of the book, mentioning how it applies the literary methods of narratological
study to the comparative study of religious texts.
Among their topics are a narratological
comparison of Herodotus and Diodorus on Thermopylae, Herodotus and Thucydides: distant and immersion, discourse-linguistic strategies in Livy's account of the battle at Cannae, et radio et res: the characterization of Roman conduct through speech representation in the Battle of Cannae, and parallel plotlines: the function of similes in the battle narrative of Vergil Aeneid 10(2).
The last two parts present a thorough history of colonization and its contesting identities in which the comparison of narratological
perspectives highlights the narrative unsteadiness and new horizons toward a Pakistani idiom.
The use of some rather off-putting and arguably outmoded terminology concerned with narratological
categories, a remnant of the 1960's heyday of structuralism, is here not only explained with the utmost clarity but is justified by the relevance of the argument attached to it.
In this mnemonic dialogue, the "elegiac voice of memory" in Hughes' volume is inferred as a narratological
agent that challenges "Plath's mournful and violent poetry" (125).
This research paper is a narratological
analysis of the strategic construction of the worldview involving America in Zeb-un-Nissa Hamidullah's travelogue, Sixty Days in America (1956).It studies the political discourse in the historical contextualisation of political implications of her travelogue which allowed Hamidullah to create a world view.
Weaving together narratological
, stylistic, philological, theological and philosophical lines of inquiry, Thomas Peterson's sound hermeneutics includes dialogues with scholars on both sides of the Atlantic.
The book does lack in narratological
analysis, and some of the arguments presented would benefit from a more theoretical approach along the lines of Bakhtin, Schlegel or Lukacs.
Farrin and some of his predecessors argue that ignorance of the structure and method of chiasmus and its centrality in Islams holy book has caused the uninitiated (which apparently includes a large segment of the entire tafsir tradition) to miss the compelling and perfectly coherent narratological
profile of the Quran.
The first one sticks to the conventional reading of the two abovementioned direct speeches, arguing firstly that the communicative line which results in Charicles' acquisition of knowledge can be reconstructed, and secondly that certain narratological
properties of the Aethiopica invite the reader to make assumptions about unnarrated events like those which are necessary for explaining Charicles' surprising state of knowledge.