Even pre- and postclassical
authors leveled such complaints about Homer: the Ionian poet Xenophanes criticized his depictions (although he likewise faulted Hesiod), while Plato was concerned over the use of Homer in educating youth.
It is important for me to present my theory of social minds as an innovative approach within postclassical
narratology because that is what I think it is.
versions make her fall in love with Theseus: Boardman 10-11, 24-25; cf.
The model assumed is one of maturation: from a naive childhood, one progresses through lyric, with its discovery of the lyric "I," to a full-blown, if prosaic, subjective self-consciousness (often signaled by the entry of Socrates into world literature, which occasions the first developed uses of the reflexive pronouns for the self, emautos), (5) and finally to the fully developed, if overripe, expression of self-awareness that is found in postclassical
Hellenistic literature and scholarship.
While the classical phase of narratology was mostly concerned with literary fiction, and differed from literary criticism only through its concern for the general rather than the particular, in its postclassical
phase narratology increases the gap with literary criticism through its emphasis on story as a type of meaning that can be conveyed through a variety of different media.
In any case, the pantomimes' success in their imitative appropriation of feminine otherness was very much in line with broader patterns of stage entertainment, especially the unc ontested reign of the new, postclassical
type of tragic actor, the virtuoso siriger/tragoidos, who often specialized in female roles brimming with emotional expressiveness.
Herman and Vervaeck investigate the novel's narrative structure, applying the concepts of classical and postclassical
narratology that are required for an understanding of the condition represented by Powers, namely Capgras.
What is more, postclassical
narratology supplies useful instruments for the investigation of the structure and the effects of madness in fiction.
Focalization Between Classical and Postclassical
However, one can wonder, when reading some of the articles in the Encyclopedia ("Education and Narrative," "Medicine and Narrative," "Narrative Psychology," "Narrative Therapy," "Theology and Narrative," all of great interest on their own), if the encounter of certain disciplines of the "narrative turn" with the new narratology, with its postclassical
and poststructuralist features, is just due to circumstances and if it does not derive from an editorial strategy rather than a true synergy.
Gorey's book, with the claim that poetry has remained a neglected genre in classical narratology, contributes to the extension of postclassical
narratology which had long since moved beyond a generic focus on prose and begun to embrace diverse textual categories from cinematic narratives to painting.
Narratology: Approaches and Analyses, edited by Jan Alber, and Monika Fludernik, Ohio State UP, 2010, pp.