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A Companion to Narrative Theory.

By: Rabinowitz, Peter J.
Contributor(s): Phelan, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Blackwell companions to literature and culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2008Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (594 p.).ISBN: 9781405151962.Subject(s): Narration (Rhetoric) | Narration (Rhetoric)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to Narrative TheoryDDC classification: 809.923 LOC classification: PN212 .C64 2005ebPN212.C64Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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A Companion to Narrative Theory; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Narrative Theory; Prologue; 1 Histories of Narrative Theory (I): A Genealogy of Early Developments; 2 Histories of Narrative Theory (II): From Structuralism to the Present; 3 Ghosts and Monsters: On the (Im)Possibility of Narratingthe History of Narrative Theory; PART I New Light on Stubborn Problems; 4 Resurrection of the Implied Author: Why Bother?; 5 Reconceptualizing Unreliable Narration: SynthesizingCognitive and Rhetorical Approaches
6 Authorial Rhetoric, Narratorial (Un)Reliability,Divergent Readings: Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata7 Henry James and ''Focalization,'' or Why James Loves Gyp; 8 What Narratology and Stylistics Can Do for Each Other; 9 The Pragmatics of Narrative Fictionality; PART II Revisions and Innovations; 10 Beyond the Poetics of Plot: Alternative Forms of NarrativeProgression and the Multiple Trajectories of Ulysses; 11 They Shoot Tigers, Don't They?: Path and Counterpointin The Long Goodbye; 12 Spatial Poetics and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
13 The ''I'' of the Beholder: Equivocal Attachments and theLimits of Structuralist Narratology14 Neonarrative; or, How to Render the Unnarratable inRealist Fiction and Contemporary Film; 15 Self-consciousness as a Narrative Feature and Force:Tellers vs. Informants in Generic Design; 16 Effects of Sequence, Embedding, and Ekphrasis in Poe's''The Oval Portrait''; 17 Mrs. Dalloway's Progeny: The Hours as Second-degree Narrative; PART III Narrative Form and its Relationship to History, Politics, and Ethics; 18 Genre, Repetition, Temporal Order: SomeAspects of Biblical Narratology
19 Why Won't Our Terms Stay Put? The NarrativeCommunication Diagram Scrutinized and Historicized20 Gender and History in Narrative Theory: The Problem of RetrospectiveDistance in David Copperfield and Bleak House; 21 Narrative Judgments and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative:Ian McEwan's Atonement; 22 The Changing Faces of Mount Rushmore: Collective Portraiture andParticipatory National Heritage; 23 The Trouble with Autobiography: Cautionary Notesfor Narrative Theorists; 24 On a Postcolonial Narratology
25 Modernist Soundscapes and the Intelligent Ear:An Approach to Narrative Through Auditory Perception26 In Two Voices, or: Whose Life/Death/Story Is It, Anyway?; PART IV Beyond Literary Narrative; 27 Narrative in and of the Law; 28 Second Nature, Cinematic Narrative, the HistoricalSubject, and Russian Ark; 29 Narrativizing the End: Death and Opera; 30 Music and/as Cine-Narrative or: Ceci n'est pas un leitmotif; 31 Classical Instrumental Music and Narrative; 32 ''I'm Spartacus!''; 33 Shards of a History of Performance Art: Pollockand Namuth Through a Glass, Darkly; Epilogue
34 Narrative and Digitality: Learning to Think With the Medium
Summary: The 35 original essays in A Companion to Narrative Theory constitute the best available introduction to this vital and contested field of humanistic enquiry.Comprises 35 original essays written by leading figures in the fieldIncludes contributions from pioneers in the field such as Wayne C. Booth, Seymour Chatman, J. Hillis Miller and Gerald PrinceRepresents all the major critical approaches to narrative and investigates and debates the relations between themConsiders narratives in different disciplines, such as law and medicineFeatures analyses of a variety of media, including film, music, and paintingDesigned to be of interest to specialists, yet accessible to readers with little prior knowledge of the field
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A Companion to Narrative Theory; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Narrative Theory; Prologue; 1 Histories of Narrative Theory (I): A Genealogy of Early Developments; 2 Histories of Narrative Theory (II): From Structuralism to the Present; 3 Ghosts and Monsters: On the (Im)Possibility of Narratingthe History of Narrative Theory; PART I New Light on Stubborn Problems; 4 Resurrection of the Implied Author: Why Bother?; 5 Reconceptualizing Unreliable Narration: SynthesizingCognitive and Rhetorical Approaches

6 Authorial Rhetoric, Narratorial (Un)Reliability,Divergent Readings: Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata7 Henry James and ''Focalization,'' or Why James Loves Gyp; 8 What Narratology and Stylistics Can Do for Each Other; 9 The Pragmatics of Narrative Fictionality; PART II Revisions and Innovations; 10 Beyond the Poetics of Plot: Alternative Forms of NarrativeProgression and the Multiple Trajectories of Ulysses; 11 They Shoot Tigers, Don't They?: Path and Counterpointin The Long Goodbye; 12 Spatial Poetics and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

13 The ''I'' of the Beholder: Equivocal Attachments and theLimits of Structuralist Narratology14 Neonarrative; or, How to Render the Unnarratable inRealist Fiction and Contemporary Film; 15 Self-consciousness as a Narrative Feature and Force:Tellers vs. Informants in Generic Design; 16 Effects of Sequence, Embedding, and Ekphrasis in Poe's''The Oval Portrait''; 17 Mrs. Dalloway's Progeny: The Hours as Second-degree Narrative; PART III Narrative Form and its Relationship to History, Politics, and Ethics; 18 Genre, Repetition, Temporal Order: SomeAspects of Biblical Narratology

19 Why Won't Our Terms Stay Put? The NarrativeCommunication Diagram Scrutinized and Historicized20 Gender and History in Narrative Theory: The Problem of RetrospectiveDistance in David Copperfield and Bleak House; 21 Narrative Judgments and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative:Ian McEwan's Atonement; 22 The Changing Faces of Mount Rushmore: Collective Portraiture andParticipatory National Heritage; 23 The Trouble with Autobiography: Cautionary Notesfor Narrative Theorists; 24 On a Postcolonial Narratology

25 Modernist Soundscapes and the Intelligent Ear:An Approach to Narrative Through Auditory Perception26 In Two Voices, or: Whose Life/Death/Story Is It, Anyway?; PART IV Beyond Literary Narrative; 27 Narrative in and of the Law; 28 Second Nature, Cinematic Narrative, the HistoricalSubject, and Russian Ark; 29 Narrativizing the End: Death and Opera; 30 Music and/as Cine-Narrative or: Ceci n'est pas un leitmotif; 31 Classical Instrumental Music and Narrative; 32 ''I'm Spartacus!''; 33 Shards of a History of Performance Art: Pollockand Namuth Through a Glass, Darkly; Epilogue

34 Narrative and Digitality: Learning to Think With the Medium

The 35 original essays in A Companion to Narrative Theory constitute the best available introduction to this vital and contested field of humanistic enquiry.Comprises 35 original essays written by leading figures in the fieldIncludes contributions from pioneers in the field such as Wayne C. Booth, Seymour Chatman, J. Hillis Miller and Gerald PrinceRepresents all the major critical approaches to narrative and investigates and debates the relations between themConsiders narratives in different disciplines, such as law and medicineFeatures analyses of a variety of media, including film, music, and paintingDesigned to be of interest to specialists, yet accessible to readers with little prior knowledge of the field

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Notions of what constitutes narrative and how it can be approached have undergone dramatic and explosive shifts in the last several decades. Many scholars have attempted to reexamine, define, or extend the concepts that have resulted from this revitalized interest. A number of new journals have sprung up; collections of articles--e.g., Narrative Dynamics, ed. by Brian Richardson (2002)--have brought together of variety of perspectives on major narrative issues; and Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory, ed. by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, and Marie-Laure Ryan (CH, Sep'05, 43-0024), offers a comprehensive reference guide to core terms and concepts. The present volume offers a developed survey of the depth and scope of this "discipline experiencing a voracious spin." Its 35 essays are organized into sections that consider the origins, evolution, and perennial issues of narrative theory; its revisions and innovations; its extensions from its traditional linguistic and literary base into other disciplines like history, medicine, ethics, politics, law, cinema, and art; and its future. Written by major narrative theorists, these essays are original to this volume and are impressively accessible. The editors include ample notes, suggestions for further reading, and a brief glossary. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-/upper-division undergraduates through faculty. T. Loe SUNY Oswego

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James Phelan is Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University. He is the editor of the journal Narrative and the author of several books in narrative theory, the most recent of which are Living to Tell About It: A Rhetoric and Ethics of Character Narration (2005) and Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative (2007).<br> <p><br> Peter J. Rabinowitz is Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College. His previous publications include Before Reading (1987) and Authorizing Readers (coauthored with Michael Smith, 1998). He is also a music critic and serves as a contributing editor of Fanfare .<br></p> <p><br> Phelan and Rabinowitz are coeditors of the Ohio State University Press series on the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative, which now has more than twenty-five titles to its credit.</p>

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