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Engagements with Narrative.

By: Utell, Janine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Engagements with Literature: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (183 p.).ISBN: 9781315779058.Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Engagements with NarrativeDDC classification: 809.3 LOC classification: PN212 | .U845 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: How to do things with narrative -- 1 Story parts and purpose -- 2 The reader in the (story) world -- 3 Stories beyond the page, stories on the screen -- 4 Narrative, ethics, and empathy -- Index
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: How to do things with narrative -- 1 Story parts and purpose -- 2 The reader in the (story) world -- 3 Stories beyond the page, stories on the screen -- 4 Narrative, ethics, and empathy -- Index

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CHOICE Review

Utell (Widener Univ.) has undertaken the difficult task of introducing readers to narratology, a theoretical approach that focuses on the importance of the story and essential plot development. She investigates how characters act and feel; how events unfold over time; how setting and description help the reader visualize space; what makes a good story; and what evokes an emotional response from the reader. Utell looks at the parts that make up a story by examining specific works in various genres--Woody Allen's film Annie Hall (1977), Junot Díaz's novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008), the television series Law and Order (which premiered in 1990). In a chapter titled "The Reader in the (Story) World," the author focuses on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Jack Kerouac's On the Road, and Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. Utell goes on to examine "stories beyond the page," i.e., stories on screen, and she closes with "Narrative, Ethics, and Empathy," in which she considers how one should gather meaning from a particular text and transmit that knowledge thereafter. This is not a book for the casual reader. It is meant for those serious about literary theory and about deconstructing something inaccessible to make it accessible. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Shelli Lynn Rottschafer, Aquinas College

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<p>Janine Utell is Associate Professor and Chair of English at Widener University, USA.</p>

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