Computing Action: A Narratological Approach

Computing Action: A Narratological Approach

by Jan Christoph Meister
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110176289

ISBN-13: 9783110176285

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter

The study takes a new approach to the phenomenon of narrated action in literary texts. It begins with a survey of philosophical approaches to the concept of action. In the second part, the combinatory model of action proposed is put into practice in the context of a computer-aided investigation of the action constructs logically implied by narrative texts. The

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The study takes a new approach to the phenomenon of narrated action in literary texts. It begins with a survey of philosophical approaches to the concept of action. In the second part, the combinatory model of action proposed is put into practice in the context of a computer-aided investigation of the action constructs logically implied by narrative texts. The third part presents a case study of Goethe's "Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110176285
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Narratologia Series, #2
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Concepts of Action1
1.1Action as Project and Construct3
1.2Action: From Word to Concept29
1.3Philosophical Definitions of Action48
1.4The Elements of the Action Construct90
Pt. 2The Computer-Aided Analysis of Narrated Action199
2.1Narratology and Literary Computing201
2.2The EventParser Program214
2.3Constructing EPISODES and ACTIONS224
2.4The EpiTest Program242
2.5Action Potential and ACTION Product248
2.6Practical Analysis Using EpiTest253
Pt. 3An Experiment in Action: Conversations of German Refugees257
3.1Critical Approaches to the Conversations259
3.2Describing the Conversations275
3.3Explaining the Conversations287
3.4Conclusion303
References307
Author Index329
Subject Index333

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