Narrative across Media: The Languages of Storytelling / Edition 1

Narrative across Media: The Languages of Storytelling / Edition 1

by Marie-Laure Ryan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803289936

ISBN-13: 9780803289932

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback


Narratology has been conceived from its earliest days as a project that transcends disciplines and media. The essays gathered here address the question of how narrative migrates, mutates, and creates meaning as it is expressed across various media. 

Dividing the inquiry into five areas: face-to-face narrative, still pictures, moving pictures, music, and

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Narratology has been conceived from its earliest days as a project that transcends disciplines and media. The essays gathered here address the question of how narrative migrates, mutates, and creates meaning as it is expressed across various media. 

Dividing the inquiry into five areas: face-to-face narrative, still pictures, moving pictures, music, and digital media, Narrative across Media investigates how the intrinsic properties of the supporting medium shape the form of narrative and affect the narrative experience. Unlike other interdisciplinary approaches to narrative studies, all of which have tended to concentrate on narrative across language-supported fields, this unique collection provides a much-needed analysis of how narrative operates when expressed through visual, gestural, electronic, and musical means. In doing so, the collection redefines the act of storytelling. Although the fields of media and narrative studies have been invigorated by a variety of theoretical approaches, this volume seeks to avoid a dominant theoretical bias by providing instead a collection of concrete studies that inspire a direct look at texts rather than relying on a particular theory of interpretation. A contribution to both narrative and media studies, Narrative across Media is the first attempt to bridge the two disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803289932
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Frontiers of Narrative
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Face-to-face narration41
1Toward a transmedial narratology47
2Frame and boundary in the phenomenology of narrative76
3Gesture and the poetics of prose108
Pt. 2Still pictures139
4Pictorial narrativity145
5Art Spiegelman's Maus and the graphic narrative178
Pt. 3Moving pictures195
6Neo-structuralist narratology and the functions of filmic storytelling203
7Literary film adaptation and the form/content dilemma220
8Ordinary horror on reality TV244
Pt. 4Music267
9Overview of the music and narrative field275
10Music as a narrative art283
11Music, genre, and narrative theory305
Pt. 5Digital media329
12Will new media produce new narratives?337
13Quest games as post-narrative discourse361
14The myths of interactive cinema377
Coda : textual theory and blind spots in media studies391
Contributors405
Index409

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