Overview

The past several decades have seen an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplinary fields and research contexts. As accounts of what happened to particular people in particular circumstances and with specific consequences, stories have come to be viewed as a basic human strategy for coming to terms with time, process, and change.
However, the very predominance of narrative as a focus of ...
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Overview

The past several decades have seen an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplinary fields and research contexts. As accounts of what happened to particular people in particular circumstances and with specific consequences, stories have come to be viewed as a basic human strategy for coming to terms with time, process, and change.
However, the very predominance of narrative as a focus of interest across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, teachers, and students to have access to a comprehensive reference resource.
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'Potentially daunting, this complex subject is made a snap by clever arrangements for entries: five different types, from mini-essay to thumbnail definition, all cross-indexed. The helpful navigational aids include coded typeface, a thematically-organized reader's guide, and an excellent comprehensive index. Thorough, accessible, and remarkably free of obfuscating language. Highly recommended.'– Choice

'It is the single volume I would advise my students and other budding narratologists to purchase so as to have it constantly at hand for quick consultation...With its more than 700 tightly packed pages, close to 450 entries by 200 international experts on narrative-theoretical topics, plus an 80-page index, the Encyclopedia is well worth the investment.' - Pekka Tammi, Language and Literature 16:4 (2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134458394
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 720
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Herman teaches in the Department of English at Ohio State University. He has published several studies in the field, including The Cambridge Companion to Narrative, Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences, Story Logic, and Narratologies.

Manfred Jahn is based at the University of Cologne in Germany and has published articles on focalization, represented speech and thought, and cognitive narratology in venues such as the Journal of Pragmatics, Poetics Today, Style, and Narratologies. He has also authored a widely used online guide to narratology and narrative theory, freely available at .

Marie-Laure Ryan is an independent scholar and a former recipient of NEH and Guggenheim Fellowships. She has published widely in the areas of narrative theory, electronic textuality, and media studies. Her most recent studies include Narrative across Media and Avatars of Story.

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Table of Contents

actant
action theory
adaptation
address
addresser and addressee
adolescent narrative
advertisements
African narrative
agency
allegory
alteration
alterity
anachrony
analepsis
ancient theories of narrative (Western)
ancient theories of narrative (non-Western)
anecdote
animated film
annals
anti-narrative
apology
archetypal patterns
architext
Artificial Intelligence and narrative
atomic and molecular narratives
attributive discourse
audience
Australian Aboriginal narrative
authentication
author
authorial narrative situation
autobiography
autodiegetic narration
autofiction
backstory
ballad
Biblical narrative
Bildungsroman
biography
biological foundations of narrative
blog (weblog)
catachresis
catharsis
causality
character
Chicago school
children's stories (narratives written for children)
children's storytelling
Chinese narrative
chronicle
chronotope
cineroman
closure
codes for reading
cognitive narratology
coincidence
comics and graphic novel
coming-out story
commentary
communication in narrative
communication studies and narrative
composite novel
computational approaches to narrative
computer games and narrative
concretisation
confessional narrative
conflict
Constance school
contextualism (in historiography)
conversational storytelling
counterfactual history
courtroom narrative
cultural-studies approaches to narrative
cyberpunk fiction
dance and narrative
deconstructive approaches to narrative
defamiliarisation
deixis
denarration
description
desire
detective fiction
dialogism
dialogue in the novel
diary
didactic narrative
diegesis
digital narrative
discourse analysis (Foucault)
discourse analysis (linguistics)
disnarrated, the
distance
drama and narrative
dramatic irony
dramatic monologue
dramatic situations
dream narrative
dual-voice hypothesis
dystopian fiction
eco-narratives
ecriture feminine
education and narrative
ekphrasis
embedding
emic and etic
emotion and narrative
emplotment
encyclopedic novel
epic
epiphany
episode
epistolary novel
ergodic literature
ethical turn
ethnographic approaches to narrative
events and event-types
evolution of narrative forms
existent
experiencing-I
experientiality
exposition
extradiegetic narrator
fable
fabula
fairy tale
family chronicle
fantastic, the
fantasy
feminist narratology
fiction, theories of
Figura (Auerbach)
figural narration
film narrative
first-person narration
focalization
folklore
folktale
foregrounding
formalism
frame theory
framed narrative
free indirect discourse
frequency
Freytag's triangle
function (Jakobson)
function (Propp)
gapping
gaze
gender studies
genealogy
genre fiction
genre theory in film studies
genre theory in narrative studies
gesture
gossip
Gothic novel
grand recit
graphic presentation as expressive device
hagiography
hermeneutics
hero
heterodiegetic narration
heteroglossia
historical novel
historical present
historicis
historiographic metafiction
historiographic narratology
historiography
Holocaust narrative
homodiegetic narration
horizon of expectations
horror narrative
humour studies and narrative
hybrid genres
hybridity
hypertext
hypertext and hypotext (Genette)
hypodiegetic narrative
identity and narrative
ideology and narrative
image and narrative
immersion
implied author
implied reader
in medias res
indeterminacy
institutional narrative
intentionality
interactive fiction
interactivity
interdisciplinary approaches to narrative
interior monologue
intermediality
intertextuality
intradiegetic narrator
irony
isotopy
Japanese narrative
joke
journalism
law and narrative
legal fiction
legend
leitmotif
letters as narrative
life story
linguistic approaches to narrative
logic of narrative
magical realism
Marxist approaches to narrative
master narrative
media and narrative
mediacy
medicine and narrative
medieval narrative
memory
mental mapping of narrative
metafiction
metahistory
metalepsis
metanarrative comment
metaphor
metonymy
micro-storie
mimesis
mindscreen
mind-style
minimal narrative
mise en abyme
modality
mode
modernist narrative
molecular narratives
montage
mood (Genette)
motif
multi-path narrative
multi-plot narrative
music and narrative
myth: thematic approaches
myth: theoretical approaches
mytheme
naming in narrative
narratee
narrating (Genette)
narrating-I
narration
narrative
narrative as argument
narrative as cognitive instrument
narrative comprehension
narrative disorders
narrative dynamics
narrative explanation
narrative in poetry
narrative intelligence
narrative levels
narrative progression
narrative psychology
narrative semantics
narrative situations
narrative speed
narrative structure
narrative techniques
narrative therapy
narrative transformation
narrative transmission
narrative turn in the humanities
narrative units
narrative universals
narrative versions
narrative, games, and play
narrativisation
narrativity
narrator
Native American narrative
natural narratology
naturalisation
Neo-Aristotelianism
no-narrator theory
nonfiction novel
nouveau roman
novel, the
novella
nursery rhyme
obituary
opera
oral cultures and narrative
oral history
oral-formulaic theory
orality
organisations and narrative
Oulipo
palimpsest
panfictionality
parable
paralepsis and paralipsis
paratext
parody
participatory narrative
pastiche
performance
performativity
person
perspective
phenomenology of narrative
philosophy and narrative
philosophical novel
photographs
picaresque novel
pictorial narrativity
plot
plot types
point
point of attack
point of view (cinematic)
point of view (literary)
polyphony
pornographic narrative
positioning
possible-worlds theory
postclassical narratology
post-colonialism and narrative
postmodern narrative
postmodern rewrites
poststructuralist approaches to narrative
pragmatics
prison narrative
prolepsis
prospective narration
psychoanalysis and narrative
psychological approaches to narrative
psychological novel
psychonarration
queer theory
Quixotic novel
quotation theory
radio narrative
reader address
reader constructs
readerly text, writerly text (Barthes)
reader-response theory
realeme
realism, theories of
realist novel
reality effect
reception theory
reference
reflector
reflexivity
reliability
remediation
repurposing
retardatory devices
retrospective narration
rhetorical approaches to narrative
riddle
ring-composition
roman a clef
roman a these
romance
romance novel
Russian Formalism
Sanskrit narrative
satiric narrative
scene (cinematic)
schemata
science and narrative
science fiction
screenplay
scripts and schemata
secondary orality
second-person narration
semiotics
serial form
sermon
short story
shot
showing versus telling
simple forms
simulation and narrative
simultaneous narration
situation model
sjuzhet
skaz
slash fiction
slave narrative
soap opera
sociolinguistic approaches to narrative
sociological approaches to literary narrative
sociology and narrative
soundtrack
space in narrative
spatial form
spectacle
speech act theory
speech representation
sports broadcast
story arc
story grammars
story schemata and causal structure
story-discourse distinction
storyworld
stream of consciousness and interior monologue
structuralist narratology
summary and scene
surfiction
surrealist narrative
suspense and surprise
syllepsis
tabloid narrative
tall tale
Tel Aviv School of narrative poetics
Tel Quel
television
tellability
temporal ordering
tense and narrative
testimonio
text
text-world approach to narrative
thematic approaches to narrative
thematisation
theology and narrative
third-person narration
thought and consciousness representation (film)
thought and consciousness representation (literature)
thriller
time in narrative
transfictionality
transfocalization and transvocalization
transgressive fictions
trauma theory
travel narrative
trebling/triplication
truth
unnarratable, the
unreliable narration
urban legend
utopian and dystopian fiction
verisimilitude
virtuality
visual narrativity visualisation
voice
voice-over narration
writerly text
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