Narrative Sequence in Contemporary Narratology

Narrative Sequence in Contemporary Narratology

by Raphael Baroni, Francoise Revaz

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ISBN-13: 9780814212967
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Series: THEORY INTERPRETATION NARRATIV Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Raphaël Baroni is Professor of French at the University of Lausanne’s School of French as a Foreign Language in Switzerland. Françoise Revaz is Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Introduction: The Many Ways of Dealing with Sequence in Contemporary Narratology Raphaël Baroni 1

Part I Theorizing Sequence

1 On Narrative Sequence, Classical and Postclassical Gerald Prince 11

2 The Configuration of Narrative Sequences John Pier 20

3 The Eventfulness of Non-Events Peter Hühn 37

Part II Rhetorical Perspectives on Narrative Progression

4 Privileged Authorial Disclosure about Events: Wolff's "Bullet in the Brain" and O'Haras "Appearances" James Phelan 51

5 Ending Twice Over (Or More): Alternate Endings in Narrative Eyal Segal 71

6 Virtualities of Plot and the Dynamics of Rereading Raphaël Baroni 87

Part III Sequences in Nonliterary Narratives

7 Intrigue, Suspense, and Sequentiality in Comic Strips: Reading Little Sammy Sneeze Alain Boillat Françoise Revaz 107

8 Musical Narrativity Michael Toolan 130

9 Narrativizing the Matrix Emma Kafalenos 151

Part IV Unnatural and Nonlinear Sequences

10 Unusual and Unnatural Narrative Sequences Brian Richardson 163

11 Sequence, Linearity, Spatiality, or: Why Be Afraid of Fixed Narrative Order? Marie-Laure Ryan 176

Conclusion: Epistemological Problems in Narrative Theory: Objectivist vs. Constructivist Paradigm Franco Passalacqua Federico Pianzola 195

Contributors 219

Index 223

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