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Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory

Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory

by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan

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ISBN-10: 0415775124

ISBN-13: 9780415775120

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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


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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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; cinéroman; 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; écriture féminine; 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 récit; 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 à clef; roman à 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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