Narrative

ISBN-10: 0415212634
ISBN-13: 9780415212632
Edition: 2001
Authors: Paul Cobley
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Description: This work guides the reader through key issues in the history of narrative and narrotological theory, examining early narrative - Hellenic, Hebraic and Oriental, the rise of the novel, 'realist' representation, early modernism and more.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

This work guides the reader through key issues in the history of narrative and narrotological theory, examining early narrative - Hellenic, Hebraic and Oriental, the rise of the novel, 'realist' representation, early modernism and more.

Paul Cobley is the author of the book Introducing Semantics, a teaching guide which outlines the development of sign study. He is also the editor of The Communication Theory Reader and teaches basic communitive studies, communication theory, and popular genre classes at London Guildhall University in the Sir John Cass Department of Art. Cobley, along with fellow teacher Adam Briggs, wrote the paper "Relevance and Intertextuality in Young People's Reception of Communication." In the paper, Cobley and Briggs dissect the relationship between advertising and social communication.

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
In the beginning: the end
Story, plot and narrative
Sequence
Space
Time
Phylogeny and ontogeny
Early narrative
Narrative and history
Orality, literacy and narrative
Universality and narrative
Narrative and identity
Hellenic and Hebraic foundations
Hybridity and the Western tradition
A voyage to the self
The rise and rise of the novel
Mimesis
Aristotelian mimesis
Imitation, quotation and identity
Epic, identity and the mixed mode
Questioning the voice in the Middle Ages
The low form of the romance and the rise of the novel
The triple rise thesis and beyond
Instruction, telling and narrative mode
Realist representation
Secretaries to the nineteenth century
Battles over realism
Middlemarch and 'classic realism'
Omniscient narration
Realism and the voices of narrative
Narrative with dirt under its fingernails
Beyond realism
Identity and the analysis of Heart of Darkness
Imperialism and repression
Imperialism and sexuality
Narrative, imperialism and the conflict of Western identity
The reader and the narrative
Narrative levels
Modernism and the cinema
Writing in light
The cinema and modernism
Just another 'realism'?
Postmodernism
'Meta' levels
History
The decline of the 'grand narrative'
New technologies
In the end: the beginning
Narrative in cyberspace
Reading narrative
Diversity and genres
Closure, verisimilitude and the narrative sign
The future of the narrative sign
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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