Cambridge Companion to Narrative

ISBN-10: 0521673666

ISBN-13: 9780521673662

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Herman

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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative provides a unique and valuable overview of current approaches to narrative study. An international team of experts explores ideas of storytelling and methods of narrative analysis as they have emerged across diverse traditions of inquiry and in connection with a variety of media, from film and television, to storytelling in the 'real-life' contexts of face-to-face interaction, to literary fiction. Each chapter presents a survey of scholarly approaches to topics such as character, dialogue, genre or language, shows how those approaches can be brought to bear on a relatively well-known illustrative example, and indicates directions for further research. Featuring a chapter reviewing definitions of narrative, a glossary of key terms and a comprehensive index, this is an essential resource for both students and scholars in many fields, including language and literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, jurisprudence, communication and media studies, and the social sciences.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 325
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preliminaries
Introduction
Toward a definition of narrative
Studying Narrative Fiction
Story, plot, and narration
Time and space
Character
Dialogue
Focalization
Genre
Other Narrative Media (A Selection)
Conversational storytelling
Drama and narrative
Film and television narrative
Narrative and digital media
Further Contexts for Narrative Study
Gender
Rhetoric/ethics
Ideology
Language
Cognition, emotion, and consciousness
Identity/alterity
Further reading
Glossary
Index
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