Basic Elements of Narrative

ISBN-10: 1405141549

ISBN-13: 9781405141543

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Herman

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'What's The Story?' is a comprehensive guide to narrative studies that identifies the basic elements of narrative, introduces key concepts developed by previous theorists, and contributes original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Elements
Getting Started: A Thumbnail Sketch of the Approach
Toward a Working Definition of Narrative
Profiles of Narrative
Narrative: Basic Elements
Framing the Approach: Some Background and Context
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Narrative and Narrative Theory
Major Trends in Recent Scholarship on Narrative
Back to the Elements: Narrative Occasions
Situating Stories
Sociolinguistic Approaches
Positioning Theory
The Narrative Communication Model
Conclusion
Temporality, Particularity, and Narrative: An Excursion into the Theory of Text Types
From Contexts of Narration to Narrative as a Type of Text
Text Types and Categorization Processes
Narrative as a Text-Type Category: Descriptions versus Stories versus Explanations
Coda: Text Types, Communicative Competence, and the Role of Stories in Science
The Third Element; or, How to Build a Storyworld
Narratives as Blueprints for Worldmaking
Narrative Ways of Worldmaking
Narrative Worlds: A Survey of Approaches
Configuring Narrative Worlds: The WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN Dimensions of Storyworlds
Worlds Disrupted: Narrativity and Noncanonical Events
The Nexus of Narrative and Mind
The Consciousness Factor
Consciousness across Narrative Genres
Experiencing Minds: What It's Like, Qualia, Raw Feels
Storied Minds: Narrative Foundations of Consciousness?
Appendix
Literary Narrative: Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" (1927)
Narrative Told during Face-to-Face Communication: UFO or the Devil (2002)
Excerpted Panels from Ghost World (1997), a Graphic Novel by Daniel Clowes
Screenshots from Terry Zwigoff's Film Version of Ghost World (2001)
Glossary
Notes
References
Index
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