Emerging Vectors of Narratology

Emerging Vectors of Narratology

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Author: Per Krogh Hansen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110555158

Category: Literary Criticism

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Narratology has been flourishing in recent years thanks to investigations into a broad spectrum of narratives, at the same time diversifying its theoretical and disciplinary scope as it has sought to specify the status of narrative within both society and scientific research. The diverse endeavors engendered by this situation have brought narrative to the forefront of the social and human sciences and have generated new synergies in the research environment. Emerging Vectors of Narratology brings together 27 state-of-the-art contributions by an international panel of authors that provide insight into the wealth of new developments in the field. The book consists of two sections. "Contexts" includes articles that reframe and refine such topics as the implied author, narrative causation and transmedial forms of narrative; it also investigates various historical and cultural aspects of narrative from the narratological perspective. "Openings" expands on these and other questions by addressing the narrative turn, cognitive issues, narrative complexity and metatheoretical matters. The book is intended for narratologists as well as for readers in the social and human sciences for whom narrative has become a crucial matrix of inquiry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrative Factuality

Narrative Factuality

Barros, Carolyn A. Autobiography. Narrative of Transformation. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1998. Bekhta, Natalya. “Emerging Narrative Situations: A Definition of We-Narratives Proper.” Emerging Vectors of Narratology.

Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110486278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 789

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The study of narrative—the object of the rapidly growing discipline of narratology—has been traditionally concerned with the fictional narratives of literature, such as novels or short stories. But narrative is a transdisciplinary and transmedial concept whose manifestations encompass both the fictional and the factual. In this volume, which provides a companion piece to Tobias Klauk and Tilmann Köppe’s Fiktionalität: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, the use of narrative to convey true and reliable information is systematically explored across media, cultures and disciplines, as well as in its narratological, stylistic, philosophical, and rhetorical dimensions. At a time when the notion of truth has come under attack, it is imperative to reaffirm the commitment to facts of certain types of narrative, and to examine critically the foundations of this commitment. But because it takes a background for a figure to emerge clearly, this book will also explore nonfactual types of narratives, thereby providing insights into the nature of narrative fiction that could not be reached from the narrowly literary perspective of early narratology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology

Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology

“Beyond Fictional Worlds: Narrative and Spatial Cognition.” In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Philippe Roussin, and Wolf Schmid, 461–78. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Zwaan, Rolf A. 2004.

Author: Alice Bell

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803294998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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The notion of possible worlds has played a decisive role in postclassical narratology by awakening interest in the nature of fictionality and in emphasizing the notion of world as a source of aesthetic experience in narrative texts. As a theory concerned with the opposition between the actual world that we belong to and possible worlds created by the imagination, possible worlds theory has made significant contributions to narratology. Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology updates the field of possible worlds theory and postclassical narratology by developing this theoretical framework further and applying it to a range of contemporary literary narratives. This volume systematically outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the possible worlds approach, provides updated methods for analyzing fictional narrative, and profiles those methods via the analysis of a range of different texts, including contemporary fiction, digital fiction, video games, graphic novels, historical narratives, and dramatic texts. Through the variety of its contributions, including those by three originators of the subject area—Lubomír Doležel, Thomas Pavel, and Marie-Laure Ryan—Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology demonstrates the vitality and versatility of one of the most vibrant strands of contemporary narrative theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrative Faith

Narrative Faith

“The Use of Monologue as a Narrative Technique in the Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer.” Translated by J. Taglicht. ... In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Phillipe Roussin, and Wolf Schmid, 61–76.

Author: David Stromberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611496659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Narrative Faith engages with the dynamics of doubt and faith to consider how literary works with complex structures explore different moral visions. The study describes a literary petite histoire that problematizes faith in two ways—both in the themes presented in the story, and the strategies used to tell that story—leading readers to doubt the narrators and their narratives. Starting with Dostoevsky’s Demons (1872), a literary work that has captivated and confounded critics and readers for well over a century, the study examines Albert Camus’s The Plague (1947) and Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Penitent (1973/83), works by twentieth-century authors who similarly intensify questions of faith through narrators that generate doubt. The two postwar novelists share parallel preoccupations with Dostoevsky’s art and similar personal philosophies, while their works constitute two literary responses to the cataclysm of the Second World War—extending questions of faith into the current era. The book’s last section looks beyond narrative inquiry to consider themes of confession and revision that appear in all three novels and open onto horizons beyond faith and doubt—to hope.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrative Complexity

Narrative Complexity

New York: De Gruyter. ... The Effects of Personal Involvement in Narrative Discourse. ... In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Philippe Roussin, and Wolf Schmid, 533–66. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Author: Marina Grishakova

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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"Narrative Complexity is an interdisciplinary volume that explores aesthetic, cognitive, and technological aspects of narrative complexity. This volume offers a new conceptual framework for the study of narrative complexity"--
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrative Reliability Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel

Narrative Reliability  Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel

In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by Per Krogh Hansen, Philippe Roussin, and Wolf Schmid, 3– 24. Narratologia. Berlin: De Gruyter. Shen, Dan, and Dejin Xu. 2007. “Intratextuality, Extratextuality, Intertextuality: Unreliability ...

Author: Marta Puxan-Oliva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429638725

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 268

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How does racial ideology contribute to the exploration of narrative voice? How does narrative (un)reliability help in the production and critique of racial ideologies? Through a refreshing comparative analysis of well-established novels by Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson, Albert Camus and Alejo Carpentier, this book explores the racial politics of literary form. Narrative Reliability, Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel contributes to the emergent attention in literary studies to the interrelation of form and politics, which has been underexplored in narrative theory and comparative racial studies. Bridging cultural, postcolonial, racial studies and narratology, this book brings context specificity and awareness to the production of ideological, ambivalent narrative texts that, through technical innovation in narrative reliability, deeply engage with extremely violent episodes of colonial origin in the United Kingdom, the United States, Algeria, and the French and Spanish Caribbean. In this manner, the book reformulates and expands the problem of narrative reliability and highlights the key uses and production of racial discourses so as to reveal the participation of experimental novels in early and mid-20th century racial conflicts, which function as test case to display a broad, new area of study in cultural and political narrative theory.
Categories: Literary Collections

Narrativity Coherence and Literariness

Narrativity  Coherence and Literariness

The topic of the third conference of the European Narratology Network, which took place in March 2013, encapsulates this inner conflict with its conference title: “Emerging Vectors of Narratology: Toward Consolidation or Diversification ...

Author: Eva Sabine Wagner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110673197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 649

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The search for the defining qualities of narrative has produced an expansive range of definitions which, largely unconnected with each other, obscure the notion of “narrativity” rather than clarifying it. The first part of this study remedies this shortcoming by developing a graded macro model of narrativity which serves three aims. Firstly, it provides a structured overview of the field of narrative elements and processes. Secondly, it facilitates the classification of narratological approaches by locating them on different stages of narrativity. Finally, it focuses attention on narrative dynamics as interpretative processes by which readers seek to produce narrative coherence. The second part of this study identifies three different narrative dynamics which characterise Laclos’s "Dangerous Connections," Kafka’s "Castle" and Toussaint’s novels. Wagner bases her analyses of these dynamics not only on the texts themselves but also on the ways in which literary scholars imbue the texts with narrative coherence. This book provides a long overdue systematisation of the jumbled field of theories of narrativity and opens new perspectives on the difficult relationship between narrative theory and interpretation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrating Complexity

Narrating Complexity

December 1, 1996; to December 31, 1997. http://www.newciv.org/ISSS_Primer/asem04bb. html Bar-Yam Y (2004) A mathematical ... De Gruyter, Berlin Dawson P (2013) Emerging vectors of narratology: toward consolidation or diversification?

Author: Richard Walsh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319647142

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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This book stages a dialogue between international researchers from the broad fields of complexity science and narrative studies. It presents an edited collection of chapters on aspects of how narrative theory from the humanities may be exploited to understand, explain, describe, and communicate aspects of complex systems, such as their emergent properties, feedbacks, and downwards causation; and how ideas from complexity science can inform narrative theory, and help explain, understand, and construct new, more complex models of narrative as a cognitive faculty and as a pervasive cultural form in new and old media. The book is suitable for academics, practitioners, and professionals, and postgraduates in complex systems, narrative theory, literary and film studies, new media and game studies, and science communication.
Categories: Computers

Disnarration and the Unmentioned in Fact and Fiction

Disnarration and the Unmentioned in Fact and Fiction

Unconventional modes of narrative storytelling are likely to prompt readers to notice marked features of the text which ... Unnatural Narratives, Unnatural Narratology: Beyond Mimetic Models. ... Emerging Vectors of Narratology (pp.

Author: Marina Lambrou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137507785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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In this book Marina Lambrou explores the dimension of narrative storytelling described as ‘the disnarrated’ – events that do not happen but which are referred to – across three genres of texts: personal narratives; news stories; and fiction (literary and film). The book begins by asking why such disnarrated narratives are nevertheless considered tellable. It moves on to examine the pervasiveness of this phenomenon in news reports about “near misses” and the shared personal narratives about dangerous experiences, where “truth” is expected to be central their telling. It further discusses how disnarration is generated in counterfactual “what if?” scenarios in fiction where characters follow alternative, forked paths with fascinating unexpected consequences. This engaging work offers original insights to anyone interested in storytelling and will appeal in particular to scholars of language and literature, stylistics, narratology, media, film and journalism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Time

Making Time

“The Future of Narratology's Past: A Contribution to Metanarratology.” In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Philippe Roussin, and Wolf Schmid, 593–608. Berlin and Boston, MA: De Gruyter.

Author: Carolin Gebauer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110708134

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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Responding to the current surge in present-tense novels, Making Time is an innovative contribution to narratological research on present-tense usage in narrative fiction. Breaking with the tradition of conceptualizing the present tense purely as a deictic category denoting synchronicity between a narrative event and its presentation, the study redefines present-tense narration as a fully-fledged narrative strategy whose functional potential far exceeds temporal relations between story and discourse. The first part of the volume presents numerous analytical categories that systematically describe the formal, structural, functional, and syntactic dimensions of present-tense usage in narrative fiction. These categories are then deployed to investigate the uses and functions of present-tense narration in selected twenty-first century novels, including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys. The seven case studies serve to illustrate the ubiquity of present-tense narration in contemporary fiction, ranging from the historical novel to the thriller, and to investigate the various ways in which the present tense contributes to narrative worldmaking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Topological in Hegel

Topological  in  Hegel

During the 3rd Conference 'Emerging Vectors of Narratology', of The European Narratology Network (ENN), held in Paris, March 29, 2013, there was a Panel – Metalepsis out of Bounds. The statement of Roland Barthes that the narrative is a ...

Author: Borislav G. Dimitrov

Publisher: Borislav Dimitrov

ISBN: 9781370071210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 500

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The aim of this book is to critically examine whether it is methodologically possible to combine mathematical rigor – topology with a systematic dialectical methodology in Hegel, and if so, to provide as result of my interpretation the outline of Hegel’s Analysis Situs, also with the proposed models (build on the topological manifold, cobordism, topological data analysis, persistent homology, simplicial complexes and graph theory, to provide an indication of how the merger of Hegel’s dialectical logic and topology may be instrumental to a systematic logician and of how a systematic dialectical logic perspective may help mathematical model builders.
Categories: Philosophy

Narrating the Mesh

Narrating the Mesh

New Science. Translated by David Marsh. London: Penguin. Vonnegut, Kurt. 2011. Galápagos. New York: RosettaBooks. Walsh, Richard. 2017. “Beyond Fictional Worlds: Narrative and Spatial Cognition.” In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, ...

Author: Marco Caracciolo

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813945842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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A hierarchical model of human societies’ relations with the natural world is at the root of today’s climate crisis; Narrating the Mesh contends that narrative form is instrumental in countering this ideology. Drawing inspiration from Timothy Morton’s concept of the "mesh" as a metaphor for the human-nonhuman relationship in the face of climate change, Marco Caracciolo investigates how narratives in genres such as the novel and the short story employ formal devices to effectively channel the entanglement of human communities and nonhuman phenomena. How can narrative undermine linearity in order to reject notions of unlimited technological progress and economic growth? What does it mean to say that nonhuman materials and processes—from contaminated landscapes to natural evolution—can become characters in stories? And, conversely, how can narrative trace the rising awareness of climate change in the thick of human characters’ mental activities? These are some of the questions Narrating the Mesh addresses by engaging with contemporary works by Ted Chiang, Emily St. John Mandel, Richard Powers, Jeff VanderMeer, Jeanette Winterson, and many others. Entering interdisciplinary debates on narrative and the Anthropocene, this book explores how stories can bridge the gap between scientific models of the climate and the human-scale world of everyday experience, powerfully illustrating the complexity of the ecological crisis at multiple levels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Terrorizing Images

Terrorizing Images

Emerging Vectors of Narratology,ed. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017), pp. 435–460. Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) “Ordinary Witnessing in Post-Television News: Towards a New Moral Imagination,” Critical Discourse Studies 7.3, pp. 305–319.

Author: Charles Ivan Armstrong

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110693959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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It is broadly accepted that “terrorizing” images are often instrumentalized in periods of conflict to serve political interests. This volume proposes that paying attention to how images of trauma and conflict are described in literary texts, i.e. to the rhetorical practice known as “ekphrasis”, is crucial to our understanding of how such images work. The volume’s contributors discuss verbal images of trauma and terror in literary texts both from a contemporary perspective and as historical artefacts in order to illuminate the many different functions of ekphrasis in literature. The articles in this volume reflect the vast developments in the field of trauma studies since the 1990s, a field that has recently broadened to include genres beyond the memoir and testimony and that lends itself well to new postcolonial, feminist, and multimedia approaches. By expanding the scholarly understanding of how images of trauma are described, interpreted, and acted out in literary texts, this collected volume makes a significant contribution to both trauma and memory studies, as well as more broadly to cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aseneth of Egypt

Aseneth of Egypt

... in Narrative Theory,” Style 35 (Winter 2001): 592–606; and the discussion of fabulae of “mimetic narratives,” in Brian Richardson, “Unnatural Narrative Theory: A Paradoxical Paradigm,” in Emerging Vectors of Narratology, ed.

Author: Patricia D. Ahearne-Kroll

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884144588

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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An exploration of Aseneth's beginnings In Aseneth of Egypt: The Composition of a Jewish Narrative, Patricia D. Ahearne-Kroll challenges reliance on reconstructed texts in previous scholarship on the book of Joseph and Aseneth. After outlining the problems with previous prototypes of the Hellenistic narrative, she proposes a way to talk about the story in its initial setting without ignoring the manuscript evidence. Her thorough analysis of the evidence reveals how Joseph and Aseneth reflects the literary impulse of Greek-speaking Jewish writers to redescribe their identity in Egypt and Judean connections to the land of Egypt, while incorporating Ptolemaic strategies of legitimation of power. In the end, Ahearne-Kroll concludes that the base storyline preserved in all the copies of this story demonstrates that it was written for Jewish communities living in Hellenistic Egypt. Features: A focus on Hellenistic stories of heroic ancestors A discussion of the possible lives of Jews in Hellenistic Egypt drawn from the narrative of Aseneth An examination of the complexities involved in dating the composition of literary texts
Categories: Religion

Fictionality Factuality and Reflexivity Across Discourses and Media

Fictionality  Factuality  and Reflexivity Across Discourses and Media

In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, edited by Pier Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Philippe Roussin, and Wolf Schmid, 533–565. Berlin: De Gruyter. Polvinen, Merja. 2007. “The Ends of Metaphor.” European Journal of English Studies 11 (3): ...

Author: Erika Fülöp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110722031

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Concerned with the nature of the medium and the borders between fact and fiction, reflexivity was a ubiquitous feature of modernist and postmodernist literature and film. While in the wake of the post-postmodern “return to the real” cultural criticism has little time for discussions of reflexivity, it remains a key topic in narratology, as does fictionality. The latter is commonly defined opposition to the real and the factual, but remains conditioned by historical, cultural, discursive, and medium-related factors. Reflexivity blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, however, by giving fiction a factual edge or by questioning the limits of factuality in non-fictional discourses. Fictionality, factuality, and reflexivity thus constitute a complex triangle of concepts, yet they are rarely considered together. This volume fills this gap by exploring the intricacies of their interactions and interdependence in philosophy, literature, film, and digital media, providing insights into a broad range of their manifestations from the ancient times to today, from East Asia through Europe to the Americas.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reception of Northrop Frye

Reception of Northrop Frye

Lessons from the Narrative Turn.” In Emerging Vectors of Narratology, ed. Per Krough Hansen et al. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2017. Notes that Hayden White's Metahistory ushered in the narrative turn in historical studies, ...


Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487508203

Category: History

Page: 736

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The Reception of Northrup Frye takes a thorough accounting of the presence of Frye in existing works and argues against Frye's diminishing status as an important critical voice.
Categories: History

Republics of Letters

Republics of Letters

[and] play[ing] a central role in what Casanova suggests is a contemporary transnational literary field magnetised to vectors of value, dominance, circulation and reputation. Taking account of the impact of new social networking ...

Author: Peter John Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781920899783

Category: Australian literature

Page: 301

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Republics of letters: literary communities in Australia is the first book to explore the notion of literary community or literary sociability in relation to Australian literature.
Categories: Australian literature

Formal Recreations

Formal Recreations

Endnotes 1 What I refer to here as New Formalisms is less a united critical movement and more a disparate pastiche of texts reconsidering the form and formal elements in the study of literature . " What is New Formalism , ” by Marjorie ...

Author: Brian Olszewski


ISBN: MSU:31293030637080

Category: English fiction

Page: 622

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Categories: English fiction