Chapter Six Conclusions The narrative tableau in Diderot revealed itself to be a highly paradoxical structure , whose frame excludes the same figures ( beholder , author ) that it requires in order to reach completion .
... Caesar and of Nero as much as the contemporary narratives reflect Chaucer's anxieties about Richard II. ... in the Lucifer mini-narrative, with his understanding of political, concatenated, and authorially framed frame narratives to ...
Author: A. Gerber
Category: Literary Criticism
Ovid's Metamorphoses played an irrefutably important role in the integration of pagan mythology in Christian texts during the Middle Ages. This book is the only study to consider this Ovidian revival as part of a cultural shift disintegrating the boundaries between not only sacred and profane literacy but also between academic and secular politics.
But Plato's adoption of frame drama rather than frame story will look much less peculiar if we take into account that the Greek literary tradition had no precedent for a full-scale framed narrative. A likely candidate is of course the ...
Author: Margalit Finkelberg
In The Gatekeeper: Narrative Voice in Plato’s Dialogues Margalit Finkelberg offers the first narratological analysis of all of Plato’s transmitted dialogues. The book explores the dialogues as works of literary fiction, giving special emphasis to the issue of narrative perspective.
Analysis of part of the corpus that involved framed narration, or the insertion of an embedded story within a framing tale, revealed that more than 80 percent of the motion verbs were used in the framing, diegetic level versus the ...
Author: Ruth E. Page
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Just as the explosive growth of digital media has led to ever-expanding narrative possibilities and practices, so these new electronic modes of storytelling have, in their own turn, demanded a rapid and radical rethinking of narrative theory. This timely volume takes up the challenge, deeply and broadly considering the relationship between digital technology and narrative theory in the face of the changing landscape of computer-mediated communication. New Narratives reflects the diversity of its subject by bringing together some of the foremost practitioners and theorists of digital narratives. It extends the range of digital subgenres examined by narrative theorists to include forms that have become increasingly prominent, new examples of experimental hypertext, and contemporary video games. The collection also explicitly draws connections between the development of narrative theory, technological innovation, and the use of narratives in particular social and cultural contexts. Finally, New Narratives focuses on how the tools provided by new technologies may be harnessed to provide new ways of both producing and theorizing narrative. Truly interdisciplinary, the book offers broad coverage of contemporary narrative theory, including frameworks that draw from classical and postclassical narratology, linguistics, and media studies.
But while Donovan tends toview the “framednouvelle” asthe narrative structure of choice forwomen excluded from ... Often theframe works laterally: each oftheframed narratives is containedwithin the larger frame, that is, eachpilgrim in ...
Author: K. Gevirtz
This book shows how early women novelists from Aphra Behn to Mary Davys drew on debates about the self generated by the 'scientific' revolution to establish the novel as a genre. Fascinated by the problematic idea of a unified self underpinning modes of thinking, female novelists innovated narrative structures to interrogate this idea.
narratives and narratives which come close to being framed , I but which are not . Such a comparison will identify and characterize even more sharply some structural features of this genre . The near - frame narratives fall naturally ...
... 273; verse form used for 221 narrative, and formal patterns: attitudes to beginnings, middles and ends 27n.18, ... entries in chronicle characterised by brevity 130–1; final adventure or speech 67nn.20–1; framed narratives 297, ...
Author: Roger Ellis
Category: Literary Criticism
Originally published in 1986. This study asks ‘What problems confront the narrator of a religious story?’ and ‘What different solutions to those problems are offered by the religious narratives of The Canterbury Tales?’ The introduction explains the grounds for inclusion of the tales here studied then examined in three sections. The first includes the tales of the Clerk, Prioress and Second Nun, and Chaucer’s Melibee, and explores the parallels between the production of a religious narrative and that of a faithful translation. The second considers how the tales of the Man of Law, Monk and Physician, though formally similar to those in the first section, subvert the offered parallel by their creation of narrators who actively mediate them to their audience, and who seem as concerned with the projection of their own personalities as with the transmission of the given story. The final section shows how the tales of the Pardoner and Nun’s Priest highlight the dilemma and provide distinctive resolutions. The whole study aims to explore the dynamic relationships that exist between two contrasting positions: an artist’s commitment to the authority of a given story and his need to assert himself over it.
In a short time after our arrival at Afareaitu, the people began to erect the printing-office, and the frame of our ... The Evangelical-framed narrative of Polynesian Researches thus privileges the account of the transition from oral to ...
Author: David Farrier
Category: Literary Criticism
In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space; asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of representation that ‘unsettled’ the text. This book considers the work of four Western visitors to the Pacific—Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ellis, Herman Melville, and Jack London—and the consequences for the written text and the experience of cross-cultural encounter when encounter is reduced to writing. The study proposes a strong connection between settling and writing as assertions of presence, and, by engaging a metaphor of building dwellings and building texts, the study examines how each writer manipulates the process of text creation to assert a dominant presence over and against the indigenous presence, which is represented as threatening, and extra-textual.
In Section 3 , I briefly consider the implications of this analysis of framed and unframed text for genres other than narrative fiction . I suggest that the terms ' framed ' and ' unframed ' text can also be used to describe non ...
Author: Catherine Emmott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Despite the current explosion of interest in cognitive linguistics, there has so far been relatively little research by cognitive linguists on narrative comprehension. Catherine Emmott draws on insights from discourse analysis and artificial intelligence to present a detailed model of how readers build, maintain, and use mental representations of fictional contexts, and how they keep track of characters and contexts within a complex, changing fictional world. The study focuses on anaphoric pronouns in narratives, assessing the accumulated knowledge required for readers to interpret these key grammatical items. The work has implications for linguistic theory since it questions several long-held assumptions about anaphora, arguing for a 'levels of consciousness' model for the processing of referring expressions.
Context can indeed be used to help frame the research problem. ... are put in question by participants from the global South, in particular for whom more collectively framed narratives are often much more important in their research.
Author: Ivor Goodson
In recent decades, there has been a substantial turn towards narrative and life history study. The embrace of narrative and life history work has accompanied the move to postmodernism and post-structuralism across a wide range of disciplines: sociological studies, gender studies, cultural studies, social history; literary theory; and, most recently, psychology. Written by leading international scholars from the main contributing perspectives and disciplines, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History seeks to capture the range and scope as well as the considerable complexity of the field of narrative study and life history work by situating these fields of study within the historical and contemporary context. Topics covered include: • The historical emergences of life history and narrative study • Techniques for conducting life history and narrative study • Identity and politics • Generational history • Social and psycho-social approaches to narrative history With chapters from expert contributors, this volume will prove a comprehensive and authoritative resource to students, researchers and educators interested in narrative theory, analysis and interpretation.