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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative

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David Herman, Marie-Laure Ryan, H. Porter Abbott, Teresa Bridgeman, Uri Margolin, Bronwen Thomas, Manfred Jahn, Heta Pyrhönen, Neal R. Norrick, Brian Richardson, Jason Mittell, Nick Montfort, Ruth Page, James Phelan, Luc Herman, Bart Vervaeck, Michael Toolan, Monika Fludernik
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  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521673662

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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.

    • Includes a glossary of key terms and concepts
    • Accessible overview of the main issues in the field and of current trends in narrative studies
    • Includes examples from literature, film and daily life
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    "Offering an excellent introduction to the elements of storytelling and methods of narrative analysis, this well-written, accessible addition to the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series provides an excellent array of viewpoints from international experts on the basic elements and current criticism in narrative studies...Highly recommended."
    --C. R. Brown, Mercyhurst College, Choice

    "Herman’s volume also fulfils its promise to serve as a ‘point of entrance into a complex field … as well as a basis for further research’ and also ‘a helpful tool for more advanced scholars needing … a[n] up-to-date treatment of foundational terms, concepts and approaches.'"
    -Andrea Macrae,University of Nottingham, UK

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521673662
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Preliminaries:
    1. Introduction David Herman
    2. Toward a definition of narrative Marie-Laure Ryan
    Part II. Studying Narrative Fiction: A Starter-kit:
    3. Story, plot, and narration H. Porter Abbott
    4. Time and space Teresa Bridgeman
    5. Character Uri Margolin
    6. Dialogue Bronwen Thomas
    7. Focalization Manfred Jahn
    8. Genre Heta Pyrhönen
    Part III. Other Narrative Media (A Selection):
    9. Conversational storytelling Neal R. Norrick
    10. Drama and narrative Brian Richardson
    11. Film and television narrative Jason Mittell
    12. Narrative and digital media Nick Montfort
    Part IV. Further Contexts for Narrative Study:
    13. Gender Ruth Page
    14. Rhetoric/ethics James Phelan
    15. Ideology Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck
    16. Language Michael Toolan
    17. Cognition, emotion, and consciousness David Herman
    18. Identity/alterity Monika Fludernik
    Further reading
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Editor

    David Herman, Ohio State University
    David Herman is Professor of English at Ohio State University.

    Contributors

    David Herman, Marie-Laure Ryan, H. Porter Abbott, Teresa Bridgeman, Uri Margolin, Bronwen Thomas, Manfred Jahn, Heta Pyrhönen, Neal R. Norrick, Brian Richardson, Jason Mittell, Nick Montfort, Ruth Page, James Phelan, Luc Herman, Bart Vervaeck, Michael Toolan, Monika Fludernik

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