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Basic elements of narrative

Author: David Herman
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Herman
ISBN: 9781405141536 1405141530 9781405141543 1405141549
OCLC Number: 229467488
Description: xv, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 roles 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.
Responsibility: David Herman.
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