Basic Elements of Narrative

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Wiley, 11 feb 2009 - 272 pagine
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Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking aboutwhat narrative is and how to identify its basic elements acrossvarious media, introducing key concepts developed by previoustheorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body ofscholarship on stories.
  • Includes an overview of recent developments in narrativescholarship
  • Provides an accessible introduction to key concepts in thefield
  • Views narrative as a cognitive structure, type of text, andresource for interpersonal communication
  • Uses examples from literature, face to face interaction,graphic novels, and film to explore the core features ofnarrative
  • Includes a glossary of key terms, full bibliography, andcomprehensive index
  • Appropriate for multiple audiences, including students,non-specialists, and experts in the field

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Informazioni sull'autore (2009)

David Herman teaches in the Department of English at Ohio State University, where he co-founded Project Narrative, a new interdisciplinary initiative designed to promote state-of-the-art research and teaching in the area of narrative studies. He is editor of the Frontiers of Narrative book series and also the new journal Storyworlds, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Having published many research articles on aspects of narrative, he is the author, editor, or coeditor of eight books in the field, including Universal Grammar and Narrative Form (1995), Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Theory (1999), Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative (2002), Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences (2003), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (coedited with Manfred Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan, 2005), and The Cambridge Companion to Narrative (2007).

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