Narratology: introduction to the theory of narrative
Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's "Narratology" has become a classic introduction to the major elements comprising a comprehensive theory of narrative texts. In this second edition Professor Bal broadens the spectrum of her theoretical model, updating the chapters on literary narrative and adding new examples from outside of the field of literary studies. Some specific additions include discussions on dialogue in narrative, translation as transformation (including intermedia translation), intertextuality, interdiscursivity, and the place of the subject in narratology. Two new chapters, one on visualization and visual narrative with examples from art and film and the other an examination of anthropological views of narrative, lead Bal to conclude with a re-evaluation of narratology in light of its applications outside the realm of the literary.
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achrony actants actor actor's text agent anachrony analysis anticipation Arjuna aspects basis Bremond chapter character characteristics chronological concept concerned contents deep bass resounded described determine discussed distinction distinguish elements Elizabeth ellipsis embedded text example explicit fact first-person narrative focalization focalizor fragment free indirect discourse Free Indirect Speech functional events Greimas happens Harry Mulisch hero ideological implied important indicate instance interpretation John linguistic literary literature logical Massuro means mirror-text narrative texts narratology narrator narrator's text novel object occur opponent Ottilie perception personal language situation possible presented primary fabula principle problem question reader realize refer relation relationship relevant s/he scene Scheherazade semantic sentence sequence sometimes space span spatial speaker speaking specific Steyn's deep bass story structure systematic term text segments textual theory third-person narrative tion tive typology various verb vision voice of Steyn's words
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