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The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a study of unexpected events in narrative, fiction and life. It explores theoretical writings on the subject of surprise, and its broader context in the philosophy of time, and demonstrates ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


Epilogue

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Epilogue offers a summation of the main arguments of the book; namely that Ammianus Marcellinus casts the major episodes of Julian’s reign as topoi, which are familiar from classicizing ... More


“I Felt Like I Was Part of the Troop”: Satire, Feminist Narratology, and Community

Brandon Manning

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues for the need of developing a “black feminist narratology” in order to understand the complex role of the racialized narrator in Post-Soul fiction. Building off of the work of ... More


Defining Greek Narrative

Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Narratologies, both ‘classical’ structuralist narratology and the ‘new narratologies’ of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative ... More


Introduction

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Introduction defines the perimeters and terminology of the book. In addition, it offers a brief overview of the role of moral didacticism in historiography from antiquity to the 21st century and ... More


The Real and Imaginary Politics of Minor-Character Elaboration, 1983–2014

Jeremy Rosen

in Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Argues that the conventional form of minor-character elaboration, which becomes visible as the genre flourishes between the 1980s and the present, articulates a set of consensus values of liberal ... More


Name Games: Analyzing Game Studies (Third Interlude)

Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

in Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034357
eISBN:
9780262332064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034357.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How can you study the emergence of a field through a new journal? Chapter 8, the third Interlude, looks at ten years of the online journal Game Studies as a way of looking at the new field of game ... More


Towards a narrative poetics of medieval saints’ lives

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an introduction to narrative theory as a formal approach to the lives of the saints in the Scottish Legendary. Narratology as a key theoretical field, its main strands as well ... More


Following Sebald

John Limon

in Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W.G. Sebald's documentary fiction takes two forms: following and wandering. Yet the wandering always turns into repetitious self-following, and the following always dissolves into wandering. This is ... More


How to make “acubabies”

Leon Antonio Rocha

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Acupuncture is currently among the most popular complementary therapies used by IVF patients in North America and the United Kingdom, offered predominantly in private clinics and occasionally through ... More


The Narrator and the Participant: Gallus and Silvanus in Preparation for Julian

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 analyses the depiction of two characters in the first extant books, who in similar ways prefigure Julian’s later role in the narrative. The Caesar Gallus in Book 14 and the usurper Silvanus ... More


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