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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Philip J. M. Sturgess

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Defining narrativity as the enabling force of narrative, this is a full-length exploration of the concept in fiction. It develops the notion of a ‘logic of narrativity’, and by this means contributes ... More


Ageing selves and everyday life in the north of England: Years in the making

Cathrine Degnen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083082
eISBN:
9781781706244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083082.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Seeking to better understand what it means to grow older in contemporary Britain from the perspective of older people themselves, this richly detailed ethnographic study engages in debates over ... More


Introduction

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter prepares for close literary analysis of The Shepherd of Hermas, The Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth by moving through four preliminary discussions. First, the chapter ... More


The Content of Narrative

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

To distinguish narratives from other representational vehicles we need to say something about what distinguishes the contents of narratives from the contents of other things: theories, lists, annals, ... More


Against Narrativity

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against two popular claims. The first is a descriptive, empirical thesis about the nature of ordinary human experience which is called in this chapter the psychological ... More


Episodic Ethics

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some live their lives in a ‘Narrative’ and ‘Diachronic’ fashion. They intuitively feel they're the same self or person across long periods of time. Others live in a decidedly ‘non–Narrative’ and ... More


Narrativity and its Definitions

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a detailed effort of clarification concerning the idea of narrativity. It begins by considering the relationship which exists, or fails to exist, between this concept and two ... More


A Logic of Narrativity

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how the concept of narrativity can be used as the guiding principle for a certain kind of critical method. Specifically, it shows how the concept becomes critically useful once it ... More


Narrativity and Double Logics

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The most significant challenge to the concept of a logic of narrativity arises from those theoretical movements which emphasize the absence of self-consistency in narratives. This approach to ... More


Narrativity and the Case against Contradiction

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the single concept which seems crucially instrumental to both deconstructors and Marxists in their interpretative efforts. This concept is basically that of contradiction. In ... More


Narrativity, Structure, and Spatial Form

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapters 3 and 4 discussed the main theoretical challenges to a logic of narrativity. This chapter considers two analytical approaches which provide useful and interesting insights into narrative ... More


Narrativity and the French Perspective

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to French critics whose work can be aligned in some degree or other with the author's own conceptual approach. The chapter is divided into two sections. The first section ... More


The Logic of Duplicity and Design in Under Western Eyes

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, the first practical application of the author's theoretical approach, looks in detail at a novel where the question of narrative logic in its Aristotelian dimension is a fundamental ... More


A Story of Narrativity in Ulysses

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter aims to tell a story, namely the story of narrativity discerned in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The ‘story of narrativity’ means the story of the way in which a narrative unfolds along its ... More


Narrative Despotism and Metafictional Mastery: The Case of Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the way in which the concept of a logic of narrativity relates to, and meets the challenge of, Flann O'Brien's fiction. At first sight this fiction seems completely illogical ... More


A Double Logic and the Nightmare of Reason: Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Koestler's novel Darkness at Noon was chosen not only for its merits as a political and intellectual drama, but also because it exemplifies in striking fashion the fourth narrative type, namely the ... More


A Reading of Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a late 18th-century novel by Maria Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent. There are two tasks to perform as we bear in mind that the sixth principle of narrativity situates the logic of ... More


Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing

François Cooren, Eero Vaara, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198703082
eISBN:
9780191772443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703082.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This volume originates from the Fourth International Symposium on Process Organization held in Kos in June 2012. For this event, conceptual and/or empirical submissions were sought that would examine ... More


Narrative Machinery

John Paley

in Narrative and Stories in Health Care: Illness, dying and bereavement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199546695
eISBN:
9780191730214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses narrative machinery, which is used in stories to make them work. The discussion looks at how this narrative machinery is configured, why it is deployed, and what it is intended ... More


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