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The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Alastair Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the run-up to the ... More


The Language of Greek Comedy

Andreas Willi (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The contributions to this book illustrate how linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural ... More


Mathematics and Narrative: A Narratological Perspective

Uri Margolin

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines the manifold relations between narrative and mathematics from the point of view of narratology. In particular, it considers some of the ways in which we can speak of mathematics ... More


Retrogression, Episode, and Anagogy: The Round Dance and Narrative Form

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the impact on Homeric art, thought, and narratology of an origin in the dance of the Muses, in ‘the intellectualization of a corporeally bound rhythm’. On the concept of ... More


Shifting Perspectives of Comic Abjection: Odysseus and Polyphemus as Figures of Satire

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes various characters from Greek myth who illustrate the dynamics of satirical interaction. It examines in particular the complicated tradition that pits Odysseus and the Cyclops ... More


Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Bruce Clarke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From Dr. Moreau's Beast People to David Cronenberg's Brundlefly, Stanislaw Lem's robot constructors in the Cyberiad to Octavia Butler's human/alien constructs in the Xenogenesis trilogy, this book ... More


Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Barbara Czarniawska

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198296140
eISBN:
9780191716584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book provides an alternative perspective on organization studies, introducing an approach that draws on narratology, literary theory, cultural studies, and anthropology, contrasting it with the ... More


Jeanette Winterson

Susana Onega

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a full-length study of Jeanette Winterson's work as a whole, containing in-depth analyses of her eight novels and cross-references to her minor fictional and non-fictional works. It ... More


Historiographic Approaches

Elizabeth Ann Danto

in Historical Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333060
eISBN:
9780199864119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333060.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses a range of classical and contemporary historiographic approaches to social work and social welfare history research. These include empirical or descriptive historiography, ... More


Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

A. C. Spearing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book investigates how subjectivity is encoded in the texts of a wide variety of medieval verse narratives and lyrics — not how they represent individual subjectivities, but how subjectivity, ... More


Changing the Sjuzet: Lyn Hejinian’s Digressive Narratology and the Writing of History

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

In The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian declares herself the heir apparent to Diderot’s unruly Jacques, employing digression as a literary method for dismantling Enlightenment narratologies of rational order ... More


Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Narrative complexity is a trend in contemporary cinema. Since the late 1990s there has been a palpable increase in complex storytelling in movies. But how and why do complex movies create perplexity ... More


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


On Not Knowing the Child: Children's Literature Criticism and Adult Literary Theory

Lesnik-Oberstein Karín

in Children's Literature

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119982
eISBN:
9780191671272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119982.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Many self-proclaimed book-centred critics of children's fiction retain as their guiding star the ‘real child’, based on their reliance on a distinct literary discourse determined by adult readers and ... More


The Monster and the Monologue: Polyphemus from Homer to Ovid

G. O Hutchinson

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The colourful career of the Cyclops in literary history strikingly exemplifies the complexities of Homeric reception. This chapter illustrates the value of narratological strategies, which have made ... More


Narrative and Narration: Some Rudiments

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter attempts to give an overview of the framework and some of the chief concepts of traditional narratology. However, the chapter also devotes a fair amount of space to raising critical ... More


The Narrator and the Narrative: A Literary Analysis of <i>Aḥādīth al-Ṣifāt</i>

Livnat Holtzman

in Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Based on the work of Daniel Beaumont and Sebastian Günther on Hadith and narratology, this chapter analyses three proto-types of aḥādīth al-ṣifāt while focusing on the basic building-blocks of these ... More


Explicit Authorial Evaluations in Historical Writing

Vivienne J. Gray

in Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 examines how Xenophon evaluates leaders for praise and blame in authorial comments in historical narrative, and takes a special interest in the engagement of the author with the reader and ... More


Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ever since its publication in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s treatise Laocoon, or On the Limits of Painting and Poetry has shaped debates about aesthetic experience and the medial distinctions ... 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


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