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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


No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Steven Belletto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that chance became a complex yet conflicted cultural signifier during the Cold War, when a range of thinkers—politicians, novelists, historians, biologists, sociologists, and ... More


Advocating Auricularisation: Virginia Woolf’s ‘In The Orchard’

Tom Vandevelde

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Unlike the physicist, the musicologist or the sociologist studying the intricacies of real-life sound, all of whom have a number of solid methodologies at their disposal, the literary scholar ... 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 Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Eva von Contzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary (late 14th c.), the only extant collection of saints’ lives in the vernacular from medieval Scotland, scrutinises the dynamics of hagiographic ... More


Narrative Complexity and Dissonant Cognitions

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 describes how impossible puzzle films create paradoxical, incongruent or impossible narrative experiences. To understand the nature of the confusion these films create, this chapter adopts ... More


Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 focuses on a cognitive approach as a pertinent method to address complex narratives’ ‘difficult’ viewing experiences. As it argues, complexity does not only lie in a story’s formal ... More


Taming Dissonance: Cognitive Operations and Interpretive Strategies

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 addresses how effects of narrative cognitive dissonance incite in viewers an urge to make meaning, and therefore asks how viewers cope with dissonant experiences in narrative fiction. This ... More


Impossible Puzzle Films: Between Art Cinema and (Post-)Classical Narration

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 discusses the formal make-up of impossible puzzle films, asking how they regulate viewer responses to their excessive complexities. This section addresses two specific questions: ‘How do ... More


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