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Fictions of Authenticity: The Frame Narratives and Notes of the Waverley Novels

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter turns to the frame narrative of The Monastery, and several other types of paratext in the Waverley Novels, in order to focus on the careful constructions of authenticity which, for many ... More


The Narrator and the Narrative: A Literary Analysis of Aḥādīth al-Ṣifāt

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


Metamorphosis and Embedding

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Embedding is an articulation of the most essential property of all narrative. By telling the story of another narrative, the first narrative achieves its fundamental theme. Narrative embedding is the ... More


Medieval Story Collections and Framing Devices

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 3 argues that Eastern frame narrative collections such as the Seven Sages of Rome were being combined with Western stories in medieval manuscripts before Boccaccio wrote the Decameron. The ... More


Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Chris Ferns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Utopian societies exhibit a variety of ways of organising the financial, political, and emotional relationships between people. For all this diversity, however, one thing that exhibits far less ... More


The Emergence of the Snake and the Mongoose

Nathan McGovern

in The Snake and the Mongoose: The Emergence of Identity in Early Indian Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640798
eISBN:
9780190640828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640798.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter gives evidence that the conception of Brahmans and śramaṇas as two mutually antagonistic groups arose over time. It shows, through comparison of the earliest Buddhist texts (Aṭṭhaka ... More


A Poetics in Tales: Milesian, Neoteric, Odyssean

Stefan Tilg

in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706830
eISBN:
9780191778513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706830.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Picking up on the Prologue, which describes the Metamorphoses as ‘different sorts of tales’ (1.1.1 varias fabulas), tied together by the narrator, this chapter discusses the narrative structure of ... More


Beneath the Cards in a Game of Whist

Jules Barbey D’aurevilly

in Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is the first of the stories that Barbey wrote, and it involves narrative frames within frames again, each frame in itself peopled with intriguing, often decadent characters. The story leads up ... More


‘This is your story-teller, The Man in Black’: hosting horror

Richard J. Hand

in Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719081484
eISBN:
9781781707265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

An exploration of the Man in Black, the legendary BBC host of Appointment with Fear and other shows. The chapter looks at the place of framed narrative and examples of hosting strategies. The ... More


Mercury Rising: Orson Welles and the Master’s Voice

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When CBS realized that prestige drama was earning points for the network, it began searching for even more literary luster, a search that led the network to approach the wonder boy of theater, Orson ... More


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