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Narrative Form and Theatrical Illusions

Julie Stone Peters

in Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the Renaissance insistence on the shaping of narrative form to conditions of presentation—the insistence on drama as a performance genre distinct from other literary genres, one ... More


Narrative As Construct and Construction

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses narrative as a theoretical construct and within the context of anthropology and medicine. It then examines the succeeding chapters and situates them within broader ... More


What Feels Right: Ethics, Intuition, and the Experience of Narrative

Jesse Rosenthal

in Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates how literary theory bears the mark of the ethical debates of the nineteenth century. Through a reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton (1848) and Charles Dickens's Hard ... More


Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Jesse Rosenthal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What do we mean when we say that a novel's conclusion “feels right”? How did feeling, form, and the sense of right and wrong get mixed up, during the nineteenth century, in the experience of reading ... More


Narrative forms and shapes

Degnen Cathrine

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083082
eISBN:
9781781706244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083082.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Six extends these reflections on selfhood to narrativity, a crucial element of the construction of self. This chapter examines how narrativity was used, interpreted and experienced in the ... More


Stare Decisis, Law Reports, and the Materiality of Legal Form

Ayelet Ben-Yishai

in Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937646
eISBN:
9780199333110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter joins recent nineteenth-century legal history scholarship in reconsidering the history, function, and theory of the common law through a long-overdue inquiry into the nature of legal ... More


Physician Autobiography: Narrative and the Social History of Medicine

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter reviews published autobiographical accounts that were written by physicians. It studies what these accounts can be revealed when viewed from the reader's perspective. It then ... More


Community and Coherence: Narrative Contributions to the Psychology of Conflict and Loss

Robert A. Neimeyer and Finn Tschudi

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

As demonstrated by how one of the authors of this chapter has been able to organize his thoughts, human beings attempt to sort out their experiences through making use of the architecture of the ... More


Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. ... More


The Missing Link in Cognition: Origins of self-reflective consciousness

Herbert S. Terrace and Janet Metcalfe (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195161564
eISBN:
9780199848386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161564.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How do we develop self-awareness, or a sense of self? One of the most popular theories is that language plays a major role: language and the narrative form allow us to develop a sense of self because ... More


Introduction: Picnic Time, Prime Time, Story Time

Randall Stevenson

in Reading the Times: Temporality and History in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474401555
eISBN:
9781474444880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

France’s millennium celebration – l’incroyable pique-nique, marking the line of the Paris meridian – indicated the continuing relevance at the end of the C20th of issues of space, time and their ... More


Narration in the Tarr Films

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines four aspects of Tarr's narration that are more or less constant in his oeuvre: banality of narrative events; slowness of narration and suspense; static situations and circular ... More


Lollard Tales

Fiona Somerset

in Feeling Like Saints: Lollard Writings after Wyclif

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452819
eISBN:
9780801470998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452819.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter investigates a very common and widespread characteristic of lollard writings: their use of narrative forms, especially but not only drawn from the bible, to give their readers models for ... More


Secrets Even to Herself: Testimonio, Illiteracy, and the Grammar of Restitution

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter proposes a critical genealogy of the testimonio form as crystallized through the controversy surrounding I, Rigoberta Menchú. Testimonio emerged in the 1960s as an alternative narrative ... More


Narrating, telling, and speaking

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Turning from paratextual poetics to actual prose fictions, this chapter discusses how English Restoration writers experimented with narrative form. It shows that various elements of what, in the ... More


Aimlessness

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how Bolaño’s characters experience their selves in time. Typically, the more sympathetic characters are little inclined to fashion selves through storytelling or to live their ... More


Soundtracks and Scores

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the large-scale narrative and musical patterns of serious Hollywood combat films made after Vietnam. Two larger narrative shapes are identified: two-part forms (such as ... More


1759 and 1794: Moral Sentiments, Political Revolution, and Narrative Form

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Adam Smith’s mid-eighteenth-century account of sympathy begins with an imagined scene of torture. After the excesses of the French Revolution, such speculative scenarios of political and juridical ... More


Introduction

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction establishes the principle concerns of the book: to map out a more responsible, rigorous, and situated engagement with the music in transnational fiction and theory; to demonstrate ... More


Joseph Conrad’s blindness

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the problem of literary ignorance using the perspective of the nature of narrative form. It studies the narrative form of Joseph Conrad's short stories, and suggests that a ... More


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