The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

With its lucid exposition of concepts, and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of ...

Author: H. Porter Abbott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108823351

Category: Literary Criticism

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What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theatre, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now revised and expanded in its third edition, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes one new chapter. The glossary and bibliography have been expanded, and new sections explore unnatural narrative, retrograde narrative, reader-resistant narratives, intermedial narrative, narrativity, and multiple interpretation. With its lucid exposition of concepts, and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative Third Edition What is narrative? How does it work, and how does it shape our lives? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater but everywhere in ...

Author: H. Porter Abbott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108830782

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Helps readers understand what narrative is, how it is constructed, and how it changes when the medium changes.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare s Comedies

Accessible and lively, these introductions will also appeal to readers who want to broaden their understanding of ... H. Porter Abbott The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (second edition) Eric Bulson The Cambridge Introduction to ...

Author: Penny Gay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469770

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Why did theatre audiences laugh in Shakespeare's day? Why do they still laugh now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, so that his plays continue to amuse and move audiences? What do his comedies have to say about love, sex, gender, power, family, community, and class? What place have pain, cruelty, and even death in a comedy? Why all those puns? In a survey that travels from Shakespeare's earliest experiments in farce and courtly love-stories to the great romantic comedies of his middle years and the mould-breaking experiments of his last decade's work, this book addresses these vital questions. Organised thematically, and covering all Shakespeare's comedies from the beginning to the end of his career, it provides readers with a map of the playwright's comic styles, showing how he built on comedic conventions as he further enriched the possibilities of the genre.
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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory

3. H. Porter Abbott, “Story, Plot, and Narration,” in The Cambridge Companion to Narrative, ed. David Herman (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 40. 4. Aristotle, Poetics, 1450b25. 5. Chatman, Story and Discourse, 62.

Author: Matthew Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108428477

Category: Literary Criticism

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Narrative theory is essential to everything from history to lyric poetry, from novels to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Narrative theory explores how stories work and how we make them work. This Companion is both an introduction and a contribution to the field. It presents narrative theory as an approach to understanding all kinds of cultural production: from literary texts to historiography, from film and videogames to philosophical discourse. It takes the long historical view, outlines essential concepts, and reflects on the way narrative forms connect with and rework social forms. The volume analyzes central premises, identifies narrative theory's feminist foundations, and elaborates its significance to queer theory and issues of race. The specially commissioned essays are exciting to read, uniting accessibility and rigor, traditional concerns with a renovated sense of the field as a whole, and analytical clarity with stylistic dash. Topical and substantial, The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory is an engaging resource on a key contemporary concept.
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The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Bal, Mieke. Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Author: Marina MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139493574

Category: Literary Criticism

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Beginning its life as the sensational entertainment of the eighteenth century, the novel has become the major literary genre of modern times. Drawing on hundreds of examples of famous novels from all over the world, Marina MacKay explores the essential aspects of the novel and its history: where novels came from and why we read them; how we think about their styles and techniques, their people, plots, places, and politics. Between the main chapters are longer readings of individual works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's Children. A glossary of key terms and a guide to further reading are included, making this an ideal accompaniment to introductory courses on the novel.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

Bell uses examples of student writing from his creative writing classes to illustrate key points of narrative design. H. Porter Abbott's The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge University Press, 2002) artfully examines ...

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139463751

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This pioneering book introduces students to the practice and art of creative writing and creative reading. It offers a fresh, distinctive and beautifully written synthesis of the discipline. David Morley discusses where creative writing comes from, the various forms and camouflages it has taken, and why we teach and learn the arts of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. He looks at creative writing in performance; as public art, as visual art, as e-literature and as an act of community. As a leading poet, critic and award-winning teacher of the subject, Morley finds new engagements for creative writing in the creative academy and within science. Accessible, entertaining and groundbreaking, The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing is not only a useful textbook for students and teachers of writing, but also an inspiring read in its own right. Aspiring authors and teachers of writing will find much to discover and enjoy.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature

Accessible and lively, these introductions will also appeal to readers who want to broaden their understanding of the ... Abbott The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (second edition) Christopher Balme The Cambridge Introduction to ...

Author: Caryl Emerson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471686

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Russian literature arrived late on the European scene. Within several generations, its great novelists had shocked - and then conquered - the world. In this introduction to the rich and vibrant Russian tradition, Caryl Emerson weaves a narrative of recurring themes and fascinations across several centuries. Beginning with traditional Russian narratives (saints' lives, folk tales, epic and rogue narratives), the book moves through literary history chronologically and thematically, juxtaposing literary texts from each major period. Detailed attention is given to canonical writers including Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov and Solzhenitsyn, as well as to some current bestsellers from the post-Communist period. Fully accessible to students and readers with no knowledge of Russian, the volume includes a glossary and pronunciation guide of key Russian terms as well as a list of useful secondary works. The book will be of great interest to students of Russian as well as of comparative literature.
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Narrative and Media

Bal ' is Mieke Bal , writing in Narratology : Introduction to the Theory of Narrative . ... those describing a structuralist model of narrative ( like H. Porter Abbott in The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative , 2002 ) have found just ...

Author: Rosemary Huisman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139447203

Category: Social Science

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Narrative and Media, first published in 2006, applies narrative theory to media texts, including film, television, radio, advertising, and print journalism. Drawing on research in structuralist and post-structuralist theory, as well as functional grammar and image analysis, the book explains the narrative techniques which shape media texts and offers interpretive tools for analysing meaning and ideology. Each section looks at particular media forms and shows how elements such as chronology, character, and focalization are realized in specific texts. As the boundaries between entertainment and information in the mass media continue to dissolve, understanding the ways in which modes of story-telling are seamlessly transferred from one medium to another, and the ideological implications of these strategies, is an essential aspect of media studies.
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The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story

9); H. Porter Abbott, The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 2nd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), p. 165. Abbott, Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, pp. 160–5. M. M. Bakhtin, 'Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in ...

Author: Ann-Marie Einhaus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107084179

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion provides an accessible overview of the contexts, periods, and subgenres of English-language short fiction outside of North America.
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The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

H. Porter Abbott, The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 2nd edn (Cambridge University Press, 2008), p. 155. Richard Hillary, The Last Enemy (London: Macmillan 1942), p. 17. Anthony Swofford, Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf ...

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521768498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A lively, practical guide to creative writing as discipline and craft, ideal for students and teachers.
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