• The Structure of the Fabula (II): Boris Tomashevski, 'Thematics'; Mieke Bal, 'Narratology' (Narrative Theory, 2)

    Author(s):
    José Angel García Landa (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Group(s):
    Narrative theory and Narratology
    Subject(s):
    Narrative, Literary theory, Discourse analysis, Russian formalism, Structuralism
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Narrative structure, Narrative levels
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6529S
    Abstract:
    'Narrative Theory' is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. The second section addresses the structure of the action or fabula provided by the Russian Formalists, notably by Boris Tomashevski, contemplated from the standpoint provided by Mieke Bal's structuralist theory of narrative. The chapter addresses the Formalist definitions of fabula and siuzhet, the Formalist notions of motifs and narrative macrostructures, the two logics of narrative, kinds of motifs, horizontal sections of the fabula, the vertical integration of narrative levels, with an an approach to exposition and motivation, and concluding with the Formalist views on time, space, and character.
    Notes:
    Written 1990. Online ed. 2005.
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