A group for those interested in the theory of narrative, narratology, interdisciplinary narrative theory, narrativity, and the study of narrative structures.
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. The fourth section deals with the modes of narrative, “showing” and “telling”, as theorized by Henry James and other theorists of the dramatic aesthetics in narrative. Outline: 1. Two concepts of narrative distance. 2. The theory of the novel before…[Read more]
José Angel García Landa deposited Time Structure in the Story: Gérard Genette, ‘Narrative Discourse’ (Narrative Theory, 3) in the group Narrative theory and Narratology on Humanities Commons 4 weeks ago
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. The third section deals with the narrative articulation of time, taking as a guideline Gérard Genette’s theory in ‘Narrative Discourse’, modified as required. Outline: 1. The Generation of Story Time. 2. Fabula time. 3. Story time: order. 4. Story…[Read more]
José Angel García Landa deposited The Structure of the Fabula (II): Boris Tomashevski, ‘Thematics’; Mieke Bal, ‘Narratology’ (Narrative Theory, 2) in the group Narrative theory and Narratology on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
‘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…[Read more]
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. The first section addresses the structure of the action or fabula, a mode of analysis that originates in Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’, a seminal work in the theory of narrative. Aristotle’s main concepts bearing on fabula structure are examined: his…[Read more]
I’m interested in contributing constructively to this online reading group. The text of Barthes’s that I know best is Mythologies. I read S/Z years ago while surveying the topography of narrative theory in general. I’m gearing up to teach a couple of narrative-heavy courses in the fall semester and planning to forge ahead with a writing…[Read more]
I would be interested in this reading. First, Barthes has been recrossing my path here and there during the past few years–first, in a reprint of marvelous early essays from the 1950s when he was writing for a socialist publication, and most recently from reading Katie Briggs’s This Little Art about translating Barthes’s last lectures.…[Read more]
I propose a reading group whose only text will be S/Z, by Roland Barthes. I’m looking at this as part of a project on the relation between conspiracy and literary criticism, but would hope that fellow readers would bring other enthusiasms to the group.
My suggested method is a fortnightly online meeting, here, on Thursday evenings in May and June…[Read more]
José Angel García Landa deposited Introduction to the Levels of Structural Analysis of the Narrative Text (Narrative Theory, 0) in the group Narrative theory and Narratology on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. This preliminary section provides an introduction to the notion of level of analysis in narrative, and examines a number of theories bearing on the structure of the fabula (Aristotle, Tomashevsky, Bal) and of the story (Genette), with attention to the…[Read more]
Introduction to the Levels of Structural Analysis of the Narrative Text (Narrative Theory, 0): https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:18947/
José Angel García Landa deposited The Chains of Semiosis: Semiotics, Marxism, and the Female Stereotypes in ‘The Mill on the Floss’ in the group Narrative theory and Narratology on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
This paper puts forward a theory of literary writing as a practice of ideological transformation. The example analyzed is the representation of the sexes in George Eliot’s novel ‘The Mill on the Floss’, a representation which is intertextually mediated, metafictional, and transformative, rather than merely “realistic” or spontaneous. This view of…[Read more]
This note reflects on the deconstructivist critique of the “logocentric” nature of narratology, and puts forward a strategic cognitive use of narratological concepts and of deconstructive strategies which enables both approaches to work together.
Grishakova, Marina. “Literariness, Fictionality, and the Theory of Possible Worlds.” In Narrative, Fictionality, and Literariness: The Narrative Turn and the Study of Literary Fiction. Ed. Lars-Åke Skalin. […]
Muravieva, Larissa. (Л. Е. Муравьева). “Нарративная репрезентация риска и коллективная память: к постановке проблемы.” Новый филологический вестник 1.44 (2018): 57-68. Online at Academia.*
The Structure of the Fabula: Tomashevski and Bal: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314513422
La frase que lanzó mil barcos al mar: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272305788
This paper offers a metafictional reading of William Faulkner’s novel AS I LAY DYING (1930), a reading which goes beyond the usual mimetic interpretation of this novel as an exploration of the characters’ psychology. Faulkner’s writing also explores and allegorizes itself, through the creation of paradoxical narrative forms which carry out an…[Read more]
Reflexivity in the Narrative Technique of ‘As I Lay Dying’: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:18859/
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