Download or read book Narrative Space and Time written by Elana Gomel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-18 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entanglement, and spatio-temporal distortions of relativity have passed into culture at large. This book examines whether narrative can be used to represent these "impossible" spaces. Impossible topologies abound in ancient mythologies, from the Australian Aborigines’ "dream-time" to the multiple-layer universe of the Sumerians. More recently, from Alice’s adventures in Wonderland to contemporary science fiction’s obsession with black holes and quantum paradoxes, counter-intuitive spaces are a prominent feature of modern and postmodern narrative. With the rise and popularization of science fiction, the inventiveness and variety of impossible narrative spaces explodes. The author analyses the narrative techniques used to represent such spaces alongside their cultural significance. Each chapter connects narrative deformation of space with historical problematic of time, and demonstrates the cognitive and perceptual primacy of narrative in representing, imagining and apprehending new forms of space and time. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between narratology, cultural theory, science fiction, and studies of place.
Download or read book Handbook of Narrative Analysis written by and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sorts out both traditional and recent narrative theories, providing the necessary skills to interpret any story that comes along.
|Author||: Joe Andrew|
|Release Date||: 2007-01-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9789401204262|
|Pages||: 204 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (12 users)|
Download or read book Narrative Space and Gender in Russian Fiction 1846 1903 written by Joe Andrew and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume has as its primary aim readings, from a feminist perspective, of a number of works from Russian literature published over the period in which the ‘woman question’ rose to the fore and reached its peak. All the works considered here were produced in, or hark back to, a fairly narrowly defined period of not quite 20 years (1846-1864) in which issues of gender, of male and female roles were discussed much more keenly than in perhaps any other period in Russian literature. The overall project is summed up by the three key words of this book’s title, narrative, space and gender, and, especially, the interconnections between them. That is, what do the way these stories were told tell us about gender identities in mid-nineteenth-century Russia? Which spaces were central to these fictional worlds? Which spaces suggested which gender identities? The discussions therefore focus on issues of narrative and space, and how they acted as ‘technologies of gender’. This volume will be of interest to all interested in nineteenth-century Russian literature, as well as students of gender, and of the semiotics of narrative space.
|Author||: Luke Gartner-Brereton|
|Release Date||: 2014-12-18|
|ISBN 10||: 9781317490760|
|Pages||: 256 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (174 users)|
Download or read book The Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative written by Luke Gartner-Brereton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The central premise of this book is that biblical Hebrew narrative, in terms of its structure, tends to operate under similar mechanical constraints to those of a stage-play; wherein 'space' is central, characters are fluid, and 'objects' within the narrative tend to take on a deep internal significance. The smaller episodic narrative units within the Hebrew aesthetic tend to grant primacy to space, both ideologically and at the mechanical level of the text itself. However 'space', as a determinate structural category, has been all but overlooked in the field of biblical studies to date; reflecting perhaps our own inability, as modern readers, to see beyond the dominant 'cinematic' aesthetic of our times. The book is divided into two major sections, each beginning with a more theoretical approach to the function of narrative space, and ending with a practical application of the previous discussion; using "Genesis 28.10-22" (the Bethel narrative) and the book of "Ruth" respectively, as test cases.
Download or read book The Architecture of Narrative Time written by Erica Wickerson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-26 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Time matters to all of us. It dominates everyday discourse: diaries, schedules, clocks, working hours, opening times, appointments, weekdays and weekends, national holidays, religious festivals, birthdays, and anniversaries. But how do we, as unique individuals, subjectively experience time? The slowness of an hour in a boring talk, the swiftness of a summer holiday, the fleetingness of childhood, the endless wait for pivotal news: these are experiences to which we all can relate and of which we commonly speak. How can a writer not only report such experiences but also conjure them up in words so that readers share the frustration, the excitement, the anticipation, are on tenterhooks with a narrator or character, or in melancholic mourning for a time long-since passed, which we never experienced ourselves? Erica Wickerson suggests that the evocation of subjective temporal experience occurs in every sentence, on every page, at every plot turn, in any narrative. The Architecture of Narrative Time offers a new template for understanding narrative time that combines close readings with analysis of the structural overview. It enables new ways of reading Thomas Mann; but also new ways of conceptualising narrative time in any literary work, not only in Mann's fiction and not only in texts that foreground the narration of time. The range of Mann's novels, novellas, and short stories is compared with other nineteenth- and twentieth-century works in German and in English to suggest a comprehensive approach to considering time in narrative.
Download or read book The Narrative Subject written by Christina Schachtner and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This open access book considers the stories of adolescents and young adults from different regions of the world who use digital media as instruments and stages for storytelling, or who make the media the subject of story telling. These narratives discuss interconnectedness, self-staging, and managing boundaries. From the perspective of media and cultural research, they can be read as responses to the challenges of contemporary society. Providing empirical evidence and thought-provoking explanations, this book will be useful to students and scholars who wish to uncover how ongoing processes of cultural transformation are reflected in the thoughts and feelings of the internet generation.
|Author||: Yong-sung Ahn|
|Release Date||: 2006-03-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9789047409090|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (474 users)|
Download or read book The Reign of God and Rome in Luke s Passion Narrative written by Yong-sung Ahn and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2006-03-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Narrative Complexity written by Marina Grishakova and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2019-08 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The variety in contemporary philosophical and aesthetic thinking as well as in scientific and experimental research on complexity has not yet been fully adopted by narratology. By integrating cutting-edge approaches, this volume takes a step toward filling this gap and establishing interdisciplinary narrative research on complexity. Narrative Complexity provides a framework for a more complex and nuanced study of narrative and explores the experience of narrative complexity in terms of cognitive processing, affect, and mind and body engagement. Bringing together leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume combines analytical effort and conceptual insight in order to relate more effectively our theories of narrative representation and complexities of intelligent behavior. This collection engages important questions on how narrative complexity functions as an agent of cultural evolution, how our understanding of narrative complexity can be extended in light of new research in the social sciences and humanities, how interactive media produce new types of narrative complexity, and how the role of embodiment as a factor of narrative complexity acquires prominence in cognitive science and media studies. The contributors explore narrative complexity transmitted through various semiotic channels, embedded in multiple contexts, and experienced across different media, including film, comics, music, interactive apps, audiowalks, and ambient literature.
Download or read book Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms written by D. Geelan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-09-29 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to find an appropriate balance between thoughtful consideration of issues related to qualitative research in education - methods, stances and standards - and practical 'how to' advice for beginning researchers. It includes 'School Stories': a compelling, 56 page, and research-based 'novel' of classroom life reflecting on a year in the life of a group of teachers and students. It is of interest to graduate students and faculty in educational research.
Download or read book The Handbook of Narrative Analysis written by Anna De Fina and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-08-17 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Handbook of Narrative Analysis is the first comprehensive collection of sociolinguistic scholarship on narrative analysis to be published. The collection includes chapters that exhibit the latest advances in narrative analysis, from work on social media to small stories research, as well as essays that address topics traditionally shaped and influenced by narrative inquiry, such as researcher reflexivity, embodiment, story ownership, and chronotopic configurations. Organized thematically to provide a guide for approaching the study of narrative without prescribing a rigid framework for analysis, the Handbook strikes an ideal balance between theoretical framing and the demonstration of specific analytical approaches. Edited by two leading authorities on narrative research, and pioneers of the practice-based approach to narrative analysis, this Handbook will be an essential resource for anyone interested in better understanding the stories we tell and why we tell them.
Download or read book Storytelling Global Reflections on Narrative written by Tracy Ann Hayes and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-05-15 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on storytelling and human life by exploring the possibilities of narrative approaches across numerous disciplines and in diverse contexts; stories are humanity’s oldest way of making meaning of our past, present and future.
Download or read book The Game Narrative Toolbox written by Tobias Heussner and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn how to create compelling game storylines. Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to create this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept to final testing, The Game Narrative Toolbox walks readers through what role a narrative designer plays on a development team and what the requirements are at every stage of development. Drawing on real experiences, authors Tobias Heussner, Toiya Finley, Ann Lemay, and Jennifer Hepler provide invaluable advice for writing compelling player-centered stories and effective dialogue trees in order to help readers make the switch from prose- or screen- writing to interactive. Accompanying every chapter are exercises that allow the reader to develop their own documentation, outlines, and game-dialogue samples for use in applying for industry jobs or developing independent projects. This first installment of Focal Press's Game Design Workshops series is a must-have for individuals looking to create captivating storylines for games.
Download or read book Narrative Means to Journalistic Ends written by Nora Berning and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nora Berning grasps the narrative potential of journalistic reportages via a set of narratological categories. Spurred by an interdisciplinary framework, she builds on transgeneric narratological research and shows that journalistic reportages can be described, analyzed, and charted with categories that originate in structuralist narratology. The author spells out minimal criteria for particular types of reportages, and challenges the argument that journalism and literature have distinct, non-overlapping communicative goals. By showing that the reportage is a hybrid text type that seeks to inform, educate, and entertain, this study advances a re-conceptualization of journalism and literature as two fields with permeable borders.
Download or read book Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory written by David HERMAN and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-06-10 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The past several decades have seen an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplinary fields and research contexts. As accounts of what happened to particular people in particular circumstances and with specific consequences, stories have come to be viewed as a basic human strategy for coming to terms with time, process, and change. However, the very predominance of narrative as a focus of interest across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, teachers, and students to have access to a comprehensive reference resource.
Download or read book Digital Interactive TV and Metadata written by Arthur Lugmayr and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2004-06-22 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book shows how digital-interactive television (digiTV) will affect the relation between the broadcaster and the consumer. Standardization processes, technological paradigms, and application development issues will be discussed. The emerging applications, innovations, and future concepts are described in detail. The triangle: content - end-user - technology will be conceptualized to create a vision and to overview provision of services that will be major innovative elments in the world of digital television. From the technical side, eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based metadata standards are a major element in realizing new innovative concepts in the world of digital, interactive television. This book clearly shows by the introduction of applications and use-scenarios, which conceptual requirements and metadata models are applicable, which metadata subsets are applicable due to resource limitations, which metadata aspects are needed for nonlinear content viewing, etc. The book gives a broad and detailed both visionary and technical overview useful for graduates, engineers, and scientists; and last but not least decision-makers in the broadcasting industry.
Download or read book Narrative in Culture written by Astrid Erll and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-07-08 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection showcases new research in the field of cultural and historical narratology. Starting from the premise of the ‘semantisation of narrative forms’ (A. Nünning), it explores the cultural situatedness and historical transformations of narrative, with contributors developing new perspectives on key concepts of cultural and historical narratology, such as unreliable narration and multiperspectivity. The volume introduces original approaches to the study of narrative in culture, highlighting its pivotal role for attention, memory, and resilience studies, and for the imagination of crises, the Anthropocene, and the Post-Apocalypse. Addressing both fictional and non-fictional narratives, individual essays analyze the narrative-making and unmaking of Europe, Brexit, and the Postcolonial. Finally, the collection features new research on narrative in media culture, looking at the narrative logic of graphic novels, picture books, and newsmedia.
Download or read book Poetry Photography Ekphrasis written by Andrew D. Miller and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A detailed study of the ekphrasis of photography in poetry since the 19th century. Unlike other critical studies of ekphrasis, Miller's study concentrates solely on the lyrical ekphrasis of photographs, setting out to define how the photographic image provides a unique form of poetic ekphrasis.