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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory

by Matthew Garrett (Editor)

Other authors: Margaret Cohen (Contributor), Jonathan Culler (Contributor), Mark Currie (Contributor), Hannah Freed-Thall (Contributor), John Frow (Contributor)12 more, Matthew Garrett (Contributor), Matthew Garrett (Contributor), Patrick Jagoda (Contributor), Ilya Kalinin (Contributor), David Kurnick (Contributor), Kent Puckett (Contributor), Valerie Rohy (Contributor), Judith Roof (Contributor), Garrett Stewart (Contributor), Yoon Sun Lee (Contributor), Amy C. Tang (Contributor), David Wittenberg (Contributor)

Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature

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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.… (more)

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Cohen, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Culler, JonathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Puckett, KentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rohy, ValerieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roof, JudithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, GarrettContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sun Lee, YoonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tang, Amy C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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