Rethinking Narrative Identity

Persona and Perspective

| Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
| Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
ISBN 9789027226570 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027272256 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
Why is it that we tend to think about our lives as stories? Why do we strive to create coherent narratives that reflect a particular perspective? What happens when we discover multiple, perhaps conflicting perspectives in our narratives? Following groundbreaking work in the study of narrative identity in the last 20 years, the scholars of this volume have expanded and merged their theories of narrative identity with new perspectives in fields such as narratology, literary theory, philosophy, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, gender studies and history. Their contributions focus on the significance of perspective in the formation of narrative identities, probing the stratagems and narrative means of individuals in testing out personae for themselves.
[Studies in Narrative, 17]  2013.  vi, 209 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Rethinking narrative identity: Persona and perspective
Martin Klepper
Chapter 1. Identity and empathy: On the correlation of narrativity and morality
Norbert Meuter
Chapter 2. Axes of identity: Persona, perspective, and the meaning of (Keith Richards’s) Life
Mark Freeman
Chapter 3. The quest for a third space: Heterotopic self-positioning and narrative identity
Wolfgang Kraus
Chapter 4. Constructing perspectives as positioning resources in stories of the self
Gabriele Lucius-Hoene
Chapter 5. Referential frameworks and focalization in a craft artist’s life story: A socionarratological perspective on narrative identity
Jarmila Mildorf
Chapter 6. Strange perspectives = strange (narrative?) identities?
Rüdiger Heinze
Chapter 7. “Indefinite, sketchy, but not entirely obliterated” Narrative identity in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex
Nicole Frey Büchel
Chapter 8. Creative confession: Self-writing, forgiveness and ethics in Ian McEwan’s Atonement
Kim Worthington
Chapter 9. The queer self and the snares of heteronormativity: Quentin Crisp’s life story – A successful failure
Eveline Kilian
Chapter 10. Confessional poetry: A poetic perspective on narrative identity
Eva Brunner
“For all those highly interested in the study of narrative tugging on recent approaches and methodologies utilized to accomplish such a study or narrative studies with particular intention and emphasis on theoretical approaches to narrative(s) as well as the analysis of narratives in human interaction which make up a perfect balance certainly of a mesmerizing nature, this product certainly affords a very rich display of scholarly thought and criticism and hermeneutics in the last 20 years.”
“The articles in this volume raise a number of important questions and offer a treasure trove of theoretical and methodological suggestions for anyone working on narrative identity from either psychological, literary, linguistic or philosophical perspectives.”
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