The Travelling Concepts of Narrative

| University of Tampere
| Linkoping University
| University of Tampere
ISBN 9789027226587 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271969 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Narrative is a pioneer concept in our trans-disciplinary age. For decades, it has been one of the most successful catchwords in literature, history, cultural studies, philosophy, and health studies. While the expansion of narrative studies has led to significant advances across a number of fields, the travels for the concept itself have been a somewhat more complex. Has the concept of narrative passed intact from literature to sociology, from structuralism to therapeutic practice or to the study of everyday storytelling? In this volume, philosophers, psychologists, literary theorists, sociolinguists, and sociologists use methodologically challenging test cases to scrutinize the types, transformations, and trajectories of the concept and theory of narrative. The book powerfully argues that narrative concepts are profoundly relevant in the understanding of life, experience, and literary texts. Nonetheless, it emphasizes the vast contextual differences and contradictions in the use of the concept.
[Studies in Narrative, 18]  2013.  vi, 311 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction, or another story of narrative
Mari Hatavara, Lars-Christer Hydén and Matti Hyvärinen
Exploring the narrative turns
Travelling metaphors, transforming concepts
Matti Hyvärinen
Why narrative is here to stay: A return to origins
Mark Freeman
To the narrative turn and back: The political impact of storytelling in feminism
Olivia Guaraldo
Travelling with narrative: From text to body
Paul John Eakin
Philosophical underpinnings of the narrative turn in theory and fiction
Hanna Meretoja
Travelling between fiction and non-fiction
Fact and fiction: Exploring the narrative mind
Jens Brockmeier
Broken or unnatural? On the distinction of fiction in non-conventional first person narration
Stefan Iversen
Making sense in autobiography
Mari Hatavara
“Unnatural” narratives? The case of second-person narration
Jarmila Mildorf
Storytelling on the go: Breaking news as a travelling narrative genre
Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Travelling from body to story
Towards an embodied theory of narrative and storytelling
Lars-Christer Hydén
Fractured narratives: Psychology’s fragmented narrative psychology
Brian Schiff
Broken stories: Narrative vs. narration in travelling theories of cultural trauma
Kuisma Korhonen
Concluding reflections
Twists and turns: The circulation of narrative concepts across disciplines and cultures
Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
List of contributors
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013006711 | Marc record