Part ofThe Travelling Concepts of Narrative
Edited by Mari Hatavara, Lars-Christer Hydén and Matti Hyvärinen
[Studies in Narrative 18] 2013
► pp. 179–200
This chapter explores second-person narration in literary and conversational storytelling, contesting the view that you-narration is a purely literary phenomenon. On a theoretical level, the chapter questions some of the tenets proposed by “unnatural narratology,” a newly emerging camp in the so-called “postclassical narratologies.” In contrast to unnatural narratology, which assigns a special status to literary narratives and calls for more literary-specific methodological tools, this chapter argues in favour of a more integrative approach ranging across various disciplines interested in narrative research.