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LeFebvre, Leah and Kate Blackburn. 2012. Choosing Emma’s ending: Exploring the intersection of small and big stories, antenarrative, and narrative. Narrative Inquiry 22 (2) : 211–225.
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John Benjamins
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This article breaks apart the traditional narrative research approach of beginning, middle, and end facilitating a renewed focus on the role of orator and audience’s involvement. Showcasing Emma’s story evolution simultaneously demonstrates a theoretical understanding of how small and big stories intersect with antenarratives and narratives. The multiple paths encourage readers to interactively reinterpret their understanding of the narrative and experience antenarrative. This exploration addresses a gap in narrative research and scrutinizes antenarrative analysis applicability through a singular oral story performance.