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Russian Formalism Russian formalism, which flourished from about until suppressed by the Stalinists in the late s, had a more radical cultural-ideological agenda: its aim was to prove the autonomy of art as form.
Literature in particular was considered a phenomenon sui generis that cannot be explained adequately in terms of content or of biographical or historical context. He advocated the scenic method of narration in which narrative perspective is strictly tied to the epistemological constraints of a particular character, a technique demonstrated particularly in The Ambassadors Friedman extended the scope further, proposing a graded spectrum of eight modes of perspective in which each type is determined by its ratio of character to narrator-bound sequences.
An even more complex stratified model in which the positions of character and narrator are correlated in the four dimensions of ideology, phraseology, spatio-temporal constraints, and psychology of perspective was developed by Uspenskij  , a member of the Moscow-Tartu school of semiotics.
The idea has been taken further in Schmid , which represents the most comprehensive model of perspective to date. Stanzel understood these three narrative situations to be ideal types and thus modeled them on a synthetic typological circle.
Actual narratives, he observed, often occupy an intermediate position between these situations and are thus best modeled in terms of a synthetic typological circle.
The correlation between the two dimensions, as he showed, characterizes the pace of a narrative. He distinguished various types of narration which stretched, abbreviated, repeated, paused and interrupted, skipped and eliminated sub-sequences, while other types perfectly imitated the flow of narrated time.
The category of time in Genette  is examined in similar terms.
Logic and Rhetoric A philosophically more concise contribution to narrative theory was Hamburger  , a book which explored the semantics and pragmatics of literary communication, and in particular the specific logic of the use of temporal and personal deixis under the conditions of fictional reference.
The question of the validity and reliability of narrative utterances was again raised by Booth  , this time from a rhetorical and ethical perspective. French Structuralism: — French structuralism eventually gave the decisive impulse for the formation of narratology as a methodologically coherent, structure-oriented variant of narrative theory.
From to , narratology focused mainly on the former. At the most abstract level, the semiotician Greimas concentrated on the elementary structure of signification. Finally, a typology of six functional roles attributable to characters main vs. Greimas  complements the approach. Todorov furthered the linguistic analogy by equating actions to verbs, characters to nouns and their attributes to adjectives, and then by then linking these elements through modal operators.
Herman While the theoretical ambition and level of abstraction of early structuralist models of narrative were impressive, their practical relevance was hard to prove to philologists. Greimassian semantics is a case in point: used as a descriptive grammar, its categories were defined with a degree of generality too broad to be faulted; put to the test as a generative grammar, its yield was too abstract to demonstrate the necessity or the explanatory power of the transformational process from semiotic deep structure to the surface structure of narrated events and characters.
The terminology and neologisms introduced by Genette in together with his taxonomy soon became the narratological lingua franca. In contrast to his formalist predecessors and structuralist colleagues, Genette had no intention of designing a fully coherent and self-contained theory of narrative.
Some of this criticism was addressed in Genette  The process thus mirrored the general shift from structuralist to poststructuralist methodologies that was taking place in the humanities at that time.
Chatman demonstrated the applicability of narratology to visual narratives. Derridaen deconstruction was introduced by Culler , who questioned the implicit genealogy from story histoire, fabula to discourse and argued that the relation of dependency between the two is the exact opposite: discourse generates story.
The psychological motivation at play in this process of retrospective emplotting was explored in Brooks Another influence came from feminist studies: Lanser proposed to include gender as a systematic category for the narratological analysis of the narratorial profile as well as of point of view and mode of presentation.
Ryan explored this line of reasoning even further, linking it to the simulation paradigm of AI. White ; Kreiswirth Fludernik signaled a shift in focus from text-based phenomena to the cognitive functions of oral and non-literary narrative, thus opening a new chapter in the narratological project.
In contrast, Gibson argued for a radical deconstruction of the entire conceptual apparatus developed by the structuralists. The resulting wave of critically oriented narratological models and theories proved to be methodologically heterogeneous, prompting Herman ed. This extends the focus from purely structural aspects to issues of narrated content.
Ryan , ed. Outlook The development of narratology has been dependent not only on its theoretical or meta-theoretical advances, but has also emerged with the gradual consolidation of organizational and institutional structures. In this respect, three phases can be identified: Phase 1: The formation of cross-disciplinary narratological interest groups.
Beginning with the contributors to the programmatic special issue of the journal Communications and the creation during the s by Bremond, Genette, Todorov, Marin, and Metz of the Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage Centre National de Recherche Scientifique , informal organizational models also represented by the Tel Aviv group with its influential journal Poetics Today, or in the Amsterdam School initiated by Bal have played a decisive role in shaping narratology as a paradigmatic inter-discipline.
Phase 3: The founding of national and international narratological umbrella organizations. Topics for Further Investigation The diversification of narratology since the s has not only borne witness to its continued relevance, but it has also underscored the need to address the problem of methodological identity. What exactly is narratology cf. How can it be defined in theoretical and methodological terms?
The need for critical self-reflection by practicing narratologists can be argued from two angles. However, can conceptual imports taken from structuralist narratology retain their theoretical precision and integrity in a foreign methodological context, or are they not rather destined to degenerate into mere metaphoric labels?
Neitzel have come to realize. Yet examples like these also point to a more fundamental issue that extends beyond the scope of individual concepts. In the intervening years, most of these desiderata have been addressed at least in part. Narratological analyses of texts, films, visual artifacts, etc. Similarly, the potential for interdisciplinary cooperation between narratology and text linguistics has also not been fully exploited yet.
After a promising start in the s van Dijk this work has been taken up only occasionally e. Recent contributions such as Adam , Lehmann or Janik demonstrate the synergy of this approach.
Contemporary narratology has clearly responded to the call to broaden the scope of methodology and object domain. The types of the folktale.
A Dictionary of Narratology
A classification and bibliography. Helsinki: Suomaleisen Tiedeakatemia. Adam, Jean-Michel  Le texte narratif. Paris: Nathan. Adam, Jean-Michel La linguistique textuelle. Paris: Colin. Paris: Dis Voir. Bal, Mieke Essais sur la signification narrative dans quatre romans modernes.
Paris: Klincksieck. Bal, Mieke  Introduction to the Theory of Narrative. Toronto: U of Toronto P. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Barry, Jackson G. Blanckenburg, Christian Friedrich von  Stuttgart: Metzler. Booth, Wayne C. The Rhetoric of Fiction. Chicago: U of Chicago P.
Rabinowitz eds. A Companion to Narrative Theory. Oxford: Oxford UP, 75— Bordwell, David Narration in the Fiction Film. London: Methuen. Branigan, Edward Narrative Comprehension and Film. London: Routledge. Bremond, Claude Paris: Seuil. Mahwah: Erlbaum Associates. Brooks, Peter Reading for the Plot. Design and Intention in Narrative.
Oxford: Clarendon P. Chatman, Seymour Ithaca: Cornell UP. Chatman, Seymour a. Coming to Terms. The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film. Chatman, Seymour b. Poetics Today 11, — Cohn, Dorrit Cornils, Anja Le chemin de Franz K. Pier ed. What Is Narratology? Questions and Answers Regarding the Status of a Theory. Berlin: de Gruyter, — Culler, Jonathan The Pursuit of Signs.
Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction. Ithaca: Cornell UP, — Dijk, Teun A. Eder, Jens Die Figur im Film: Grundlagen der Figurenanalyse. Fehn, Ann et al. Neverending Stories. Toward a Critical Narratology. Princeton: Princeton UP. Fludernik, Monika Mitteilungen des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes 11, 83— Theorizing Narrativity.
Forster, Edward M.
Aspects of the Novel. London: Penguin.
Darmstadt: WBG. Friedman, Norman The Development of a Critical Concept. Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method. Narrative Discourse Revisited. Gibson, Andrew Towards a Postmodern Theory of Narrative. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP. Paris: L'Harmattan. Greimas, Algirdas Julien  Structural Semantics: An Attempt at a Method. Lincoln: Nebraska UP. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, — The Logic of Literature.
Bloomington: Indiana UP. Herman, David Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P. Moreover, are the qualities of unity and coherence and the idea of narrative as a whole to be consid- ered as something given in the text or as effects related to the reading process?
The point is that closure is, in essence, a rhetorical-communicative phenomenon: it is an effect, or a quality, generated by the text and perceived by the receiver. It is quite evident that a study of closure has to explain how such a sense, or a feeling, is produced.
Moreover, I believe that from a narratological viewpoint, the main focus of the study of closure should be on the distinctive features of closure in narrative, as opposed to other types of discourse. And since, following Sternberg, I take narrativity to be a rhetor- ical phenomenon at its core, based on the arousal of narrative interest, I believe that an understanding of the distinctive nature of narrative closure requires an explanation in terms of the termination, or resolution, of narrative interest or its irresolution, in case of openness.
I also think that a functional perspective, that is, viewing textual phenomena as means for the achievement of communicative ends, can provide a strong methodological anc- hor for the study of narrative closure, one that should prevent its fragmentation into an ad-hoc enumeration of closural devices, to which many analyses of closure are prone.
A study of how poems end, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, I do not think so, certainly if we take into account that coherence and unity can be created on the rhetorical level, where a quality of openness can certainly constitute part of a consistent and thus unifying or coherence-producing strategy. Narrative segmentation and the dynamics of interest [F.
Since it discloses the interplay between the two narra- tive sequences and its effects, how narrative closure and his counterpart, openness can help us to understand more generally the dynamics of narrative interest, and its relations with the universals of narrative?
This provides an opportunity for a sys- tematic investigation of and reflection on the basic mechanisms of narrative interest. Let me mention, in this context, an example of a specific issue that has lately caught my attention, namely, the problem of narrative segmentation.
It seems to me that the study of closure may help us to understand not only the demarcation of the work as a whole from what lies outside it, but also the lines of demarcation within the work itself. The significant relation between segmentation and closure is dramatized by highly episodic plot structures, the kind of which I have studied in the generic context of the picaresque novel. Episodic structure is commonly conceived of in the mimetic terms of weak or non-existent causal relations between represented events; but in rhetorical terms, the crucial characteristic of this plot structure appears to be its privileging of short- term i.Coming to Terms.
Design and Intention in Narrative. Literature in particular was considered a phenomenon sui generis that cannot be explained adequately in terms of content or of biographical or historical context.
Studies in Anglo-American Narratology. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Herman, David, ed.
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