EL4221: Narrative Structures
Topic 4: Readings & Links

Topic and Readings & Links
4) Characters and characterisation
Main reading:
NT
: Chapter 4: Characters
Print readings (from the Basic Texts): Note
Bal, 1.3, 2.5
Chatman, pp. 107-138
Leitch, 8
Martin, pp.116-22
Rimmon-Kenan, 3
Toolan, 4.1-4.7
Further readings & links:
Basic:
Characters (Susan Rand, 10 February 2005)
Critical Concepts by Lyman A. Baker
     Character and Characterization
     "Flat" and "Round" Characterization
     "Static" and "Dynamic" Characterization
Learning About Characters by Susan Glaspell
Wikipedia:
     Antagonist
     Anti-hero
     Characterization
     Fictional character
     Hero
     Mimesis
     Protagonist
     Villain
More advanced:
The Gangster as Hero in Hong Kong Cinema by Michael Vesia Offscreen (31 August 2002)
Names and Narrative by Joshua Fairfield
Rethinking Agency and Immersion: videogames as a means of consciousness-raising by Gonzalo Frasca



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