EL4221: Narrative Structures
Topic 5: Readings & Links

Topic and Readings & Links
5) Events
Main reading:
: Chapter 5: Events
Print readings (from the Basic Texts): Note
Bal, 1.2, 2.3-2.3
Chatman, chapter 2
Genette, pp. 25-160
Rimmon-Kenan, chapter 2
Toolan, 2.1, 3.1-3.3
Further readings & links
     Flashback (literary technique)
The Lord of the Rings: Narrative Structure (Sparknotes)
More advanced:
Aspect, aspectual class, and the temporal structure of narrative by Alexander Nakhimovsky Computational Linguistics 14.2 (June 1988): 29-43.
Bullet time (Wikipedia)
Causal Normalisation: A Methodology for Coherent Story Logic Design in Computer Role-Playing Games by Craig A. Lindley and Mirjam Eladhari Computers and Games Conference 25th - 27th July 2002
Dissimulations: illusions of interactivity by Andy Cameron Millenium Film Journal 28 (Spring 1995)
Event by Roberto Kutcher (2002)
Family Viewing and the Spatialization of Time by Donato Totaro Offscreen (31 March 2001)
The Language of Time in The Secret Agent (anonymous)
Narrative Events by William Labov (2002)
On Borrowed Time: Cycles of Narrative, Nature, and Memory in the work of Tennyson and Eliot by Sarah Eron Victorian Web
Redefining narrative events: Examining television narrative structure by Michael J. Porter et al. Journal of Popular Film and Television (Spring 2002)
Relating Narrative Events in Translation by Dan I. Slobin (2004)
Syntagmatic Analysis, from Daniel Chandler's Semiotics for Beginners
Temporal Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese by Carlota S. Smith & Mary S. Erbaugh (2002)
Time, Narrative Intimacy and the Child... by Gillian Lathey Meta 48.1-2 (May 2003).
Time, space by Laurel Harris (2003)
Uncovering the event structure of narrative by William Labov (2001)

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