Narrative Theory




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Bartlett, Frederick.  Remembering. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1932.

Bayley, John. The Characters of Love. London: Constable, 1960.

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Booth, Wayne. The Rhetoric of Fiction. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1982.

Bordwell, David. Narration in the Fiction Film. London: Methuen, 1985.

Bower, Gordon H. Experiments on Story Comprehension and Recall, Discourse Processes, 1 (1978): 211-231.

Caughie, John, ed. Theories of Authorship: A Reader. London & Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.

Chatman, Seymour. ‘Characters and Narrators’. Poetics Today 7 (1986): 189-204.

Chatman, Seymour. Story and Discourse. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1978.

Cohen, Keith. Film and Fiction. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979.

Coste, Didier. ‘Heroic Function and Interpretation of Narrative’. Modern Language Notes 94 (1979): 1176-1188.

Culler, Jonathan. Structuralist Poetics. London: Routledge, 1975.

Docherty, Thomas. Reading (Absent) Character. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1983.

Dubrow, Heather. Genre. London: Methuen, 1982.

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Fludernik, Monika. Towards a ‘Natural Narratology’. London & New York: Routledge. 1996.

Forster, E. M. Aspects of the Novel. New York: Harcourt, 1927.

Fowler, Alastair. Kinds of Literature An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1985.

Fowler, Roger. Linguistic Criticism. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1986.

Frow, John. ‘Spectacle Binding: On Character’. Poetics Today 7 (1986): 227-250.

Gard, Roger (ed). Henry James: The Critical Heritage. New York: Routledge, 1968.

Garvey, James. ‘Characterization in Narrative’. Poetics 7 (1978): 63-78.

Genette, Gerard. Narrative Discourse. Trans. by Jane E. Lewin. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1980.

Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1990.

Gombrich, Ernst. Art and Illusion. London: Phaidon Press, 1960/1977.

Greimas, Algirdas. Narrative Semiotics and Cognitive Discourses. Trans. by Paul Perron & Frank W. Collins. London: Pinter, 1990.

Harvey, W. J. Character and the Novel. London: Chatto & Windus, 1916.

Hock, Stephen. ‘"Stories Told Sideways Out of the Big Mouth": John Dos Passos's Bazinian Camera Eye. Literature/Film Quarterly 33.1 (2005) 20-27.

Jakobson, Roman. The Dominant. Trans. by Herbert Eagle In Matejka & Pomorska eds., pp. 82-87.

Jauss, Hans Robert. Toward an Aesthetic of Reception. Trans. by Timothy Bahti. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1982.

Kant, Immanuel. The Critique of Pure Reason. Trans. by J.M.D. Meiklejohn. London: Dent, 1781/1934.

Kermode, Frank. The Sense of an Ending. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Kozloff, Sarah. Invisible Story-Tellers. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.

Labov, William. Language in the Inner City: Studies in the Black English Vernacular. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1972.

Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980

Leech, Geoffrey. A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry. London: Longman, 1969.

Leech, Geoffrey & M. H. Short. Style in Fiction. London: Longman, 1981. 

Leitch, Thomas. What Stories Are. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1986.

Longacre, Robert. The Grammar of Discourse. New York: Plenum P, 1983.

Lyotard, Jean-François. The Postmodern Condition. Translated by Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1984.

McCarthy, Mary. ‘Characters in Fiction’. In On the Contrary. London: Heinemann, 1962. Pp. 271-292.

Margolin, Uri. ‘Characterization in Narrative: Some Theoretical Prolegomena’. Neophilologus 67 (1983): 1-14.

Margolin, Uri. ‘The Doer and the Deed: Action as a Basis for Characterization in Narrative’ Poetics Today 7 (1986): 205- 225.

Margolin, Uri. ‘Introducing and Sustaining Characters in Literary Narrative’ Style 21 (1987): 107-124.

Martin, Wallace. Recent Theories of Narrative. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1986.

Matejka, Ladislav and Krystyna Pomorska, eds. Readings in Russian Poetics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT P, 1971.

Metz, Christian. Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema. Trans. by Michael Taylor. New York: Oxford UP, 1974a.

Metz, Christian. Language and Cinema. Trans. by Donna Jean Umiker-Sebeok. The Hague: Mouton, 1974b.

Monaco, James. How to Read a Film. New York: Oxford UP, 1981.

Minsky, Marvin. A Framework for Representing Knowledge'. In The Psychology of Computer Vision. Ed. by Patrick Henry Winston. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975. 211-277. [Originally published in 1974: MIT-AI Laboratory Memo 306, June, 1974]

Paris, Bernard J. A Psychological Approach to Fiction. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana UP, 1974.

Phelan, James. ‘Thematic Reference, Literary Structure, and Fictive Character: An Examination of Interrelationships’ Semiotica 48 (1984): 345-365.

Prince, Gerald. A Grammar of Stories. The Hague: Mouton, 1973.

Prince, Gerald. A Dictionary of Narratology. Lincoln, Nebraska, U of Nebraska P, 1988.

Propp, VladimirMorphology of the Folktale. 2nd ed. Trans. by Laurence Scott & Louis A. Wagner. Austin, Texas: U of Texas P, 1968.

Rimmon-Kenan, Shlomith. Narrative Fiction. London: Methuen, 1983.

Said, Edward. Beginnings. New York: Basic Books, 1975.

Schank, Roger C. & Robert P. Abelson. Scripts, Plans, Goals and Understanding. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1977.

Scholes, Robert & Robert Kellogg. The Nature of Narrative. New York: Oxford UP, 1966.

Shklovsky, Viktor. Theory of Prose. Elmwood Park: Dalkey Archive Press, 1990.

Springer, Mary Doyle. A Rhetoric of Literary Character: Some Women of Henry James. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1978.

Stanzel, F.K. A Theory of Narrative. Trans. by Charlotte Goedsche. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1984.

Talib, I.S.  Conrad's Nostromo and the Reader's Understanding of Anachronic Narratives, Journal of Narrative Technique 20 (1990): 1-21.

Thorndyke, Perry & Frank R. Yekovich. A Critique of Schema-Based Theories of Human Story Memory, Poetics 9 (1980): 23-49.

Tomashevsky, Boris. Thematics’, in Russian Formalist Criticism: Four Essays, trans. by Lee T. Lemon & Marion J. Reis. Pp. 61-98.

Toolan, Michael. Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction. London: Routledge, 1988.

Tynjanov, Jurij. On Literary Evolution. Trans. by C.A. Luplow. In Matejka & Pomorska eds., pp. 66-78.

Tynjanov, Jurij and Roman Jakobson. Problems in the Study of Literature and Language'. Trans. by Herbert Eagle. In Matejka & Pomorska eds., pp. 79-81.

Uspensky, Boris. The Poetics of Composition. Trans. by translated by Valentina Zavarin and Susan Wittig. Berkeley: U of California P, 1973.

van Dijk, Teun A., Text and Context. London: Longman, 1977.

Warren, et al., in Roy O. Freedle, (ed.)New Directions in Discourse Processing Norwood, N.J.: Ablex. 1979.

Weinsheimer, Joel. ‘Theory of Character: Emma’. Poetics Today 1-2 (1979): 185-211.

Wolfson, Nessa. CHP. The Conversational Historical Present in American English Narrative. Dordrecht: Foris, 1983




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