Current Trends in Narratology by Greta Olson

By Greta Olson

Present tendencies in Narratology bargains an outline of state-of-the-art techniques to theories of storytelling. It describes the circulation to cognition, the recent emphasis on non-prose and multimedia narratives, and introduces a 3rd box of study - comparative narratology. This examine addresses how neighborhood associations and nationwide methods have affected the advance of narratology. top researchers element their latest scholarship whereas putting it in the scope of bigger overseas tendencies.

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In narrative, as well as in real-life, there are any number of circumstances that can seem normal or not. Besides judging whether a parent, for example, is called by the right term, people judge whether actions seem normal given characters’ goals, whether the consequences of actions seem normal given the context in which they are executed, and so on. To explain how people make judgments about what feels normal, Kahneman and Miller (1986) introduced norm theory. Before Kahneman and Miller originated their theory, people had most often conceptualized norms as memory structures akin to schemas—static representations in 46 Richard J.

Russische Proto-Narratologie: Texte in kommentierten Übersetzungen (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter). ): Slavische Erzähltheorie: Russische und Tschechische Ansätze (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter). ): Cognitve Stylistics (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins). Sternberg 1978 Sternberg, Meir: Expositional Modes and Temporal Ordering in Fiction (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). 2: 107–56. 4: 901–48. 3: 463–541. 2: 115–22. Introduction 33 Sternberg 2008 Sternberg, Meir: “If-Plots: Narrativity and the Law-Code,” in Theorizing Narrativity, edited by John Pier and José Ángel García Landa, 83–113 (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter).

Lahiri 1999: 47) To create a vivid mental representation of this scene, readers must go beyond the information the text provides. It is essential, for example, that they relate Bobby’s acts of verbal and literal pointing to Ronny’s detection of the monkeys. It is quite likely that readers’ unconscious processes pro–––––––––––– 1 This material is based on work supported by National Science Foundation Grant 0325188. I thank Matthew Jacovina and Greta Olson for their astute comments on this essay.

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