the panion to
The panion to Narrative provides a unique and valuable
overview of current approaches to narrative study. An international team of
experts explores ideas of storytelling and methods of narrative analysis as they
have emerged across diverse traditions of inquiry and in connection with a vari-
ety of media, from ﬁlm and television, to storytelling in the “real-life” contexts
of face-to-face interaction, to literary ﬁction. Each chapter presents a survey of
scholarly approaches to topics such as character, dialogue, genre, or language,
shows how those approaches can be brought to bear on a relatively well-known
illustrative example, and indicates directions for further research. Featuring a
chapter reviewing deﬁnitions of narrative, a glossary of key terms, and pre-
hensive index, this is an essential resource both for students and for specialists
in the many ﬁelds concerned with narrative, including language and literature,
composition and rhetoric, creative writing, jurisprudence, communication and
media studies, and the social sciences.
david herman is Professor of English at Ohio State University. He is the
author, editor, or co-editor of a number of books on narrative, including
Universal Grammar and Narrative Form (1995), Narratologies (1999), Story
Logic (2002), Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences (2003), and the
Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (2005, co-edited with Manfred
Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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isbn 13: 978-0-521-67366-2 (pbk)
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1. Narration (Rhetoric) I. Herman, David, 1962- II. Title. III. Series.
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