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The Routledge Companion to Narrative Theory

Edited by: Paul Dawson , Maria Mäkelä

Print publication date:  July  2022
Online publication date:  July  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367569730
eBook ISBN: 9781003100157
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003100157
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The Routledge Companion to Narrative Theory brings together top scholars in the field to explore the significance of narrative to pressing social, cultural, and theoretical issues. How does narrative both inform and limit the way we think today? From conspiracy theories and social media movements to racial politics and climate change future scenarios, the reach is broad. This volume is distinctive for addressing the complicated relations between the interdisciplinary narrative turn in the academy and the contemporary boom of instrumental storytelling in the public sphere. The scholars collected here explore new theories of causality, experientiality, and fictionality; challenge normative modes of storytelling; and offer polemical accounts of narrative fiction, nonfiction, and video games. Drawing upon the latest research in areas from cognitive sciences to complexity theory, the volume provides an accessible entry point for those new to the myriad applications of narrative theory and a point of departure for new scholarship.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  My story, your narrative Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Non-Narrative Genres Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Narrative and Economic Modelling Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Data Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  5:  What is “the narrative”? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Rodney King, The Fugitive, and the Cogency of Cultural Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Personal Storytelling in Social Movements Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Co-tellership in social media storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  9:  (Small) stories as features on social media Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Quantified storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Networks, Interfaces, Digital Media Infrastructure, and Their Implications for Fictional World Theory Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Legal Facts, Affective Truths, and Changing Narratives in Trials Involving Sexual Assault Download PDF
Chapter  13:  My Mouth, Your Story Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Playing Games With the Truth Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Undead Novel Download PDF
Chapter  16:  This Is Not a Novel Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Panexperientiality, Media, and Narrative's Time Management Problem Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Chinese Narratology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Life and narrative Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Just the Facts? Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Toward a Rhetorical Narrative Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Reading Celebrity Autofiction Download PDF
Chapter  23:  It Gets Better vs. To This Day  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  What Does It Mean to #BelieveWomen? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Narrating Eighteenth-Century Black Lives Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Human cognition and narrative form Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Adaptationism, postmodernism, and a biocultural narratology Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Experience of Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Video Games as Complex Narratives and Embodied Metalepsis Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Perspectives on causality in sciences and art Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Concepts and Aspects of an Integrated Narrative Generation Approach Based on Post-Narratology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Storytelling and Narrative Capital in Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Narrative in politics and the politics of narrative Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The narrative turn in European studies Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Migration and Narrative Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Deconstructing the ‘Hollow Man' Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Fables for Tomorrow Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Storying the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Narrative's Environments Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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