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LINGUIST List 23.685

Thu Feb 09 2012

Books: Semantics/Linguistics and Literature: Shang

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        1.     Laura Bally , In Pursuit of Narrative Dynamics: Shang


Message 1: In Pursuit of Narrative Dynamics: Shang
Date: 06-Feb-2012
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: In Pursuit of Narrative Dynamics: Shang
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Title: In Pursuit of Narrative Dynamics
Subtitle: A Study of James Phelan's Rhetorical Theory of Narrative
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften - Volume 463
Published: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?430562

Author: Biwu Shang
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034305624 Pages: 258 Price: U.S. $ 73.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034305624 Pages: 258 Price: U.K. £ 44.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034305624 Pages: 258 Price: Europe EURO 49.20 Comment: for Germany EURO 52.60, for Austria EURO 54.10 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

This book makes an intensive study of James Phelan's rhetorical theory of
narrative. Apart from illustrating six basic principles in doing rhetorical theory
of narrative, the author examines six major issues which are central to
Phelan's rhetorical poetics, namely, focalization, character narration,
unreliable narration, narrative progression, narrative judgments, and narrative
ethics. For each narratological concept, the author minutely conducts a
genealogical study to make the review work complete. The book not only
compares Phelan's rhetorical narratology with classical narratology but also
with other strands of postclassical narratology. A detailed bibliography makes
this book a compendium of narrative theory which is of relevance for scholars
and students of all literary disciplines.

Contents: Beyond the Poetics of Plot: Phelan's Theory of Narrative
Progression - A New Light on the Old Concept: Phelan's Theory of Character
Narrator - The Rhetorical Approach Revisited and Updated: Phelan's Theory
of Unreliable Narration - "Narrator as Focalizer", and "Dual Focalization":
Phelan's Theory of Focalization - The Activation of Multileveled Responses:
Phelan's Theory of Narrative Judgments - The Ethics of "the Told", the
Ethics of "the Telling", and the Ethics of "the Reading": Phelan's Theory of
Narrative Ethics.

Biwu Shang is an associate professor of English at Zhejiang Gong Shang
University, China. He works primarily in the areas of narrative theory, literary
theory, and the art of Ian McEwan. His articles were published or are
forthcoming in such international journals as Foreign Literature Studies,
Journal of Literary Semantics, Language and Literature, and Semiotica.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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