Out of Character: Narratology of the Subject and Personal Life Stories

6 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2008 Last revised: 15 Feb 2011

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This paper argues the relevance of narratological concepts developed in literary analysis for the study and representation of personal life experience and narrative psychology. The findings of narrative psychology give new insights into the hermeneutic feedback between life and literature, or life and narrative. Several varieties and dimensions of personal life stories are sketched, and the importance of narrative anchoring, as well as of transformations, crises and turning points, is emphasized.

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Keywords: Narrative, Life, Personal development, Character, Crisis, Experience, Autobiography

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Out of Character: Narratology of the Subject and Personal Life Stories (2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1142863 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1142863

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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