Introduction to the Levels of Structural Analysis of the Narrative Text (Narrative Theory, 0)
19 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2015 Last revised: 18 Nov 2015
Date Written: 1990
'Narrative Theory' is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. This preliminary section provides an introduction to the notion of level of analysis in narrative, and examines a number of theories bearing on the structure of the fabula (Aristotle, Tomashevsky, Bal) and of the story (Genette), with attention to the dimensions of time, distance, perspective, and to the discursive agency of the narrator.
Keywords: Narrative, Narratology, Narrative analysis, Structuralism, Discourse analysis, Literary theory, Narrative fiction
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