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  1. Narrative Complexity
    The variety in contemporary philosophical and aesthetic thinking as well as in scientific and experimental research on complexity has not yet been fully adopted by narratology. By integrating cutting-edge approaches to complexity,... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2019
    Hardback | £62.00
  2. Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology
    The notion of possible worlds has played a decisive role in postclassical narratology by awakening interest in the nature of fictionality and in emphasizing the notion of world as a source of aesthetic experience in narrative... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2018
    Hardback | £50.00
  3. The Story of Me
    Autofiction, or works in which the eponymous author appears as a fictionalized character, represents a significant trend in postwar American literature, when it proliferated to become a kind of postmodern cliché. The Story... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  4. The Cruft of Fiction
    A 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title What is the strange appeal of big books? The mega-novel, a genre of erudite tomes with encyclopedic scope, has attracted wildly varied responses, from fanatical devotion to trenchant criticism.... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  5. Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction
    A storyteller’s craft can often be judged by how convincingly the narrative captures the identity and personality of its characters. In this book, the characters who take center stage are “strange” first-person... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
  6. Imagining Kashmir
    During the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent, Kashmir—a Muslim-majority area ruled by a Hindu maharaja—became a hotly disputed territory. Divided between India and Pakistan, the region has been the focus of... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
  7. Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture
    Narratives are everywhere—and since a significant part of contemporary media culture is defined by narrative forms, media studies need a genuinely transmedial narratology. Against this background, Transmedial Narratology... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  8. Unnatural Narrative
    A talking body part, a character that is simultaneously alive and dead, a shape-changing setting, or time travel: although impossible in the real world, such narrative elements do appear in the storyworlds of novels, short stories,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2016
    Hardback | £45.00
  9. Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media
    How do writers represent cognition, and what can these representations tell us about how our own minds work? Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media is the first single-author book to explore these questions across media, moving from... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
    Hardback | £45.00
  10. Opening Acts
    In the beginning there was . . . the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2015
    Hardback | £45.00
  11. The Storyworld Accord
    “Storyworlds,” mental models of context and environment within which characters function, is a concept used to describe what happens in narrative. Narratologists agree that the concept of storyworlds best captures the ecology... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2015
    Hardback | £50.00
  12. Ethos and Narrative Interpretation
    Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2014
    Hardback | £50.00
  13. Storyworlds across Media
    The proliferation of media and their ever-increasing role in our daily life has produced a strong sense that understanding media—everything from oral storytelling, literary narrative, newspapers, and comics to radio, film, TV,... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2014
    Paperback | £27.99
  14. Contemporary Comics Storytelling
    What if fairy-tale characters lived in New York City? What if a superhero knew he was a fictional character? What if you could dispense your own justice with one hundred untraceable bullets? These are the questions asked and answered... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2013
    Hardback | £45.00
  15. Stories and Minds
    How do narratives draw on our memory capacity? How is our attention guided when we are reading a literary narrative? What kind of empathy is triggered by intercultural novels? A cast of international scholars explores these and... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2013
    Paperback | £23.99
  16. Fictional Dialogue
    Experimentation with the speech of characters has been hailed by Gérard Genette as “one of the main paths of emancipation in the modern novel.” Dialogue as a stylistic and narrative device is a key feature in the development... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2012
    Hardback | £41.00
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