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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory


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Part I. Foundations: 1. Narrative theory's Longue durée Kent Puckett; 2. Questions of scale: narrative theory and literary history Yoon Sun Lee; 3. The body of plot: Viktor Shklovsky's theory of narrative Ilya Kalinin; 4. Adventures in structuralism: reading with Barthes and Genette Hannah Freed-Thall; 5. The feminist foundations of narrative theory Judith Roof; 6. Philosophies of history Matthew Garrett; Part II. Motifs: 7. Character John Frow; 8. Time David Wittenberg; 9. Pleasure David Kurnick; Part III. Coordinates: 10. Breaks, borders, utopia: race and critical narrative poetics Amy C. Tang; 11. Queer narrative theory Valerie Rohy; 12. Screenarration: the plane and place of the image Garrett Stewart; 13. Narrative theory and the lyric Jonathan Culler; 14. Contemporary formalisms Mark Currie; 15. Digital games and narrative Patrick Jagoda; 16. Narrative theory and novel theory Margaret Cohen.

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An exciting new Companion exploring the study of how stories work and of how we make them work.

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Matthew Garrett is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Connecticut where he directs the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. He is the author of Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution (2014), and essays in American Literary History, American Quarterly, Critical Inquiry, ELH, the Journal of Cultural Economy, and Radical History Review, among other journals.

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