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Introduction to the Theory of Narrative by Mieke Bal. Since its first publication in English inMieke Bal’s Narratology has become the international classic and comprehensive introduction to the theory of narrative texts.
Narratology is a systematic account of narrative techniques, methods, their transmission, and reception, in which Bal distills years of study of the ways in which we understand both literary and non-li Since its first publication in English inMieke Bal’s Narratology has become the international classic and nargatology introduction to the theory of narrative texts.
Narratology is a systematic account of narrative techniques, methods, their transmission, and reception, in which Bal distills years of study of the ways in which we understand both literary and non-literary works. In this third edition, Bal updates the book to include more analysis of film narratives while also sharpening and tightening her language to make it the narratoloty readable and student-friendly edition to date.
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Bal also introduces new sections that treat and clarify several modernist texts that pose narratological challenges. With changes prompted by ten years of feedback from scholars and teachers, Narratology remains the most important contribution to the study of the way narratives work, are formed, and are received.
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Lists with This Book. In NarratologyMieke Bal argues that a narrative text can be divided into three layers: At each level there is an agent: The first two chapters fabula, story were clearly presented and fairly straightforward, the third chapter text a little In NarratologyMieke Bal argues that a narrative text can be divided theody three layers: The first theeory chapters fabula, story were clearly presented and fairly straightforward, the third chapter text a little less so.
Although this chapter was the most theoretically dense Narratollogy, it was also the shortest and felt somewhat rushed in comparison.
Dec 11, Bernard Norcott-mahany rated it liked it. This is supposed miieke be an excellent introduction to narratology, which I suppose it is, but I guess my head just wasn’t up to reading what seemed to me a dry analysis of what makes a story a story. I suppose it’s time for me to find and reread Cohan and Shires’ “Telling Stories,” which I think does the same job but with a little more verve.
May 15, Dajana added it. Aug 26, Teh rated it it was ok. Sometimes I read academic texts for information, sometimes for edification, and sometimes, simply because I want to brush up on my jargon in a particular area.
This latter reason was why I picked up this book. It is groundbreaking in that Bal was one of the first to really codify the theory of narrotology into a field of study. And, on some levels, the discussion is useful Beyond the jargon, how Sometimes I read academic texts for information, sometimes for edification, and sometimes, simply because I want to brush up on my jargon in a particular area. Beyond the jargon, however, the reader has to confront the fact that this perspective is eyeball deep in structuralism; nargative, despite the author’s contention that finding an all encompassing formula for narrative is impossible, it still seeks that end Oct 17, Carl added it.
I read most of this book for a course in narratology which I audited years ago. Am thinking of rereading it now, having run into someone who works on the incredibly awesome topic of Narrative AIs for video games. Not sure this is exactly the topic which most parallels that concern in the humanities, but hey, I should reread this anyway.
Feb 27, Highlyeccentric rated it really liked it Shelves: Useful guide to stating the bleeding obvious. Jul 24, Matt rated it really liked it. It’s not as if this book has a lot in it to surprise– I think most people who come to it know what they are getting into, a famously “systematic” take on narrative theory, with a share of complicated symbols, etc.
But despite some sort of short-sighted statements, like the claim that a narrative is a among other things, a text with a first and last word, this is a remarkably durable book, and one that seems at least open to the possibility that readers process texts as they go along, not only a It’s not as if this book has a lot in it to surprise– I think most people who come to it know what they are getting into, a famously “systematic” take on narrative theory, with a share of complicated symbols, etc.
But despite some sort of short-sighted statements, like the claim that a narrative is a among other things, a text with a first and last word, this is narrafive remarkably durable book, and one that seems at least open to the narratologj that readers process texts as they go along, not only at the end I like, too, the way that Bal dispenses with that narrxtive of ludicrous when you think about it claim that stories are consistent in their point of view.
Or introducction they should be. Really, a wonderful book that is, if anything, even more revolutionary than she thinks.
Feb 01, robert rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book is essential – if you’re interested in narratology – the study of narrative. Apr 23, Dan rated it liked it. A thin book in which Bal analyzes the techniques of narrative, including the duration of a representation, its frequency, and too chronological order. Her discussion of focalization is particularly good.
A revisited conceptual frameworks of narratology, packed with tons of academic gibberish that are useful when you need to cite something ‘sophisticated’.
Dec 31, Aline Job rated it really liked it. Jul 15, Rebecca rated it liked it.
Although a bit dense and difficult to read at times, this is overall an intriguing narrafive to narratology. A lot of useful theory for reading and analyzing texts. Was very useful for my thesis, but I am unlikely to read it again. Feb 22, Desi rated it liked it. Apr 18, Kriangkrai Vathanalaoha rated it it was amazing. I love this book Easy to understand and practical to anyone who loves Narratology. First time I’ve read a analytic discussion of the elements nadratology narrative.
I’d love to find more like this. May 25, Norman S rated it really liked it. A brutal read – if this is the easiest book on Narratology then it’s a tough discipline!! But in the end I feel smarter and will never see the world the same way again.
Nov 16, Kibo marked it as to-read. Jan 21, Sue Bridgwater rated it really liked it. An engaging and mostly readable book on narratology and its developments.
Nov 03, Emily Care rated it liked it. Clare Azzopardi rated it really liked it Nov 24, Aaron rated it it was ok Jan 08, Timea Jablonczay rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Jennifer rated it really liked it Sep 17, Lauren rated it really liked it Dec 01, Rachmalita Widyaswara rated it really liked it May 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Mieke Bal is a Dutch literary theorist, cultural and art historian. Areas of interest range from biblical and classical antiquity to 17th century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism and migratory culture. Her view of interdisciplinary analysis in Mieke Bal is a Dutch literary theorist, cultural and art historian. See the video clip on the right side of this page, where I explain the approach.
Mieke is also a video artist, her internationally exhibited documentaries on migration include Separations, State of Suspension, Becoming Vera and the installation Nothing is Missing and are part of the Cinema Suitcase collective. With Michelle Williams Gamaker she made the feature film A Long History of Madness, a theoretical fiction about madness, and related exhibitions Her following project Madame B: Explorations in Emotional Capitalism, also with Michelle, is exhibited worldwide.
Occasionally she acts as an independent curator. Her co-curated exhibition 2MOVE travelled to four countries. She is currently preparing an exhibition for the Munch museum in Oslo.
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