An Introduction to Narratology
Routledge – 2009 – 190 pages
An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature.
In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines:
This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.
Preface 1. Narrative and Narrating 2. The Theory of Narrative 3. Text and Authorship 4. The Structure of Narrative 5. The Surface of Narrative 6. Realism, Illusionism and Metafiction 7. Language, the Representation of Speech, and the Stylistics of Narrative 8. Thoughts, Feelings and the Unconscious 9. Narrative Typologies 10. Diachronic Approaches to Narrative 11. Practical Applications 12. Guidelines for Budding Narratologists. Glossary of Narratological Terms. Works Cited. Index
Monika Fludernik is Professor of English at the University of Freiburg/Germany. She is the author of The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction (Routledge, 1993) and Towards a 'Natural' Narratology (Routledge, 1996), which was the co-winner of the Perkins Prize of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.