Current Trends in Narratology by Greta Olson

By Greta Olson

Present tendencies in Narratology bargains an outline of state of the art ways to theories of storytelling. It describes the stream to cognition, the hot emphasis on non-prose and multimedia narratives, and introduces a 3rd box of analysis - comparative narratology. This examine addresses how neighborhood associations and nationwide ways have affected the advance of narratology. prime researchers element their most up-to-date scholarship whereas putting it in the scope of bigger overseas tendencies.

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Cornils/Schernus 2003 Cornils, Anja/Schernus, Wilhelm: “On the Relationship between the Theory of the Novel, Narrative Theory, and Narratology,” in: What is Narratology? Questions and Answers Regarding the Status of a Theory, edited by Tom Kindt and Hans-Harald Müller, 137–73 (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter). Coulson 2001 Coulson, Seana: Semantic Leaps: Frame-Shifting and Conceptual Blending in Meaning Construction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Damasio 1999 Damasio, Antonio: The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness (San Diego: Harcourt).

To address this question, McKoon and Ratcliff (1992) asked experimental participants to read single sentences that stripped the issue of predictive inferences down to its essence. ” The question at hand is whether unconscious processes prompt readers to encode the inference that the actress would die. McKoon and Ratcliff used a mixture of experimental tasks to address this question. For example, in one experiment participants had to respond as quickly as possible to the question of whether the word “dead” had appeared in the sentence.

In this section, I have revisited the claim that readers’ general knowledge wields a pervasive unconscious impact on their narrative experiences. I have argued that this impact is better conceptualized as the product of sets of memory traces that texts recruit rather than as preexisting memory structures such as schemas. This reconceptualization of how general knowledge functions provides a straightforward explanation of individual differences in narrative experiences. Because theories of text processing most often disagree with respect to their claims about unconscious processes, those processes have been the predominant focus of this section.

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