telling stories postmodernism and the invalidation of traditional narrative

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Telling Stories

Author : Michael Roemer
ISBN : 0847680428
Genre : Philosophy
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"Michael Roemer's groundbreaking work argues that every story, be it ancient myth or documentary film, is completed before we read or watch it. He explores why a society like ours - predicated on free will - is addicted to tales that neither we, nor the heroes, can control." "Roemer argues that, contrary to both formalist and postmodern aesthetic theories, traditional stories do not create order out of chaos but challenge our order with chaos, undermining the structures we have built to protect ourselves. He finds that stories are both radical and conservative, invalidating our freedom while centering on heroes or heroines who are obliged to act alone; their adventures remove them from the sheltering community. Moreover, their attempt to escape the plot is mandated by the plot itself. Predicated on contradiction, ambiguity, and uncertainty, stories affirm what they deny - just as society both affirms and denies our existence as individuals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Handbook Of Narrative Analysis

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ISBN : 0803224133
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sorts out both traditional and recent narrative theories, providing the necessary skills to interpret any story that comes along.


Author : Harold Scheub
ISBN : 0299159337
Genre : Social Science
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What is the essence of story? How does the storyteller convey meaning? Leading scholar Harold Scheub tackles these questions and more, demonstrating that the power of story lies in emotion. While others have focused on the importance of structure in the art of story, Scheub emphasizes emotion. He shows how an expert storyteller uses structural elements—image, rhythm, and narrative—to shape a story's fundamental emotional content. The storyteller uses traditional images, repetition, and linear narrative to move the audience past the story’s surface of morals and ideas, and make connections to their past, present, and future. To guide the audience on this emotional journey is the storyteller’s art. The traditional stories from South African, Xhosa, and San cultures included in the book lend persuasive support to Scheub’s. These stories speak for themselves, demonstrating that a skilled performer can stir emotions despite the obstacles of space, time, and culture.

Folklore Forum

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ISBN : IND:30000070264233
Genre : Folklore
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Vigilantes And Boosters

Author : Glen Gendzel
ISBN : WISC:89099995482
Genre : Political Science
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The Scandinavian Magic Tale And Narrative Folklore

Author : Niels Ingwersen
ISBN : 0773449833
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scandinavian Magic Tale and Narrative Folklore : A Study in Genres, Themes, and Sources


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Genre : Humanities
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American Folklore Society News

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The Use Of Stories And Their Power In The Secondary School Curriculum Among The Akamba Of Kenya

Author : Chang'aa Mweti
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The Hastings Law Journal

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