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Narrative discourse: an essay in method

Narrative discourse: an essay in method,G. Genette

Narrative discourse: an essay in method   (Citations: 193)
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Published in 1980.
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    • ...We define narrative competence as more than a causally connected, coherent sequence of events with a beginning, middle and end (Franzosi, 1998; Gennette, 1980; Labov, 1972; Prince, 1982); it is a story that provides the form for interpreting experience and includes the authors' insights and feelings about the incident or event...

    Allan Peterkinet al. A pilot study of a narrative competence group to enhance coping and qu...

    • ...The concept of ‘focalization’ has been used and developed by many narratologists such as Genette [6] and Bal [2]...
    • ...Toolan [17] explains focalization as “a limited perspective in narrative, a viewpoint from which things are implicitly seen, felt, understood, and assessed.” Therefore, in narrative, focalization can serve dual roles: (a) as an information filter; (b) as a window through which the reader/audience can view or perceive the events occurring in the story world [6][8]...
    • ...We use the Genette’s term of “focus of narration” [6] which characterizes focalization as a working definition in this paper...
    • ...In our approach, the focalizer is defined as the person who sees in a story and the focalized means the object or event that is perceived by the focalizer [6][14]...
    • ...Genette [6] defines three types of focalization – zero, external and internal...
    • ...In case of internal focalization, focalizer can be of three types [6]: (1) fixed in which everything is told from the point of view of a particular character in the story (e.g., Dr. Watson in most Sherlock Holmes stories); (2) variable in which story events are told from the point of view of variable characters in the story from character to character consecutively (e.g., Madame Bovary); (3) multiple in which story is presented from the ...
    • ...The planning-based story generation approaches employing zero focalization [6] allow the system to occupy omniscient position; that is, a story is narrated from the perspective of the system, which can access any objects and events over narrative time...

    Byung-Chull Baeet al. Automated story generation with multiple internal focalization

    • ...The study of story has remained a neglected area, compared to the enormous amount of work that has been devoted, under the influence of Gerard Genette (1980), to the description of discourse, that is, to the various ways to present a story...

    Marie-Laure Ryan. Narrativity and its modes as culture-transcending analytical categorie...

    • ...This is quite a sophisticated temporality, that narrative theory normally connects with extremely complex narratives (see Genette, 1980, pp...

    Maria Nikolajeva. Literacy, competence and meaning‐making: a human sciences approach

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