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DAVID HERMAN Introduction In this introduction I seek to provide context for the chapters that follow by addressing questions that many readers of this volume are likely to have -particularly readers coming to the field of narrative studies for the first time.
Why a Companion to Narrative! What are some of the major trends in recent scholarship on narrative? My attempt to address the second of these questions what is narrative? The working definition that I myself will be using in this introduction, and that I spell out in greater detail below, runs as follows.
Rather than focusing on general, abstract situations or trends, stories are accounts of what happened to particular people1 - and of what it was like for them to experience what happened - in particular circumstances and with specific consequences.
Science explains how in general water freezes when all other things being equal its temperature reaches zero degrees centigrade; but it takes a story to convey what it was like to lose one's footing on slippery ice one late afternoon in Decemberunder a steel-grey sky. Such an david herman account should help clarify what distinguishes a narrative from an exchange of greetings, a recipe for salad dressing, or a railway timetable.
An overarching goal of the book is to enable and encourage readers to build on the contributors' work, so that others can participate in the process of narrative inquiry and help create further productive synergies among the many fields concerned with stories.
Further, like other Companions, the volume offers a variety of viewpoints on the field rather than an outline or summarization by a single commentator.
By registering multiple perspectives on the study of stories, the book not only furnishes a synoptic account of this area of investigation but also constitutes in its own right a unique contribution to the scholarship on narrative.
Hence, although it is like other Cambridge Companions targeted at student readers who need a reliable, comprehensive guide - a point of entrance into a complex field of study, as well as a basis for further research - the volume also aims to be a helpful tool for more advanced scholars needing a convenient, affordable, and up-to-date treatment of foundational terms, concepts, and approaches.
Thus far, I have focused on the objectives and design principles of this Companion. But what is the impetus for its publication, the reason for its appearance at this moment? The past several decades have in fact witnessed an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplines and research contexts.
In his contribution to a volume titled The Travelling Concept of Narrative, Matti Hyvarinen traces the extent of this diffusion or spread of narrative across disciplinary boundaries, suggesting that "the concept of narrative has become such a contested concept over the last thirty years in response to what is often called the 'narrative turn' in social sciences Greimas conceived of as a science of narrative modeled after the "pilot-science" of Ferdinand de Saussure's structural linguistics.
Although more needs to be done to promote genuine dialogue and exchange among story analysts working in different fields, it is undeniable that the past decade in particular has seen an exponential growth of cross-disciplinary research and teaching activity centering on narrative.
By the same token, over the past decade alone many conferences and symposia have been dedicated to exploring the potential of narrative to bridge disciplines, in ways that may in turn throw new light on narrative itself.
Collectively, the chapters reveal complex relationships between literary fiction and other kinds of storytelling, and between the analytic frameworks that have grown up around these different modes of narrative practice.
I turn now from the factors contributing to this volume's publication and cross-disciplinary profile to its focal concern: What is narrative what are its identifying traits and key functions? The first is an excerpt from an encyclopedia article on the topic; the second is a transcription of part of a tape-recorded interview with Mary, a year-old African American female from Texana, North Carolina, who in the transcribed excerpt refers to the fear that she and her childhood friend experienced as a result of being pursued menacingly by a large, glowing, orange ball that Mary characterizes earlier in the interview as "[a] UFO or the devil.
It is typically elicited by evaluating an event as relevant to a goal; it is positive when the goal is advanced, negative when the goal is impeded.
The core of an emotion is readiness to act in a certain way. So we take off runnin as fast as we can. And we still lookin back and every time we look back it's with us.
It's just a-bouncin behind us it's NOT touchin the ground. It's bouncin in the air. We run all the way to her grandmother's and we open the door and we just fall out in the floor, and we're cryin and we screamin and we just can't BREATHE.
The author also identifies a core feature readiness to act that can be assumed to cut across all types of emotion, and to be constitutive of emotion in a way that other features, more peripheral, do not.Tuberculosis, which has affected humankind since time immemorial, is still a serious health problem and the chances of its complete eradication are far off.
AIDS, migratory moveme. About retribution, revenge, and how violence begets violence. In a broader sense the song is about the nature of justice in society and the dangers of vigilantism that is often derived from a rush to judgement.
When these are portrayed in the plays of Shakespeare or in a novel such as Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, they are driven by the emotion that so fiercely and swiftly accumulates around them, they master the body and soul, the intellect and the will, like some furious tyrant, and in their extremes hurry their victim into madness.
Heathcliff - An orphan brought to live at Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw, Heathcliff falls into an intense, unbreakable love with Mr. Earnshaw’s daughter Catherine.
After Mr. Earnshaw dies, his resentful son Hindley abuses Heathcliff and treats him as a servant. Sidney Biddulph was the first English novel of this kind, and it left no definite trace on fiction, although it was the favourite novel of Charlotte Smith and had some slight effect upon her writings, and Mrs.
Inchbald, Mrs. Opie, and Mary Brunton noted the feelings of their characters. Video: Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights: Character Analysis & Revenge Heathcliff is a character in Emily Bronte's ''Wuthering Heights''. His Romantic and Byronic traits lead him to seek vengeance.