The Resource Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature, edited by Liisa Steinby and Aino Mäkikalli, (electronic resource)

Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature, edited by Liisa Steinby and Aino Mäkikalli, (electronic resource)

Label
Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature
Title
Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Liisa Steinby and Aino Mäkikalli
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays studies the encounter between allegedly ahistorical concepts of narratology and eighteenth-century literature. It questions whether the general concepts of narratology are as such applicable to historically specific fields, or whether they need further specification. Furthermore, at issue is the question whether the theoretical concepts actually are, despite their appearance of ahistorical generality, derived from the historical study of a particular period and type of literature. In the essays such concepts as genre, plot, character, event, tellability, perspective, temporality, description, reading, metadiegetic narration, and paratext are scrutinized in the context of eighteenth-century texts. The writers include some of the leading theorists of both narratology and eighteenth-century literature
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Cataloging source
S4S
Dewey number
820.9/005
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN751
LC item number
.N37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Crossing boundaries
Label
Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature, edited by Liisa Steinby and Aino Mäkikalli, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Place of Narratology in the Historical Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature -- The Eighteenth-Century Challenge to Narrative Theory -- Formalism and Historicity Reconciled in Henry Fielding's Tom Jones -- Perspective and Focalization in Eighteenth-Century Descriptions -- Temporality in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe -- Temporality, Subjectivity and the Representation of Characters in the Eighteenth-Century Novel: From Defoe's Moll Flanders to Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre -- Authorial Narration Reconsidered: Eliza Haywood's Betsy Thoughtless, Anonymous' Charlotte Summers, and the Problem of Authority in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Novel -- Problems of Tellability in German Eighteenth-Century Criticism and Novel-Writing -- Immediacy: The Function of Embedded Narratives in Wieland's Don Sylvio -- The Tension between Idea and Narrative Form: The Example as a Narrative Structure in Enlightenment Literature -- 'Speaking Well of the Dead': Characterization in the Early Modern Funeral Sermon -- The Use of Paratext in Popular Eighteenth-Century Biography: The Case of Edmund Curll -- Peritextual Disposition in French Eighteenth-Century Narratives
Control code
ocn982228423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048527380
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9789089648747
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22573/ctt1wkf1gq
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37488090
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982228423
  • ku9048527384

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