Making Sense Of Narrative Text

Author: Michael Toolan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317224590
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This book takes the following question as its starting point: What are some of the crucial things the reader must do in order to make sense of a literary narrative?

Coincidence And Counterfactuality

Author: Hilary P. Dannenberg
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803217614
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After discussing the phenomenon of readerly immersion and its opposite,
expulsion, this chapter proposes a framework to analyze the reader's mental
responses to narrative plots in terms of her varying ability to generate a cognitive
environment that allows the reader to mentally cross the boundary between her
own and the fictional world and sustain belief in the reality of the fictional world.
The focus is on narrative texts' generation of key sense-making activities (plotting
principles) ...

Book Smart

Author: Anne E. Cunningham PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199384002
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you sense that something in the text doesn't make sense to her. Why focus on
story comprehension? Both listening comprehension and reading
comprehension contribute to story comprehension, the ability to understand and
make sense of a narrative. Some psychologists say that stories have a “privileged
status” in our minds—that there is something inherently appealing about stories
with which the human mind connects.6 Research suggests that compared with
other types of ...

Making Sense Of The Bible

Author: Antony F. Campbell
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809146345
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Difficult Texts and Modern Faith Antony F. Campbell. -MODERN FAITH- It is
surprising that, to my knowledge, we have no reflective and ... For Westermann, "
The flood is the archetype of human catastrophe, and as such has been formed
into narrative. What the flood narrative aims at expressing is derivation [das
Herkommen = origin] as a result of the preservation of the one amidst the demise
of all others. It is precisely this that is the goal of the flood narrative" (Genesis 1-
11, 398-99).

Making Sense Of Television

Author: Sonia Livingstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113497048X
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In short, it is arguable that there may be a particularly complex negotiation
between the viewer and the text in the case of the soap opera, thus rendering the
interpretative processes involved in making sense of television readily
identifiable. On the viewers' side, these processes involve their understanding of
the genre, their motivations for viewing and their sociocognitive resources for
making sense of character and narrative. On the part of the text, this can be
argued to be usually ...

Homeric Effects In Vergil S Narrative

Author: Alessandro Barchiesi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140085248X
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What function does a literary model play in the legibility of a narrative text? The
task is to discern to what extent the presence of a model cooperates in making
legible the narrative implicating it, how it serves to guide the reader, and aids in
making sense of the text. This takes us well beyond the realm of the “art of
allusion” as it is generally understood. We are concerned with not just occasional
contacts between single speech acts but also with entire implicit scripts and plot
lines that the ...

Small Stories Interaction And Identities

Author: Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027292116
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Introduction Narrative remains as elusive, contested and indeterminate in
meaning a concept as ever, variously used as an epistemology, a
methodological perspective, an antidote to positivist research, a communication
mode, a supra-genre, a text-type; more generally, as a way of making sense of
the world, at times equated with experience, time, history and life itself; more
modestly, as a specific kind of discourse with conventionalised textual features (
see Georgakopoulou ...

Making Sense Of Cinema

Author: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501302957
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Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship uses a number of empirical approaches (ethnography, focus groups, interviews, historical, qualitative experiment and physiological experiment) to consider how ...

The Cambridge Introduction To Narrative

Author: H. Porter Abbott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659697
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... developed by the sociologist Erving Goffman in his book Frame Analysis (1974
). This general approach examines the interaction between audience and text in
terms of the models of understanding, or frames of reference, that audiences
bring with them. lt examines the ways in which narrative texts gratify, frustrate, or
in other ways play with these cognitive structures by which we make sense of our

Reading Biblical Narrative

Author: J. P. Fokkelman
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611644429
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The resolve to project oneself into a person from that distant past is a noble one,
but it does not get us anywhere compared to the power of what is said and the
here–and– now of our contact with the text. The text only lives in and through the
process of acquiring meaning. The use of the word sense in English shows an
ambiguity which aptly illustrates the reader-text relation. You can say: this text (or
this explanation) makes sense (= offers a good explanation) as well as: we try to
make ...