Postmodern Narrative Theory

  • Authors
  • MarkĀ Currie

Part of the Transitions book series (TRANSs)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Narratology, Death and Afterlife

  3. Lost Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Mark Currie
      Pages 17-32
    3. Mark Currie
      Pages 33-50
    4. Mark Currie
      Pages 51-70
  4. Narrative Time and Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Mark Currie
      Pages 73-95
    3. Mark Currie
      Pages 96-113
  5. Narrative Subjects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 152-169

About this book


We live in a world of narrative overload, and narratology is beginning to rise to the challenge. The expertise that has evolved in literary studies through the twentieth century now finds applications in every corner of culture, wherever thought and representation operate in the mode of storytelling. This book is an accessible and stimulating summary of the often over-complex theories that have transformed the study of narrative in recent decades. In its theoretical discussions and critical readings, the book plots the connections between fiction, criticism and ideology that represent the contribution of narrative theory to an understanding of postmodern culture.


culture literary studies Narrative space time

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