Much has happened in narratology since the original publication of this dictionary, and for this new edition, a number of revisions have been made to take into account changes in the discipline. I have added some terms that now enjoy wide currency e. Those terms that seem close to obsolescence help to provide through their continued presence a sense of the history of narratology and its development. I have also modified several entries including narratology itself. Last but not least, I have substantially expanded the bibliography.
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I suppose it would be bad form to mention one of my own pieces and there are so many other good ones. The latter dismisses the attempt to describe narrative langue as exhausting and silly but contains wonderful bits about plot, character, description, narrativity, and more.
How long would I be there? Prince : Narratology is about narrative and narrative is about what happens or what can happen. It articulates experiences, devises and explores space time, illuminates self and other, individual and group, practices and possibilities. Besides, I enjoy studying the formal aspects of narrative worlds and nothing comes close to narratology for doing that. I like its powers of generalization and modelization. But some trends I find more interesting than others.
For example, I attended a couple of good sessions on critical race narratology at the recent International Conference on Narrative Montreal, April How is a category like race constructed in narratives?
More generally, do certain relations obtain between particular narrative forms or narrative devices and particular ideologies? I also find geographical narratology attractive. Not only the study of space in narrative I recently published a piece in Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature on that topic and on relations of order, frequency, and scale between the spaces of the narrating, the narrated, the narrator, and the narratee but also the study of narrative in space, which sheds light on the interaction between text and context as well as on the links between form and function, and the study of the connections between geographic areas or elements and narratological categories or features.
Prince : I imagine that narratology will increasingly involve different corpora more nonliterary, nonfictional, nonverbal narratives and that it will seek new disciplinary partners and foreground new concerns. For instance, I have been trying to develop a humoristic or humorish narratology and I am writing an article consisting of jokes about narratological features and categories.
But who will publish it? I hope that narratology will include the insights of different cultural traditions and that it will exploit computational tools and approaches not only to generate narratives and to account for narrative structures but also to explore narrative understanding and to investigate the circulation of narratives and the distribution of narrative kinds.
I think the answer is complicated. Gerald Prince University of Pennsylvania E-mail: gprince babel. URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz
A Dictionary of Narratology
I suppose it would be bad form to mention one of my own pieces and there are so many other good ones. The latter dismisses the attempt to describe narrative langue as exhausting and silly but contains wonderful bits about plot, character, description, narrativity, and more. How long would I be there? Prince : Narratology is about narrative and narrative is about what happens or what can happen.
Gerald J. Prince born November 7, in Alexandria, Egypt is an American academic and literary theoretician. He is Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania ,  where he is also affiliated with department of Linguistics and the Program in Comparative Literature, and with the Annenberg School for Communication. Prince received his Ph.