NARRATION AND EXPLANATION. Contributions to the Methodology of the Historical Research. (Poznan Stud

Narrative Theory in Poland

The book relies on a definition of language as a method of interpretation of the world, motivated by experiential and cultural factors: Introducing the category of narrative into the theory of linguistic worldview allows us to understand the world as perceived and interpreted by human beings through language, not as a set of static mental images mirrored in linguistic facts. In the ten years that have passed since the appearance of this volume, a number of interesting new approaches have surfaced. Kordys combines neurosemiotic, anthropological and narratological interests with the aim of studying the boundaries between culture and nature: What are the biological neurological determinants of human sign behavior?

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Szkice z pogranicza neurosemiotyki i historii kultury Anthropological Categories and Narrative Identity. Another experienced researcher, Prof. She focuses in particular on the notions of functionalization and axiologization of scripts. The material to which she relates socio-psychological theories stems from Polish folklore and contemporary narrative prose.

Literary narratives on identity , which is to appear this year, is an example of a study of narrative nation building or narrative national identity in the field of Slavic cultures and literatures. The identity of the individual, formed as consequence of storytelling, has resulted in a number of studies, at least three of which deserve mentioning.

  1. The Future Catches Up: Arms Control, Peacekeeping, Political Behavior;
  2. A Pluralistic Universe (Illustrated).
  3. Poznan studies in the philosophy of the sciences and the humanities.

Maciejczyk stresses the polymorphous nature of the diary as a genre and the fact that to date diaries have mostly been studied as historical sources and not as a means of narrative self-fashioning and predecessors of the modern novel. He is the author of two monographs: The Narratee in Contemporary British Fiction: The former is the first book-length study devoted to the narratee.

The Novel as Book , in turn, is a contribution to multimodal narratology.

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It is an inquiry into the elements that establish the physical presence of the novel as a book in the world and constitutes a material vehicle for a verbal message. The study focuses on three basic levels of textual materiality — typeface, layout and the book as physical object — as well as on multimodal combinations of multiple semiotic resources, and it analyzes their role in selected contemporary novels in English.

A basic reading of popular conspiracy texts exposes the recurrence of certain narrative solutions, which is characteristic for formulaic genres. The study considers the use of these solutions setting, characterization, time sequence as they appear in contemporary American fiction, including works by Pynchon, Heller, Coover, DeLillo, Danielewski and Beinhart; further, it asks how narrative strategies affect the reader's position as an active recipient and victim of?

With this we enter the territory of intermedial narratology. Reading of Photographical Representation in Film: Abstracts are currently coming in for a follow-up conference for graduate and postgraduate students: Readings of Photographical Representation in Audiovisual Pieces: In closing, I would like to point to an interesting phenomena in Polish humanities: Danuta Ulicka Warsaw University is conducting historical research on the traditions of Central and Eastern European literary studies, always asking what it means to tell a story of historical development.

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The former is the first book-length study devoted to the narratee. In the ten years that have passed since the appearance of this volume, a number of interesting new approaches have surfaced. An Introduction , opens the volume in question. Posthumous Reflections on Politics, Society, and Law. The Debate on the Status of History. For Professor Andrzej S.

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