Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Seymour Chatman and Narratology


I am distressed to find that Professor Seymour Chatman of Berkeley has passed away this year.

Try his works:
Later Style of Henry James (really illuminating)
Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film 

Michelangelo Antonioni, or, the Surface of the World (1986).

As he was one of the great contributors to rhetoric ("the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations") and to narratology ("refers to both the theory and the study of narrative and narrative structure and the ways that these affect our perception"), I tracked down this great site:

Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative

by Manfred Jahn, 2005, English Department, University of Cologne.



Marius Hancu