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Contemporary French and Francophone Narratology
edited by John Pier
The Ohio State University Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-0-8142-7844-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8142-1449-7
Library of Congress Classification PN212.C645 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 808.0360917541

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The essays included in this collection seek to take the pulse of recent developments in narratological research in the French-speaking countries. Theorists in these countries heavily participated in and shaped narratology, an outgrowth of the structuralist movement during the 1960s and 1970s. While US, German, and Scandinavian theorists took the forefront in the 1990s, narratology in France faded into the background. It was not until the turn of the century that a new interest in narratological issues among French researchers emerged. Activity in the field has since intensified, spurred on, in part, by the realization that narratology cannot be summed up by its formalist and structuralist origins.
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