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Narrative and Narratology

  • By: Larry Browning
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Narratology is the study and theory of narratives, or complex stories—what they are made of, how they are structured, and what we gain from using them as a vehicle for communication. Narratology had its beginnings in the study of literary texts. From literary analysis, ...

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