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Rethinking Narrative Identity

Persona and Perspective

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  • Editors: Claudia Holler1, and Martin Klepper1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027272256
Abstract

Why is it that we tend to think about our lives as stories? Why do we strive to create coherent narratives that reflect a particular perspective? What happens when we discover multiple, perhaps conflicting perspectives in our narratives? Following groundbreaking work in the study of narrative identity in the last 20 years, the scholars of this volume have expanded and merged their theories of narrative identity with new perspectives in fields such as narratology, literary theory, philosophy, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, gender studies and history. Their contributions focus on the significance of perspective in the formation of narrative identities, probing the stratagems and narrative means of individuals in testing out personae for themselves.

Subjects: Pragmatics; Theoretical literature & literary studies; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

  • Affiliations: 1: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

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