Gerard Genette and Structural Narratology

The most important of the structural narratologists, Gerard Genette, has argued for the autonomous nature of the literary text. Genette’s work has been of particular use to literary critics for his  attempts to develop models of reading texts in a rigorously analytical manner. The analysis of narrative has been Genette’s abiding concern, as his voluminous… Read More Gerard Genette and Structural Narratology

 Structuralist Narratology 

  Espoused by Tzvetan Todorov, Roland Barthes and , Structuralist narratology illustrates how a story’s meaning develops from its overall structure (the langue) rather than from each individual story’s isolated theme (the parole). According to Aristotle, all narratives develop longitudinally, from beginning to middle and the end through the casual selection and temporal combination of… Read More  Structuralist Narratology 

Structuralism

The advent of critical theory in the post-war period, which comprised various complex disciplines like linguistics, literary criticism, Psychoanalytic criticism, structuralism postcolonialism etc., proved hostile to the liberal consensus which reigned the realm of criticism between the 19305 and `50s. Among these overarching discourses, the most controversial were the two intellectual movements, structuralism and poststructuralism… Read More Structuralism