Lucretius (lucretius) wrote in narrativetheory,

Reading List

So. Maybe we should start in with some recommendations. What works on narrative theory seem indispensible to you? Where should someone start reading? What seem like areas of particular promise?

My experience in narrative theory is relatively light. I've read Genette's Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method. It's hardly thrilling reading, but it's very useful. I use a lot of the handier concepts when teaching: it gives those students who are interested a little more precise vocabulary for dealing with point of view / focalization and the relationship of narration to time.

Haven't really sought much more out. What do I need to read to get me up to date?
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