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  Narrative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A narrative is a story: an interpretation of some aspect of the world that is historically and culturally grounded and shaped by human personality (per Walter Fisher).
It is customary to distinguish a first-person from a third-person narrative (Gérard Genette uses the terms homodiegetic and heterodiegetic narrative respectively).
Narrative film is film which uses filmed reality to tell a story, often as a feature film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narrative   (1456 words)

  
 narrative entry
Lyotard contrasts a ‘narrative’ type of knowledge, typical of ancient societies, where *truth is guaranteed by the special status of the storyteller within the community, with a *scientific type in which *authors are supposed to provide proof of their claims.
That narrative was slow to emerge as a theoretical concept, and only enjoys recognition within academic culture, seems to speak in favour of a relativistic approach, but the culture-specific feature could be the awareness of the concept, rather than the properties that define it.
Narrative may be a combination of story and discourse, but it is its ability to evoke stories in the mind that distinguishes narrative discourse from other *text types.
lamar.colostate.edu /~pwryan/narrentry.htm   (2776 words)

  
 Fiction Factor - Exposition va. Narrative
Narrative and exposition (in contrast to scenes with action and dialogue) are essentially stagnant blocks of information inserted into scenes.
Narrative is vital in conveying conflict-- both internal and external--and in keeping the forward momentum of the plot strong.
Narrative should reveal something new and necessary that the reader must know for what is currently happening in the story to make sense, or to foreshadow a coming major event.
www.fictionfactor.com /guests/exposition.html   (1525 words)

  
 An Introduction To Narrative for AS Students
In media terms, narrative is the coherence/organisation given to a series of facts.
When unpacking a narrative in order to find its meaning, there are a series of codes and conventions that need to be considered.
A narrative in its most basic sense is a series of events, but in order to construct meaning from the narrative those events must be linked somehow.
www.mediaknowall.com /alevkeyconcepts/narrative.html   (1162 words)

  
 LEO Narrative Essays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Remember that although the main component of a narrative is the story, details must be carefully selected to support, explain, and enhance the story.
Narratives are generally written in the first person, that is, using "I." However, third person ("he," "she," or "it") can also be used.
Narratives, as stories, should include these story conventions: a plot, including setting and characters; a climax; and an ending.
leo.stcloudstate.edu /acadwrite/narrative.html   (344 words)

  
 ArtLex on Narrative Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
largely rejected narrative art in the 1950s and 1960s, though it has returned strongly since then, with artists embracing several means of presentation viewed by modernists as theatrical, and therefore inappropriate to the purity of art.
Narrative may refer to a textual element, either part of or accompanying a work.
The narrative is taken from the book Fables by English author John Gay.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/n/narrative.html   (541 words)

  
 The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard- Narrative Essay and prompts
Narrative essays are told from from a defined point of view, often the author's, so there is feeling as well as specific and often sensory details provided to get the reader involved in the elements and sequence of the story.
The narrative essay makes a point and that point is often defined in the opening sentence, but can also be found as the last sentence in the opening paragraph.
Since a narrative relies on personal experiences, it often is in the form of a story.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Atrium/1437/narr.html   (254 words)

  
 NARRATIVE term papers, research papers on NARRATIVE, essays on NARRATIVE, Term Papers College, Term papers, 061023
The conversion narrative, in particular the spiritual autobiography, often appears to lend the narrative pattern and coherence.
She wrote a narrative about her captivity and "restoration" which was so widely read that its popularity lasted for another century and more, after its first publication in 1682.
The author continues that in Equiano's "Interesting Narrative" the concepts of race and religion intertwine, and the violence in the text is often caused by differences in race and religion narrative.
www.term-papers-college.org /lib/essay?KEYW=narrative   (2292 words)

  
 The Passion Narrative
It would have been a breach of the legal code that the narrator could scarcely have ignored, because the point of the narrative is to represent the proceeding against Jesus as an unfair trial with contradictory witnesses and a verdict decided in advance by the high priests.
It seems to me that the narrative motive for this anonymity is not hard to guess: both of them run afoul of the "police." The one who draws his sword commits no minor offense when he cuts off someone's ear.
The second one is that the story ended with a narrative of an appearance to the disciples in Galilee, as proposed by J. Crossan and by Reginald Fuller.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /passion.html   (1676 words)

  
 Narrative Space: learn about narrative therapy
Narrative space refers to an incredibly vibrant and hopeful way of viewing, interacting and living in the world.
Narrative space is where people find openings to deal with their pain, identify alternate preferred stories for their lives, experience authentication for those stories through tellings and retellings, and share and work with others with similar interests.
The creating of narrative space, narrative therapy, and narrative work in general is based on post-structuralist or non-structuralist thought.
www.narrativespace.com   (326 words)

  
 Narrative Resources
In "Reconsidering the Narrative Paradigm: The Implications of Ethos," I claim ethos is an especially powerful rhetorical proof in narratives, being closely interconnected with epideictic topics, and is an element which is primarily performative.
He describes the use of narrative as part of the process of 'folk psychology' which people use to attribute motives and meanings to themselves and to others.
Two kinds of narrative that he spends extensive time on are the uses of narrative by children to create and maintain identities, and the use of narratives to deal with breaches of social canons.
www.scsv.nevada.edu /~turpinp/narrative.html   (1408 words)

  
 Jahn: PPP/Narratology
According to Genette, Drabble's novel is a homodiegetic narrative on the strength of the single 'relation' condition that the narrator is present as a character in her story.
One is the level of narrative mediation (or 'narrative discourse'), where a fictional first-person narrator named Harry tells the fishing-boat picture story to an unnamed addressee or 'narratee' (see N9 for an argument that Harry might be his own narratee).
A first-degree narrative is a narrative that is not embedded in any other narrative; a second-degree narrative is a narrative that is embedded in a first-degree narrative; a third-degree narrative is one that is embedded in a second-degree narrative, etc.
www.uni-koeln.de /~ame02/pppn.htm   (18400 words)

  
 SAP Design Guild -- Narrative User Interfaces
Narrative user interfaces are based on the storytelling paradigm and set out to revolutionize the way people interact with computers.
Narrative Environments: For example, learning or entertainment environments with a narrative structure, that is, that are based on the storytelling paradigm.
Narrative interfaces may show goal-directed behavior, and may have humanoid representations, such as avatars (which may show lip-sync speech and emotions) and multi-modal interaction.
www.sapdesignguild.org /community/design/narrative_interfaces.asp   (3694 words)

  
 Sandbox, narrative and emergent gameplay | The Cesspit.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
As I already suggested, it's possible to have linear paths and narratives within a sandbox but the scope and "aim" of the sandbox is completely different.
The dichotomy about "sandbox" and "narrative" is not superficial as it was described (by saying that they can coexist and should).
My prejudice is that I think you have to have a solid narrative for players to base their advancement against, even if it's confrontational.
www.cesspit.net /drupal/node/1099   (2284 words)

  
 What Is Narrative?
Lots of unpracticed narrative writing simply is haphazard or naive about painting physical location: Objects fly about, are near and far, we're inside and outside.
Narrative is about people doing stuff and, to some extent and in the right places, must reach past civic traits if it is to cover real folks' real stories well.
This is the very essence of narrative construction: the I-beams of narrative on which all else leans.
www.nieman.harvard.edu /narrative/what_is.html   (432 words)

  
 Narrative References
Narratives in manual sign by children with intellectual impairments.  In S. Tetzchner and N. Grove (Eds.) Developmental perspectives in augmentative and alternative communication.
Narrative discourse in children with language disorders and children with normal language: A critical review of the literature.
Loveland, K.A., and Tunali, B. Narrative language in autism and the theory of mind hypothesis: A wider perspective.
www.acsu.buffalo.edu /~duchan/narrative_references.html   (2176 words)

  
 Narrative Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The purpose of narrative text is to entertain, to tell a story, or to provide an aesthetic literary experience.
Narrative text is based on life experiences and is person-oriented using dialogue and familiar language (Tonjes, Wolpow, & Zintz, 1999).
The genres that fit the narrative text structure are found in Figure 1.2.
cps.uwsp.edu /Courses/EDUC310/TextStruct/narrative.asp   (326 words)

  
 Tate | Glossary | Narrative
Narrative art is art that tells a story.
Much of Western art has been narrative, depicting stories from religion, myth and legend, history and literature (see History painting).
In the Victorian age, narrative painting of everyday life subjects became hugely popular and is often considered as a category in itself (ie Victorian narrative painting).
www.tate.org.uk /collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=183   (134 words)

  
 Narrative Medicine
I invented the term "Narrative Medicine" to connote a medicine practiced with narrative competence and marked with an understanding of these highly complex narrative situations among doctors, patients, colleagues, and the public.
By examining medical practices in the light of robust narrative theories, we begin to be able to make new sense of the genres of medicine, the telling situations that obtain, say, at attending rounds, the ethics that bind the teller to the listener in the office, and of the events of illness themselves.
Ultimately, narrative medicine may offer promise as a means to bridge the current divides between doctors and patients, between doctors and doctors, between doctors and themselves, illuminating the common journeys upon which we all are embarked.
litsite.alaska.edu /uaa/healing/medicine.html   (1422 words)

  
 NEW TESTAMENT
The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative.
The author explores literary aspects such as implied authors or readers, plot, and assumed information, or gaps, and highlights the role of the narrator, and traces the implications of reading Luke-Acts as canonical Scripture and the merits of literary methods.
Chapters are devoted to each of the three principal elements of narrative: event, characters, and settings.
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/religious_studies/NTBib/narra.html   (1002 words)

  
 Narrative @ GCSE
All media texts have a narrative, whether they are a six hour TV miniseries or a one paragraph newspaper story or a glossy magazine photograph.
These are the signs contained in the narrative that we decode as being significant and having meaning - for example a ragged coat worn by a character may mean that they are poor and possibly hungry.
suggested that all narratives had to be driven forward by conflict that was cause by a series of opposing forces.
www.mediaknowall.com /gcse/keyconceptsgcse/gcsenarrative.html   (677 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Glossary - NO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
A narration may be either a simple narrative, in which the events are recounted chronologically, or a narrative with a plot, in which the account is given in a style reflecting the author's artistic concept of the story.
The term is also used as an adjective in the sense "method of narration." For example, in literary criticism, the expression "narrative technique" usually refers to the way the author structures and presents his or her story.
Narratives range from the shortest accounts of events, as in Julius Caesar's remark, "I came, I saw, I conquered," to the longest historical or biographical works, as in Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, as well as diaries, travelogues, novels, ballads, epics, short stories, and other fictional forms.
www.gale.com /free_resources/glossary/glossary_no.htm   (2134 words)

  
 Narrative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The artifact's or author's point of view should sometimes be explicitly acknowledged, such as when credibility is an issue; narrative does this well, whereas other forms of data presentation are more anonymous.
Brenda Laurel's quote on the use of narrative in an interactive artifact: "Narrative includes both the story being told (content) and the conditions of its telling (structure and context).
Within that [narrative] framework, interface designers can adopt strategies from narrative theory, such as including multiple representations of events and information, or using characters as a means of representing material with an explicitly acknowledged point of view." (pg.
www.mit.edu /~jtidwell/language/narrative.html   (434 words)

  
 Narrative Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The narrative can be funny, sad, frightening, or ordinary, but its main purpose is to hold the reader’s interest and entertain. 
Remember: A narrative essay is writing that tells a story of an event or an experience, usually in chronological order.
There are four steps to remember when writing an  effective narrative essay: reveal something of importance, include all the important events of the story, bring the story to life with detailed examples of what happened, and present events in a clear, chronological order.
www.delmar.edu /engl/wrtctr/handouts/narrative.htm   (441 words)

  
 A List Apart: Articles: Beyond Usability and Design: The Narrative Web
In the same way, in web narratives, it’s distracting and wasteful to establish things we don’t need and won’t use; if we go out of our way to set up a gun in the first act, the audience should eventually understand why.
Narrative builds community through a sense of shared experience, and builds coherence by connecting the experience of a product or an idea with its purchase.
Crafting a narrative web: To succeed profoundly, Bernstein says, websites must go beyond usability and design, deeply engaging readers by turning their journeys through the site into rich, memorable, narrative experiences.
www.alistapart.com /stories/narrative   (2369 words)

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