La narratologie, aujourd’hui
Séminaire EHESS/CNRS

Séance du mardi 3 février 2004 de 16 à 18 heures
EHESS - 105, bd Raspail – Salle 1

Narratology or Narratologies?

Taking Stock of Recent Developments in Narrative Theory
Ansgar Nünning, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen


Taking the recent renaissance of narratology and the concomitant proliferation of new approaches in narrative theory as its points of departure, the lecture pursues three goals:
1) to highlight the differences that distinguish the ‘new’ (i.e. postclassical) narratologies from classical narratology;
2) to give an overview of recent developments in narrative theory; and
3) to provide a critique of the inflationary use of the term ‘narratology’, some modest proposals for its future use, and a few suggestions for future works and applications in the field of narrative theory.Ansgar Nünning has been Professor and Chair of English and American Literary and Cultural Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen since 1997. He is the author and editor of about twenty books and many articles on English literature as well as literary and cultural theory. Since 2001, he has been founding director of the Gießen Graduate School for the Humanities and the Director of the International PhD program ‘Literary and Cultural Studies’.