Chapter 2. Framing the Approach: Some Background and Context

  1. David Herman

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305920.ch2

Basic Elements of Narrative

Basic Elements of Narrative

How to Cite

Herman, D. (2009) Framing the Approach: Some Background and Context, in Basic Elements of Narrative, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305920.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405141536

Online ISBN: 9781444305920



  • framing the approach;
  • interdisciplinary perspectives on narrative and narrative theory;
  • major trends in recent scholarship on narrative;
  • from Russian Formalism to structuralist narratology;
  • Anglo-American contributions;
  • postclassical approaches;
  • study of stories in face-to-face communication - brief overview


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Narrative and Narrative Theory

  • Major Trends in Recent Scholarship on Narrative