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Phelan, James 1951-

Works: 84 works in 333 publications in 4 languages and 11,254 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Drama  Diaries  Adventure stories  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about James Phelan
Most widely held works by James Phelan
The nature of narrative by Robert Scholes( )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past forty years The Nature of Narrative has been an essential work for students of literature, teachers, writers, and scholars. Countering the tendency to view the novel as the paradigm case of literary narrative, Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg offered a compelling history of narrative from antiquity to the twentieth century. Their main goal was to describe and analyze the nature of narrative's key elements: meaning, character, plot, and point of view." "The Fortieth Anniversary Edition of this groundbreaking work has been revised and expanded to include a new preface and a lengthy chapter by James Phelan on developments in narrative theory since 1966. This new material describes the principles and practices of structuralist, cognitive, feminist, and rhetorical approaches to narrative, paying special attention to their work on character, plot, and narrative discourse. A continued leader in the field of narrative studies, The Nature of Narrative offers unique and invaluable histories of both narrative and narrative theory. Book jacket."--Jacket
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : a case study in critical controversy by Mark Twain( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of "Huckleberry Finn" and eighteen essays that address three major controversies that surround the novel, including sexual orientation, Mark Twain's ending, and racism
A companion to narrative theory by James Phelan( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 35 original essays in A Companion to Narrative Theory constitute the best available introduction to this vital and contested field of humanistic enquiry. The essays represent all the major critical approaches to narrative - narratological, rhetorical, feminist, post-structuralist, historicist - and investigate and debate the relations among them. In addition, they stretch the boundaries of the field by considering narratives in different disciplines, such as law and medicine, and in a variety of media, including film, music, and painting."--Jacket
Reading people, reading plots : character, progression, and the interpretation of narrative by James Phelan( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the American novel 1920-2010 by James Phelan( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the Twentieth-Century American Novel, 1920-2010 is an instructive and insightful companion for students and scholars of American literature. It situates the American novel within the broader social, political, and artistic history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and equips its readers with key tools of rhetorical analysis that will enhance their capacities to respond to the remarkable diversity of the novel throughout this period. James Phelan's survey keeps its eye on the historical trajectory of the genre, even as it considers each individual novel's responses to specific aspects of its historical moment. In addition, Phelan engages in various productive cross-novel comparisons and contrasts with regard to such matters as the uses of unreliable narration, strategies for beginning and ending, and adaptations of the Bildungsroman
The tempest : a case study in critical controversy by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critical edition reprints the Bevington text of The Tempest along with essays representing major critical and cultural controversies surrounding the work. The second edition includes four new selections, revised headnotes, visual representations of Caliban, and an appendix on writing about critical controversies
Joseph Conrad : voice, sequence, history, genre by Jakob Lothe( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre 1) that narrative theory, and especially some of its more recent developments, can help critics generate greater insight into the complexities of Conrad's work; and (2) that a rigorous engagement with Conradian narrative can lead theorists to a further honing of their analytical tools. More particularly, the volume focuses on the four narrative issues identified in the subtitle, and it analyzes examples of Conrad's fiction and nonfiction, from early work such as An Outcast of the Islands to his late work of reminiscence, A Personal Record. The volume also provides multiple perspectives on major works such as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, a cluster of three essays on Nostromo and history, and an afterword by the editors that looks ahead to future work on the interrelations of Conrad and narrative theory. brings together essays by established critics of Conrad and by leading narratologists that explore Conrad's innovative uses of narrative throughout his career. Collectively, these explorations by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, Gail Fincham, Jeremy Hawthorn, Susan Jones, Jakob Lothe, J. Hillis Miller, Zdzislaw Najder, Josiane Paccaud-Huguet, James Phelan, Christophe Robin, Allan H. Simmons, and John Stape amply demonstrate
Reading narrative : form, ethics, ideology by James Phelan( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding narrative( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering essays that consider familiar and unfamiliar narratives from Bronte's Shirley to Myra Page's Moscow Yankee, from Mozart's Prague Symphony to Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa, Understanding Narrative exemplifies the range of work that this series seeks to promote. Students and scholars of British and American literature, film, and critical theory will find this volume a welcome addition to the series
Worlds from words : a theory of language in fiction by James Phelan( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living to tell about it : a rhetoric and ethics of character narration by James Phelan( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Living to Tell About it", James Phelan takes up the challenges offered by diverse narratives including Kathryn Harrison's "The Kiss", Ernest Hemingway's "Now I Lay Me", Kazuo Ishiguro's "Remains of the Day" and John Edgar Wideman's "Doc's Story."
Narrative as rhetoric : technique, audiences, ethics, ideology by James Phelan( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Narrative as Rhetoric, James Phelan explores the consequences for narrative theory of two significant principles: (1) narrative is rhetoric because narrative occurs when someone tells a particular story for a particular audience in a particular situation for some particular purpose(s); (2) the reading of narrative is a multidimensional activity, simultaneously engaging our intellects, emotions, ideologies, and ethics
After testimony : the ethics and aesthetics of Holocaust narrative for the future by James Phelan( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Testimony: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future collects sixteen essays written with the awareness that we are on the verge of a historical shift in our relation to the Third Reich{u2019}s programmatic genocide. Soon there will be no living survivors of the Holocaust, and therefore people not directly connected to the event must assume the full responsibility for representing it. The contributors believe that this shift has broad consequences for narratives of the Holocaust. By virtue of being 2after3 the accounts of survivors, storytellers must find their own ways of coming to terms with the historical reality that those testimonies have tried to communicate. The ethical and aesthetic dimensions of these stories will be especially crucial to their effectiveness. Guided by these principles and employing the tools of contemporary narrative theory, the contributors analyze a wide range of Holocaust narratives{u2014}fictional and nonfictional, literary and filmic{u2014}for the dual purpose of offering fresh insights and identifying issues and strategies likely to be significant in the future
Experiencing fiction : judgments, progressions, and the rhetorical theory of narrative by James Phelan( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching narrative theory by David Herman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last two decades have seen a burst of renewed interest in narrative theory across many academic disciplines as scholars analyze the power of storytelling in print and other media. Teaching Narrative Theory provides a comprehensive resource for instructors who aim to help students identify and understand the distinctive features of narrativity in a text or discourse and make use of the terms and concepts of the field
Somebody telling somebody else : a rhetorical poetics of narrative by James Phelan( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative, James Phelan proposes a paradigm shift for narrative theory, a turn from viewing narrative as a structure to viewing it as a rhetorical action in which a teller selectively deploys the resources of storytelling in order to accomplish particular purposes in relation to particular audiences. Phelan explores the consequences of this shift for an understanding of various elements of narrative, including reliable and unreliable narration, character-character dialogue, and occasions of narration. In doing so, he offers new readings of a wide range of narratives from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, from Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim to George V. Higgins's The Friends of Eddie Coyle, from Franz Kafka's "Das Urteil" to Toni Morrison's "Recitatif," from David Small's Stitches to Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Third and Final Continent," from John O'Hara's "Appearances" to Ian McEwan's Enduring Love. Phelan contends that the standard view of narrative as a synthesis of story and discourse is inadequate to handle the complexities of narrative communication, and he demonstrates the greater explanatory power of his rhetorical view. Furthermore, Phelan gives new prominence to the presence and activity of the "somebody else," as he shows that an audience's unfolding responses to a narrative often influence its very construction. -- Back cover
Fact, fiction, and form : selected essays by Ralph Wilson Rader( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative poetics : innovations, limits, challenges( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholic gems and pearls : a variety of articles on Catholic subjects with miscellaneous readings by James Phelan( Book )

4 editions published between 1897 and 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hughes, les années cachées by James Phelan( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A companion to narrative theory
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : a case study in critical controversyA companion to narrative theoryThe tempest : a case study in critical controversyJoseph Conrad : voice, sequence, history, genreLiving to tell about it : a rhetoric and ethics of character narrationNarrative as rhetoric : technique, audiences, ethics, ideologyExperiencing fiction : judgments, progressions, and the rhetorical theory of narrativeTeaching narrative theoryFact, fiction, and form : selected essays
Alternative Names
James Phelan American academic

Phelan, J. 1951-

Phelan, J. P. 1951-

Phelan, James P. 1951-

Phelan, James Pius 1951-

펠란, 제임스 1951-

English (245)

French (4)

Chinese (2)

German (1)