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Phelan, James 1951-

Works: 74 works in 305 publications in 4 languages and 11,213 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor, Publishing director
Classifications: PN3451, B
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Most widely held works about James Phelan
Most widely held works by James Phelan
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 946 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
Reading people, reading plots : character, progression, and the interpretation of narrative by James Phelan( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of narrative by Robert Scholes( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 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
A companion to narrative theory by James Phelan( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 617 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
Joseph Conrad : voice, sequence, history, genre by Jakob Lothe( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den polskfødte britiske forfatter Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), der hentede inspiration til sine udgivelser fra sine mange rejser som sømand
Reading narrative : form, ethics, ideology by James Phelan( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding narrative( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the ten essays is an example of what James Phelan and Peter J. Rabinowitz call "theorypractice": a self-reflexive inquiry that simultaneously interprets and investigates the grounds of interpretation. These essays, in other words, resist the easy and one-way application of fixed theoretical strategies to text. Instead, they call upon a variety of theoretical perspectives to inform their interpretative practice while deploying their interpretations to revise theory
Worlds from words : a theory of language in fiction by James Phelan( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 468 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 )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with clarity and flair and experimenting at times with the conventions of critical writing, this collection, which includes some of Phelan's best work, is itself audience oriented. The book includes an appendix that is in part an experiment with voice, and it ends with a helpful glossary of the technical vocabulary of narrative theory
After testimony : the ethics and aesthetics of Holocaust narrative for the future by James Phelan( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing fiction : judgments, progressions, and the rhetorical theory of narrative by James Phelan( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching narrative theory by David Herman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 263 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
The tempest : a case study in critical controversy by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A literary analysis of the play The Tempest. Includes information on the history and culture of Elizabethan England"--Provided by publisher
Reading the American novel 1920-2010 by James Phelan( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 159 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
Fact, fiction, and form : selected essays by Ralph Wilson Rader( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1897 and 1900 in English and held by 25 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

Howard Hughes, the hidden years by James Phelan( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first eyewitness account of how the world's most secretive man lived and died in his own bizarre asylum--as revealed by two of his personal aides
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The nature of narrative
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 (224)

Italian (3)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

The nature of narrativeA companion to narrative theoryJoseph 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 theoryThe tempest : a case study in critical controversyFact, fiction, and form : selected essays