Scripts, sequences, and stories: elements of a postclassical narratology
PMLA 112. 5 (October 1997):1046 (14 pages).
Postclassical narrative sequences and the characteristics that make a series of
sentences identifiable as a postclassical narrative sequence are evaluated. Likewise,
discussed are recent developments in language theory and cognitive science that
have occurred after the popularity of structuralist narrative poetics which further
illuminate the elements that define a narrative. Some experts believe that narrative
functions are actions or events that generate the narrative when grouped in sequence.
Maintained by Francis F. Steen, Communication Studies, University of California Los Angeles