The following list of significant titles in narrative theory is intended to cover work published during the last dozen years or so. Omissions, though inevitable, are regretted. The items below can be further divided by approach or emphasis into the following groups:
1) Structuralist and Linguistic Approaches: Bal, Bonheim, Chatman, Cohn, Coste, Dallenbach, Fleischman, Fludernik, Genette, Herman, de Jong, Margolin, Nelles, Nelson, Nunning, Riffaterre, Rimmon-Kenan, Shen, Sternberg, Toker, Wolf
2) Rhetorical, Bakhtinian, and Phenomenological Accounts: Aczel, Bauer, Boardman, Calinescu, Cave, Hale, Messent, Morson, Phelan, Ricoeur
3) New Interdisciplinary Approaches:
Artificial Intelligence: Cook, Hayles, Ryan
Possible Worlds Theory: G. Currie, Do1eze1, Ronen, Ryan
Cognitive Science: Herman, Jahn, Spolsky, Turner
Hypertext Studies: Hayles
4) Postmodern Narratology: Brooke-Rose, Fludernik, Heise, Kafalenos, McHale, Moraru, O'Neill, Richardson, Ronen, Yacobi
5) Ideological Approaches:
Feminism and Gender Theory: Barwell, Bauer, Boone, Booth, Case, Cave, Casey, Doherty, Felski, Frye, Friedman, Henke, Hirsch, Hite, Homans, Lanser, Mezei, Robinson, Singley and Sweeney, Walker, Winnett.
Gay, Lesbian and Queer Theory: Bersani, Boone, Farwell, Lanser 1995, Roof
Race and Ethnicity: Beavers, Doyle, Duncan, Gates, Jablon, Stepto, Warhol 1995
Marxism, Historical Approaches, and New Historicism: Armstrong and Tennenhouse, Bender, Casey, Chambers, Ginsburg, D. A. Miller, Quint
Postcolonial: Bhabha, Fletcher, Spurr
6) Psychological Approaches: Bronfen, Hirsch, Henke, Kahane, Kofman, Mellard, Mellard and Mortimer, Tilley, van Boheemen
7) Poststructuralist Approaches: Amman, Clayton, Cornis-Pope, M. Curnie, Fried, Gelley, Gibson, Mellard, J. H. Miller, Rabinowitz, Roof, van Boheemen, J. Williams
8) Popular Culture: Beissinger et al; Smith and Watson; Warhol 2001
9) Asian Poetics: Beissinger et al; Miner, Mori
10) Important Anthologies: Fehn et al; Grunzweig and Solbach; Herman 1999; Mihailescu and Hamarneh; Phelan 1989a, 1994
Journal special issues: Poetics Today 11.1 and 11.4 (1990); Style 22.1 (1988) and 26.3 (1992); Studies in the Literary Imagination 25.1 (1992); Narrative 9.2 (2001) forthcoming; New Literary History 32.2 (2001) forthcoming.
Aczel, Richard. "Hearing Voices in Narrative Texts." New Literary History 29 (1998): 467-500.
Amiran, Eyal. "Against Narratology: Postmodern Narrative Returns." SubStance 81 (1996): 90-109.
Armstrong, Nancy and Leonard Tennenhouse. "History, Poststructuralism, and the Question of Narrative." Narrative 1 (1993): 45-58.
Bal, Mieke. Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative. 2nd ed. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1997.
Barwell, Ismay. "Feminine Perspectives and Narrative Points of View." Aesthetics in Feminist Perspectives. Eds. Hilda Hein and Carolyn Korsmeyer. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993. 93-104
Bauer, Dale. Feminist Dialogics: A Theory of Failed Community. Albany: State U of New York P, 1988.
Beavers, Herman. Wrestling the Angels into Song: The Fictions of Ernest J. Gaines and James Alan McPherson. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1995.
___. ed. "Multiculturalism and Narrative." Special issue. Narrative 7.2 (1999).
Beissinger, Margaret, Jane Tylus, and Susanne Wofford, eds. Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World: The Poetics of Community. Berkeley: U of California P, 1999.
Bender, John. Imagining the Penitentiary. Fiction and the Architecture of Mind in Eighteenth-Century England. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987.
___. "Impersonal Violence: The Penetrating Gaze and the Field of Narration in Caleb Williams." Vision and Textuality. Ed. Stephen Melville and Bill Readings. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1995. …