Narrative Culture


Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall

"The Story of the Vizier and His Son" from the Hundred and One Nights: Parallels in Midrashic Literature and Backgrounds in Early Arabic Sources
The Hundred and One NightsIn proximity to the well-known literary collection The Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: Alf layla wa-layla; henceforth The 1001 Nights) and interacting with it to a certain extent, a more modest collection of popular stories...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall

Are Trees Spiritual?
"I believe that encounters with lively matter can chasten my fantasies of human mastery, highlight the common materiality of all that is, expose a wider distribution of agency, and reshape the self and its interests."-(Bennett 122)IntroductionIn 1998...
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Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall

Against Untranslatability
Repeating," says Gertrude Stein, "is the whole of living and by repeating comes understanding" (Stein 221). Had she ever been presented with a book containing twenty tellings? Her magnum opus, The Making of Americans, which portrays the whole of a family's...
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Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring

Narrative Cultures in the Mirror
This new journal, Narrative Culture, widens the scope of narrative studies to embrace traditional narratives across media and in various forms of cultural expression. Following this trend, I use the plural form "narrative cultures" to address narrative...
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