Fictional Dialogue: Speech and Conversation in the Modern and Postmodern Novel

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IN THE FRONTIERS OF NARRATIVE SERIES:

Useful Fictions: Evolution, Anxiety, and the Origins of Literature by Michael Austin

Telling Children’s Stories: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature edited by Mike Cadden

Coincidence and Counterfactuality: Plotting Time and Space in Narrative Fiction by Hilary P. Dannenberg

The Emergence of Mind: Representations of Consciousness in Narrative Discourse in English edited by David Herman

Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative by David Herman

Handbook of Narrative Analysis by Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck

Affective Narratology: The Emotional Structure of Stories by Patrick Colm Hogan

Spaces of the Mind: Narrative and Community in the American West by Elaine A. Jahner

Talk Fiction: Literature and the Talk Explosion by Irene Kacandes

The Imagined Moment: Time, Narrative, and Computation by Inderjeet Mani

Storying Domestic Violence: Constructions and Stereotypes of Abuse in the Discourse of General Practitioners by Jarmila Mildorf

New Narratives: Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age edited by Ruth Page and Bronwen Thomas

Fictional Minds by Alan Palmer

Writing at the Limit: The Novel in the New Media Ecology Daniel Punday

Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practices edited by Brian Richardson

Narrative across Media: The Languages of Storytelling edited by Marie-Laure Ryan

Fictional Dialogue: Speech and Conversation in the Modern and Postmodern Novel by Bronwen Thomas

To order or obtain more information on these or other University of Nebraska Press titles, visit www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Theory 13
  • 1 - Debates about Realism 15
  • 2 - The “Idea of Dialogue” 36
  • Part II - Narrative Cornerstones 55
  • 3 - Speech, Character, and Intention 57
  • 4 - Dialogue in Action 74
  • 5 - Framing 95
  • Part III - Genre and Medium 111
  • 6 - Dialogue and Genre 113
  • 7 - The Alibi of Interaction Dialogue and New Technologies 129
  • 8 - Stuck in a Loop? Dialogue in Hypertext Fiction 152
  • Conclusion 170
  • Appendix - Last Orders- An Analysis of a Chapter from Graham Swift’s Novel 175
  • Notes 183
  • Bibliography 187
  • Index 201
  • In the Frontiers of Narrative Series 213
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