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Narrative: A Seminar

Narrative: A Seminar
Item Code: IDE642
Author: Amiya Dev
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8172017804
Pages: 354 (Color Illus: 5, B & W Illus: 8)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
weight of the book: 565 gms
From the Jacket:

Narrative : A Seminar is a collection of papers presented at the international Seminar on Narrative held by the Sahitya Akademi in 1990. the discussion here cuts across a number of languages, genres, art forms and historical periods. The participants are celebrated scholars and writers: Jonathan Culler, Harbhajan Singh, Earl Miner, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya, Holger Klein, Bhisham Sahni, Ramchandra Gandhi, Mona Abousenna, Douwe Fokkema, Tania Carvalhal, Sitakant Mahapatra, Vidya Niwas Misra, Milan V. Dimic, T. Morimoto, Suresh Awasthi, Nabaneeta Deb Sen, Fridrun Rinner, Milan Djurcinov, Qurratulain Hyder, Maria Seixo, Karl Maurer, Yves Chevrel, John Neubauer, Rai Anand Krishna, Bhaskar Chandravarkar, Gerald Gillespie, N.C. Jain, Sisir Kumar Das, Ashok Ranade and Amiya Dev. The volume in six parts beginning with the first hand testament of creative writers, moving on to oral and written narrative of the past, modern fictional narrative, painting, music, film and theatre, is a major contribution to the theory and practice of Narratology : a must for academics and interest readers, a pride for libraries.

About the Author:

Amiya Dev (b. 1935), the editor of the present volume is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Jadavpur University and editor of the Jadavpur journal of Comparative Literature. He has authored a book The Idea of Comparative Literature in India and a monograph on Sudhindranath Datta, besides co-editing Comparative Literature, Theory and Practice with Dr. Sisir Kumar Das. He has also contributed several scholarly papers on Comparative Literature.


Welcome Address: Inaugural Session
 - Indra Nath Choudhuri
Inaugural Address - Making History: The Power of Narrative
 - Jonathan Culler
Keynote Address -  Narrative: The Indian Tradition
 - Harbhajan Singh
Keynote Address - A Brief History of A Silence
 - Earl Miner
Presidential Address - Some Thoughts on Narratology
 - Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya
Vote of Thanks
 - Gangadhar Gadgil
J.B.Priestley, Jung and Creativity - Narrative and Creativity
 - Holger Klein
Narration and Creativity
 - Bhisham Sahni
Creativity and Narration in the Euro-Arabic Novel:
Preliminary Remarks Towards a Dialogue of Cultures
 - Mona Abousenna
Machado De Assis and Artistic Creation
 - Tania Franco Carvalhal
A Nightmare: Epic and Romance
 - Ramchandra Gandhi
Structure of the Traditional Indian Narrative
 - Vidya Niwas Misra
The Various Possible Meanings of Rewriting:
Different Traditions in East and West?
 - Douwe Fokkema
Epic and Romance: The Archetypal Relation Between Narrative and Destiny
 - Sitakant Mahapatra
Popular Revivals of the Epic and the Romance in the
'Literture for the Masses' or so called Paraliterature
 - Milan V. Dimie
Genesis of the Japanese Tradition of Narrative Seen in the Genji Monogatari
 - Tatsuo Morimoto
Oral Narratives: The Strategies and Structures of Performance
 - Suresh Awasthi
A Woman's Retelling of the Rama-Tale:
Narrative Strategies Employed in the 'Chandrabati Ramayana'
 - Nabaneeta Deb Sen
The Arabian Nights: Telling Stories as a Means of Escape from Death
 - Fridrun Rinner
Tales: Oral and Written
 - Komal Kothari
The Spoken and the Written Word: As Practised in the Literature of Macedonian Writers
 - Milan Djurcinov
Novel and Short Story: Modern Narratives
 - Qurratulain Hyder
The Novel and Totality: Regarding space in the Novel touching upon the Opera and the Pastoral
 - Maria Alzira Seixo
Novel, Travel Report and Short Story: Modern Narratives
 - Karl Maurer
The City in the Twentieth Century Novel:
hugo von Hofmannsthal, Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, Albert Camus
 - Yves Chevrel
Musical 'mis en abyme': The Nature and Function of Musical Narration
 in E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Ritter Gluck"
- John Neubaur
Story of the Tongue and the Text: The Narrative Tradition
 - Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
Narrative in Indian Painting
 - Rai Anand Krishna
Music and Narrative
 - Bhaskar Chandravarkar
Cinematic Narration in the Modernist Novel
 - Gerald Gillespie
Dramatic Performance and Narrative
 - Nemichandra Jain
Narrative in Drama
 - Sisir Kumar Das
The Performing Arts and Narrative
 - Ashok D. Ranade
Performance as Narration: Notes towards a Narratology of the Performing Arts
 - Amiya Dev

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