Meaning of narratology in English:



mass noun
  • The branch of knowledge or criticism that deals with the structure and function of narrative and its themes, conventions, and symbols.

    • ‘Structuralist narrative theory and narratology conclude that the subject is therefore but an effect of discourse or the outer limit of the narrative boxes and therefore moot.’
    • ‘Much structural analysis, much narratology, ignores or downplays the role of time in narrative in the name of synchronicity.’
    • ‘There are more likely to be longer periods of theory reading: literary theory, cultural theory, narratology.’
    • ‘I circled my original idea pondering the elasticity of fiction and the nature of narratology.’
    • ‘For narratology, legitimate signals must have been authorized as such, demonstrably asserted by the text either in explicit statement or through conventional signs like quotation marks.’