Definition of narrativize in English:


(British narrativise)

Pronunciation /ˈnerədəˌvīz/ /ˈnɛrədəˌvaɪz/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Present or interpret (something such as experience or theory) in the form of a story or narrative.

    ‘it demystifies and narrativizes any reader's sense of the threat presented’
    • ‘As others have pointed out, narrativizing the event is different from storytelling.’
    • ‘Nevertheless the overdetermining nature of violence means each event is quickly narrativized into the logic of patriots, martyrs or betrayals.’
    • ‘Indeed, the novel narrativizes the reception of the almanac in such a way as to keep it from being the property of only one nation or imagined community.’
    • ‘In other words, intellectual memory narrativizes its raw material: it selects, edits, and orders material according to culturally recognizable narrative codes.’
    • ‘Of course, as soon as one communicates memory, whether in speech or in writing, one narrativizes it.’
    • ‘Read self-consciously, historiography opens a possible avenue for reconsidering the social and philosophic codes and semiotics that lie buried in previous attempts to narrativize the past.’
    • ‘As such, a constituent element of that subjectivity relies on the struggle to narrativize a life coherently, persuasively, and with expectation of receptive understanding.’
    • ‘Writing, here, is an act of narrativizing the self into a single identity.’
    • ‘She narrativizes violence by contextualizing local acts as part of the common enterprise of decolonization world wide.’
    • ‘To narrativise these propositions is to help de-familiarise them - to recover something of our naive astonishment at what we had taken for granted.’
    • ‘The senses of dislocation and loss found when we attempt to narrativise history are embodied in the structure of the creative component of my thesis.’
    • ‘It may be a dirty job, but someone has to narrativise the past.’
    • ‘What we encounter is not an action in time but an index of temporal action, a scene that we, as viewers, narrativize.’
    • ‘Instead of subjecting description to action, as do Homer and Virgil in their narrativizing descriptions, Keats defamiliarizes the adjective and lingers on it.’
    • ‘Expectation is a calculus of futurity, an extrapolation of narrativised past events into the future.’
    • ‘Through his constant narrativizing, Ambrose constructs a portrait of himself as a fiction and his narratives constitute his selfhood.’
    • ‘In my opinion this theory, which evidently has been fruitful in many respects, results from a radicalization of the modern subject, who is often reduced to a mere narrativizing subject.’
    • ‘Revivalist texts tend to highlight the selective and often contrived aspect of narrativizing history by placing an emphasis on material objects associated with the past.’
    • ‘The prevalent use of siblings and emphasis on sibling relationships in games points to narrativized struggles between traditional and non-traditional social models.’
    • ‘As he argues in Chapter 9, even cultural discourses are a resource or tool of the narrativising self.’