Presenting pioneering work at the intersection of stylistics and narrative study, this volume provides a more considered understanding of narratives and the many ways in which they are retold in literary and non-literary texts.
Taking an empirical stylistic approach, chapters analyse the process of retelling across a rich variety of genres, mediums and contexts, including literary classics, contemporary horror, personal traumatic experience, news stories and cosmetic advertising. Common types of retelling, such as translation, adaptation and textual interpretation in reading groups, are reconceptualised in the chapters, and fresh insights are offered into experiences retold as autofiction, witness statements and advertorials on social media. From modernising the most cherished novels of Jane Austen to deciphering conflicting testimonials following the Hillsborough disaster, this volume is broad in scope and reveals the complexities involved in all forms of narrative retellings. As such, it makes a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary study of stylistics and to the understanding of narrative texts.
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Marina Lambrou is Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Kingston University, UK.
1. Introduction to Narrative Retellings, Marina Lambrou (Kingston University, UK)
2. Modernising Austen: Questions of Value, Joe Bray (University of Sheffield, UK)
3. Restorying: The Creative Act of Retelling, Jeremy Scott (University of Kent, UK)
4. Narrative Retelling in McGahern's 'Swallows' and Other Stories, Michael Toolan (University of Birmingham, UK)
5. Retelling Catastrophe through Translation, Jean Boase-Beier (University of East Anglia, UK)
6. Re-Reading as Retelling: Re-Evaluations of Perspective in Narrative Fiction, Louise Nuttall (University of Huddersfield, UK) and Chloe Harrison (Aston University, UK)
7. The Adaptor as Narrator: Stylistic Variation as Communicative Act?, Anne Furlong (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)
8. Revising 'The Exorcist': A Comparative Stylistic Analysis of the 1971 and 40th-Anniversary Editions, Lizzie Stewart-Shaw (University of Nottingham, UK)
9. Retellings in the Hillborough Witness Statements, Patricia Canning (University College Utrecht, Netherlands)
10. Narration, Renarration and Denarration in His Bloody Project, Jo Gavins (University of Sheffield, UK)
11. Retelling Stories across Languages and Cultures, Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona, USA)
12. Siegfried Sassoon, Autofiction, and Retelling the Trauma of War, Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University, UK)
13. From Scribble to Crime Novel: A Stylistic Approach to the Crime Fiction Writing Process, Christiana Gregoriou (University of Leeds, UK)
14. Intervening in Text-Worlds: Retelling, Text World Theory and Pedagogy, Ian Cushing (University College London, UK)
15. "This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own": Advertising (Re)Tellings on Social Media, Helen Ringrow (University of Portsmouth, UK)