Narrative Pleasures In Young Adult Novels, Films And Video Games

Hardcover | July 15, 2011

byMargaret Mackey

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Stories are told today through many formats and young interpreters bring multimedia experience to bear on every narrative format they encounter. In this book, twelve young people read a novel, watch a film and play a video game from beginning to end. Their responses inform a new framework of contemporary themes of narrative comprehension.

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Stories are told today through many formats and young interpreters bring multimedia experience to bear on every narrative format they encounter. In this book, twelve young people read a novel, watch a film and play a video game from beginning to end. Their responses inform a new framework of contemporary themes of narrative comprehensi...

MARGARET MACKEY is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.  She teaches, researches, and publishes widely in the areas of multimodal literacies, changing reading behaviors, and young adult literature. Her recent books are Mapping Recreational Literacies and Literacies across Med...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.86 × 5.81 × 0.88 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023029300X

ISBN - 13:9780230293007

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Asking the Questions: How We Understand Stories
Beginning: Designing the Project
Thinking It Through: Theoretical Frameworks
Paying Attention: Provisional Observations and Inferences
Entering the Fiction: The Subjunctive and the Deictic Centre
Orienting: Finding the Way Forward
Filling Gaps: Inferences, Closure, and Affect Linking
Making Progress or Making Do: The Unconsidered Middle
Concluding: Reaching Provisional and Final Judgements
Inhabiting the Story: Comparative Perspectives
Understanding Narrative Interpretation
References
Appendix: Details of Groups and Sessions
Index

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"A remarkable piece of scholarship that combines stringent empirical research with profound theoretical thinking." -- Maria Nikolajeva, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge, UK