Literary journalistic discourse is “perhaps the most intertextual of all texts, referring to other texts” in terms of transforming prior historical stories and restructuring conventional literary and journalistic genres and discourses in an attempt to generate a new one, that is, literary journalism (Mills 65-66). Thus, the journalistic discourse cannot be but dialogic and intertextual because its raw material is a news story that can be manipulated, adapted, and adopted by the literary journalist in order to compete other versions of the story. It “assimilates a variety of discourses” that “always to some extent question and relativize each other’s authority” (Waugh 6). Literary journalists, thus, are actively engaged in interpreting and scrutinizing the discursive practices of intertextuality in order to generate their distinctive but hybrid discourse. This hybrid discourse can be conceptualized using Edward Said’s notion of the “contrapuntal”.
Composers of literary works often immerse their readers into a world of fictitious narratives and personalities. Although the majority of authors desire this immersion, communicating their stories is not ordinarily their only objective. Many novelists covet the notion of allowing their readers to discover a deeper meaning within their passages. Most notably, authors achieve this through implementation of literary constructs such as symbolism and allegory. One instance in which the audience is cognizant to such literary constructs is through Bobbie Ann Mason 's short story, "Shiloh".
The Politics and Poetics of Literary Journalism 2in Norman Mailer’s The Armies of the Night Abstract This paper delineates how the various tropes of literary journalism envision new ways of negotiating the interstice of literature and journalism in a way that challenges the conventions of both genres. The paper limns three interrelated tropes for the new narrative genre. These tropes are the intertextual, the narcissistic, and the autobiographical. Within this framework of the three tropes, 1Mailer’s The Armies of the Night is discussed and analyzed. Through a close analysis of the poetics of literary journalistic narrative, this paper seeks a better understanding of the specific fictional poetics shared by both journalism and literature in Mailer’s text.
Despite the extreme contrast between the two, the narration and dialogue combined are able to hold thematic importance in the novel. The first way McCarthy communicates to the reader in the novel is through his narration. The narrative provides a detailed insight into the world around the two characters with a focus on the man.
Rhetorical Analysis of Jerome Cartwright’s "Bambara's the Lesson” Jerome Cartwright’s feature article on Toni Cade Bambara’s “the Lesson” was published in 1989. This piece provides a scholarly secondary source for Bambara’s short story because it was featured in The Explicator, a quarterly journal of literary criticism published by Taylor & Francis, Inc. Their website describes the journal as “a must for college and university libraries and teachers of literature”. The purpose of this article is to show readers that although it seems apparent what Bambara wants her readers to glean from her story, Cartwright proposes might just be an underlying theme. His hope is that by examining the text he can prove that the conflict is not the differences between the rich and the poor; on the contrary, the conflict is the sometimes present resistance to learning even at the detriment of the student. Cartwright states, “the dramatic question that powers the story, that moves it forward, is whether Miss
A narrative critic’s close reading assumes literary integrity and reads the text holistically. The text is processed consecutively and the parts are related to the whole. The methodology of narrative criticism can be summarized in four steps. First, the form of the text is analysed and categorized according to formal and conventional literary aspects and genres. Literary aspect includes the categories of fiction, nonfiction, prose, and poetry.
The photojournalist’s role in the earlier days of newspaper journalism was relatively straightforward – capturing a moment in time – a piece of reality. Ready to publish the truth to the public. These images have meanings in the context of a recently published record of events, portraying it’s meaning in its raw form, both in content and tone. (The New York Times, 2015.) In reciprocation, these facts become more relatable when combined with other news element.
From rebellious stunts, melodramatic hijinks, and questionable fashion choices, the course through one’s adolescence is arguably the most transformative journey. Two narratives discover major keys integral to the upbringing of a child. The Charmer, a short story written by Budge Wilson, explores change within relationships while Where the World Began, a personal essay by Margaret Laurence shows how one’s identity derives from his/her environment. Together, these two coming-of-age pieces of work centralize around the theme of childhood and life in Canada that can be both compared and contrasted. The works of Laurence and Wilson are both written as first person narratives containing protagonists who grow a tender fondness for their families and region.
One of the objectives of an author is to guide the reader through the narrative for the plot to remain comprehensible. To entice the reader, the author uses literary techniques to convey a deeper meaning and understanding of the storyline. A flashback is an example of a technique that recalls past events. It is used to aid the reader in perception and to unlock some of the questions that may be present in the beginning of the story. How does the literary technique of a flashback enable readers to gain a better understanding of the story and how are authors utilizing flashbacks within the text to engage the reader?
In this sense, it becomes a fundamental genre where in our real or probable experiences are visualized, verbalized, and constructed in sequential manner. As described in Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, Within contemporary theory, narration is understood as a rhetorical mode established by a writer that presents the reader with the characters, dialogues, actions, settings, and events that constitute a fictional story or factual report. In Narrative Discourse Revisited (1988), Gerad Genette constructs narration as a productive act that translates knowledge about a subject to discourse about a subject. The production of discourse is an inherent power of narration because it reports worldviews and inscribe identities. (John