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Tavakoli Shandiz A. The Most Important Approaches to the Definition of Narrative and its Elements from Interdisciplinary Viewpoint. LCQ. 2016; 9 (36) :41-71
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-4988-en.html
1- University of Qom
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Today, narrative is one of the most common concepts, not only in literature, but also in non-literary fields such as psychology, social sciences and philosophy, uo tp the point that the concept of " narrative turn" has emerged. This paper is amied at studying the most important approaches addressing narrative, because it is not only important for literary and narrative studies, but at the same time can reveal the deep connections between literature and other disciplines. Obviously, to do this, only only literary references should be consulted, but also other important ideas, especially in philosophy and psychology, should be taken into consideration. In this manner, narrative can be used as a basis for interdisciplinary studies. For this purpose, desk study method has been used study two major approaches towards narrative, i.e. definition-centered and descriptive approacheds. For definition-centered appraoch, the major components and consistuents of narrative have been inferred by comparing such definitions and their contradictions have been brought into surface. In the next section, using a descriptive approach, the nature of narrative and its relationship with culture (social dimension) and understanding and life (individual dimension) will be examined. This will be done by reviewing the ideas of both narratologists and philosophers. The results of theis study indicate that narrative is a widespread phenomenon that is not only important in the field of literature, but also plays a very important role in the culture, understanding, identity and ethics.
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Article Type: Theoretical |
Received: 2016/02/28 | Accepted: 2017/01/27 | Published: 2017/01/29

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