Marie-Laure Ryan's articles on narrative theory
(See also PW and Fiction)

2016. “Sequence, Linearity, Spatiality, or: Why Be Afraid of Fixed Narrative Order.” Narrative Sequence in Contemporary Narratologies. Eds. Raphaël Baroni & Françoise Revaz. Columbus: Ohio State University Press 2016, 176-93.

2015.“Texts, Worlds, Stories: Narrative Worlds as Cognitive and Ontological Concept. ”Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds. Ed. Mari Hatavera, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä, and Frans Mäyrä. London: Routledge, 13-28.

2015. “Transmedia Storytelling: Industry Buzzword or New Narrative Experience?” Storyworlds. 7.2 (2015), 1-20.

2014. "My Narratology." Interview for the journal Diegesis.

2013. “Transmedial Storytelling and Transfictionality.” Poetics Today 34.3, 362-88.

2013. “Ritual Studies and Narratology: What Can They Do For Each Other.” Ritual and Narrative; Theory—History—Media. Eds. Vera Nünning, Jan Rupp and Gregor Ahn. Transcript Verlag. 27-49.

2012. “Space, Place and Narrative.” Medienkonvergenz-Transdisziplinär. Ed. Stephan Fuessel>Vol 1. of the book series Media Convergence of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 109-27.

2011. “Kinds of Minds: On Alan Palmer’s ‘Social Minds.’” Style. 54.4, 654-59.

2011. “Narrative/Science Entanglements: On the Thousand and One Literary Lives of Schrödinger’s Cat.” Narrative, 19.1. 171-186
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2011. “Meaning, Intent, and the Implied Author.” Style. 45.1 , 29-47

2011. “Narrativity and its Modes as Culture-Transcending Analytical Categories.” Japan Forum 21 (3), 307-323.

2010. “Narratology and Cognitive Science: A Problematic Relation" Style 44, no 4, 469-95.
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2009 “Temporal Paradoxes in Narrative. ” Style 43.2, 142-64.

2009. “Space” Handbook of Narratology. Ed. Peter Hühn. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 420-33

2009 “Narrative in Other Media” (than literature). Handbook of Narratology. Ed. Peter Hühn. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 263-81

2009. “From Narrative Games to Playable Stories: Towards a Poetics of Interactive Narrative.” Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies 1.1 (2009), 433-60.

2009 “Cheap Plot Tricks, Plot Holes, and Narrative Design.” Narrative 17.1, 56-75
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2008. “Transfictionality Across Media” and "Narrative in Virtual Worlds."In: Theorizing Narrativity. Eds. John Pier and José Angel García. Berlin: De Gruyter. 385-417.

2007. "Diagramming Narrative." Semiotica 165, 1-4, 11-40
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2007. “Toward a Definition of Narrative.” The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Ed David Herman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2006. "Semantics, Pragmatics and Narrativity: A Response to David Rudrum." Narrative 14.2, 188-196.
See "In defense of definition," my response to Rudrum's response:

2005. "On the Theoretical Foundations of Transmedial Narratology.” Narrative Beyond Literary Criticism. Ed. Jan Christoph Meister with Tom Kindt, Wilhelm Schermus and Malte Stein. Berlin: De Gruyter.1-23.
2005. "Narrative." Entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative.

2005. "Media and Narrative." Entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative.

2003. “On Defining Narrative Media.” Image and Narrative 6.

2003. "Cognitive Maps and the Construction of Narrative Space." Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences. Ed. David Herman. Stanford: Publications of the Center for the Study of Language and Information.

2003. "Narrative Cartography: Toward a Visual Narratology." What is Narratology ? Ed. Tom Kindt. Berlin: De Gruyter.

2001. The Narratorial Functions: Breaking Down a Theoretical Primitive."Narrative 9.2, 146-152.

1999. "Cyberage Narratology: Computers, Metaphor and Narrative."Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Analysis. Ed. David Herman. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 113-141.

1998. "Taking Risks With the Truth: The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Human Reality." Narrative Inquiry 8.2, 419-427.

1995. "Allegories of Immersion: Virtual Narration in Postmodern Fiction." Style 29.2, 262-286.

1993. "Narrative in Real Time: Chronicle, Mimesis and Plot in the Baseball Broadcast." Narrative 1.2, 138-155.

1993. "Narrator," "Narratee," "Narrative Code" and "Narratology" (the latter with Ernst van Alphen). Entries for the Dictionary of Contemporary Literary Theory: Approaches, Scholars, Terms. Ed. Irena K. Makaryk, Toronto UP, pp. 110-116 and 598-601.

1992. "The Modes of Narrativity and their Visual Metaphors. Style 26.3, 368-387.

1990. "Stacks, Frames and Boundaries, or Narrative as Computer Language." Poetics Today 11.4, 873-900.

1992 [1988]. "In Search of the Narrative Theme. Trans. of a French original by Stacie Marinelli. The Return of Thematic Criticism. Ed. Werner Sollors, Harvard English Studies 18, Cambridge and London: Harvard UP 1992,169-188.

1987. "The Window Structure of Narrative Discourse." Semiotica 64.1/2, 59-81.
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1986. "Embedded Narratives and Tellability." Style 20.3:319-340.

1986. "Embedded Narratives and the Structure of Plans." Text 6.1:107- 142.

1981. "The Pragmatics of Personal and Impersonal Fiction." Poetics 10:517-539.

1981. "Michel Butor's L'Emploi du temps: Matrix of a Phenomenology of Reading." L'Esprit Créateur 23.2, 60-69.