Narrative Bibliography

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Narrative Theory and Research

Compiled by Dr. Gian S. Pagnucci

 

Narrative Theory (18 books, 5 articles)

(on how we think and make meaning through our stories)

 

Narrative Theories (11books, 5 articles)

(on how people are storytelling creatures by nature)

 

Bakhtin, M. M. The Dialogic Imagination.

 

Bruner, J. (1990). Acts of meaning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

 

Bruner, Jerome. (1986)  Actual minds, possible worlds.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UniversityPress.

 

Cohan, S., & Shires, L. M. (1988). Telling stories. A theoretical analysis of narrative fiction. New York: Routledge.

 

DiPardo, Anne.  (1990). "Narrative Knowers, Expository Knowledge:  Discourse As a Dialectic." Written Communication 7.1: 59-95.

 

Morton, Kathryn. (1986). "The Storytelling Animal."  The Writer 99: 3-4.

 

Pagnucci, G. S., & Abt-Perkins, D.  (1992). “The Never Making Sense Story: Reassessing the Value of Narrative.” English Journal, 81: 54-58.

 

Percy, W.  (1991).  Signposts in a strange land.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

Polanyi, Michael. (1962). Personal knowledge:  Towards a post-critical philosophy.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Polkinghorne. Narrative knowing and the human sciences.

 

Postman, Neil. (1989).  "Learning by Story."  The Atlantic 264 Dec.: 119-24.

 

Ricoeur, P. (1984). Time and narrative. (Vol. 1). (K. McLaughlin & D. Pellauer, Trans.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

 

Rosen, H.  (1984).  Stories and meanings.  London:  NATE.

 

Rosen, Harold. (1986). "The Importance of Story."  Language Arts 63 Mar.: 226-237.

 

Schank, R. (1990). Tell me a story. A new look at real and artificial memory. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

 

White, H. (1987). The content of the form. Narrative discourse and historical representation. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

 

 

Fiction (7 books)

(literary accounts of how we make meaning thru stories; also discusses the nature and value of telling stories)

 

Kundera, M. (1986). The book of laughter and forgetting. (M. H. Heim, Trans.). New York: Penguin Books.

 

O'Brien, T. The things they carried.

 

O'Brien, T. In the lake of the woods.

 

Silko, L. M. (1986). Ceremony. New York: Penguin Books.

 

Tan, A. The joy luck club.

 

The princess bride

 

The red tent

 

 

 

Narrative Methodology (10 books; 1 article)

(reporting research in narrative form as well as collecting narrative accounts)

 

 

Conducting Narrative Research (4 books, 1 article)

(on  ethical and practical considerations for collecting narrative research data)

 

Behar, R. (1996). The vulnerable observer. Anthropology that breaks your heart. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Bruner, J.  (1988).  "Research currents: Life as narrative."  Language Arts, 65(6), 575-83.

 

Clifford, J., & Marcus, G. E. (Eds.). (1986). Writing culture. The poetics and politics of ethnography. Berkeley: The University of California Press.

 

Conneley and Clandinin. Narrative Inquiry

 

Mishler, E. G. (1986). Research interviewing. Context and narrative. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

 

 

Narrative Report Writing Style (6 books, 0 articles)

(on how to write narrative research reports)

 

Kundera, M. (1988). The art of the novel. New York: Harper and Row.

 

Leith, D., & Myerson, G. (1989). The power of address. Explorations in rhetoric. New York: Routledge.

 

Meyer, R. J. (1996). Stories from the heart. Teachers and students researching their literacy lives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Sims, N., (Ed.). (1984). The literary journalists. New York: Ballantine Books.

 

Van Maanen, J. (1988). Tales of the field. On writing ethnography. Chicago. The University of Chicago Press.

 

Wolcott, H. F. (1990). Writing up qualitative research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage University Press.

 

 

 

Narrative Pedagogy (13 books, 4 articles)

(on using narratives to understand what teaching is and how best to carry it out)

 

 

Teaching Thru  Stories (5 books, 4 articles)

(on using stories as teaching tools)

 

Abt-Perkins, D., & Pagnucci, G. S. From tourist to storyteller: reading and writing science. (1993). In S. Tchudi (Ed.), The astonishing curriculum: Integrating science and humanities through language, (pp. 99-111). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

 

Coles, R. (1989). The call of stories. Teaching and the moral imagination. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

 

Egan, Kieran.  Teaching as story telling.  Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press, 1986.

 

Flower, Linda S.  "Writer-based Prose:  A Cognitive Basis for Problems in Writing." College English 41 (1979):  19-37. (offers a counterpoint to teaching thru stories)

 

Martin, Kathleen and Etta Miller. (1988). "Storytelling and Science."  Language Arts 65 Mar.: 255-59.

 

Paley, V. G. (1990). The boy who would be a helicopter. The uses of storytelling in the classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

 

Roe, Betty D., Alfred, Suellen, & Smith, Sandy (1998). Teaching through

stories: Yours, mine, and theirs. Norwood, MA: Chrisotpher-Gordon Publishers,

Inc.

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Rogers, Annie. A shining affliction. (about the personal nature of teaching [therapy] and research)

 

Warawa, Bonnie. (1989).  "Write Me the Story:  Responding to Literature through Storytelling."  English Journal 78 Feb.: 48-50.

 

Williams, William Carlos. The doctor stories.

 

 

Stories about Teachers (8 books, 0 articles)

(accounts of teachers’ lives)

 

Blitz, M., & Hurlbert, C. M. (1998). Letters for the living. Teaching writing in a violent age. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

 

Freedman, S. G. (1990). Small victories. The real world of a teacher, her students, and their high school. New York: Harper & Row.

 

Khol, H. (1988). 36 Children. New York (?): Plume.

 

Miller, J. L. (1990). Creating spaces and finding voices. Teachers collaborating for empowerment. New York: State University of New York Press.

 

Rose, M. (1989). Lives on the boundary. A moving account of the struggles and achievements of America's educational underclass. New York: Penguin.

 

Schaafsma, David. Eating on the street. Teaching literacy in a multicultural world.

 

Trimmer, J. F. (1997). Narration as knowledge. Tales of the teaching life. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Villanueva, V., Jr. (1993). Bootstraps. From an American Academic of Color. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

 

Comp Tales

 

Uncategorized Material

 

Rosenblatt, Louise M. (1991). Letter.  English Education.  23.1:  60-61.

 

(1993). The place of story in the study of teaching and teacher education from the Educational Researcher 22 (1) January/February.

 

Stories lives tell

 

Sample Comprehensive Exam Questions about Narrative

·        How do we use narratives to make sense of the world?

·        What is narrative research and why is it important?

·        How can we use narratives to better understand teaching?

 

Journals for Publishing Teacher Narratives

·        English Education

·        English Journal

·        The Journal of Ordinary Thought

·        Narrative

·        River Teeth

·        Writing on the Edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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