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The activation of multileveled responses: James Phelan's rhetorical theory of narrative judgments

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From the journal Semiotica


With narrative judgments as its central concern, this paper pursues four major goals. It begins with a delineation of the general theses about narrative judgments elaborated by James Phelan. Second, it attempts to examine the interrelations among different types of narrative judgments. Third, it makes a detailed analysis of the effects of narrative judgments. Fourth and finally, it tries to present some critical reflections on Phelan's rhetorical theory of narrative judgments, suggesting some potential issues for further investigation.

Published Online: 2012-03-29
Published in Print: 2012-04-17

©[2012] by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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