Narrativity and creativity in oral storytelling: Co-constructing a story with the audience

TitleNarrativity and creativity in oral storytelling: Co-constructing a story with the audience
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLwin, SMarlar
JournalLanguage and Literature
Volume26
Pagination34–53
ISSN0963-9470
Abstract

Drawing on concepts from narratology and stylistics, this article examines narrativity and creativity in an interactive oral storytelling context where the teller engages the audience directly in the storytelling process by calling for their outward responses and then incorporating these responses into her representations of events and characters. I analyse one storytelling performance of a contemporary professional storyteller as an example of interactive storytelling and discuss how she established narrativity and displayed creativity in the process of co-constructing an oral story with an adult audience. Challenges an oral storyteller may face in this process are also discussed.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963947016686602
DOI10.1177/0963947016686602

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