Ritual and Narrative

Theoretical Explorations and Historical Case Studies

Edited by Vera Nünning, Jan Rupp, and Gregor Ahn

Transcript-Verlag

Ritual and Narrative

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Pub Date: March 2014

ISBN: 9783837625325

278 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Ritual and Narrative

Theoretical Explorations and Historical Case Studies

Edited by Vera Nünning, Jan Rupp, and Gregor Ahn

Transcript-Verlag

Ritual and narrative are pivotal means of human meaning-making and of ordering experience, but the close interrelationship between them has not as yet been given the attention it deserves. How can models and categories from narrative theory benefit the study of ritual, and what can we gain from concepts of ritual studies in analysing narrative? This book brings together a wide range of disciplinary perspectives including literary studies, archaeology, biblical and religious studies, and political science. It presents theoretical explorations as well as in-depth case studies of ritual and narrative in different media and historical contexts.

About the Author

Vera Nünning (PhD) is Chair of English Philology at the English Department of Heidelberg University, Germany. Jan Rupp (PhD) is a postdoctoral research assistant at the English Department of Heidelberg University, Germany. Gregor Ahn (PhD) is Chair of Religious Studies at Heidelberg University, Germany.