In this article, I explore the specification of narrativity in an institutionalized storytelling performance (ISP)—storytelling in an institution such as a museum, library, or school, during which a professional or trained storyteller tells oral tales with themes that reflect the institutional purposes of the storytelling event. Drawing on concepts from narratology and discourse analysis, I propose a contextualized model of ISP and expand the textual economy of an oral tale to include its situational and functional aspects. The model elucidates how dynamics between the storyteller and audience, and the compatibility between the form, function, and situation of an ISP contribute to its narrativity.
Lwin, Soe Marlar
"Narrativity in an Institutionalized Storytelling Performance: A Contextualized Model,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 13:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol13/iss1/3