Narrative Means to Journalistic Ends: A Narratological by Nora Berning

By Nora Berning

Nora Berning grasps the narrative power of journalistic reportages through a collection of narratological different types. Spurred by means of an interdisciplinary framework, she builds on transgeneric narratological study and exhibits that journalistic reportages could be defined, analyzed, and charted with different types that originate in structuralist narratology. the writer spells out minimum standards for certain types of reportages, and demanding situations the argument that journalism and literature have distinctive, non-overlapping communicative objectives. by way of displaying that the reportage is a hybrid textual content sort that seeks to notify, teach, and entertain, this research advances a re-conceptualization of journalism and literature as fields with permeable borders.

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In (Continued at p. 36 (Scholes et al. 2006) Due to the emphases on application, adaptation, and reformulation – along with the pronounced effort to transcend disciplinary borders – transgeneric and intermedia narratologies demand a certain level of abstraction. (Meister 2009; Pettersson 2009) But if the conceptual apparatus is sufficiently adapted, this new line of research can possibly prove to be beneficial to both media and literary studies. ’ (Ryan 2004: chapter 12), dialogic relationships as well as commonalities and differences between literary narratives, on the one hand, and ‘New Narratives,’ on the other hand, come to the fore.

G. ‘experientiality’ and ‘referentiality’). 62 (Genette 1993; Martinez & Scheffel 2003) Based on this semantic definition, Martinez & Scheffel (2003) maintain that the borders between fiction and nonfiction are not illusory. Or to put it differently, a strict division between factual and fictional narratives is tenable, according to the authors. ) Their argument – which takes shape in the form of a clear demarcation line – finds its echo in the journalistic realm with regards to the debate on the differences between literary and journalistic texts and as such inevitably has strong impli- 61 „Der Text als solcher ist nicht faktisch oder fiktional.

78 „Mit dem Rollenspiel verbunden ist die Frage, wie und wie weit sich der Reporter im Text ‚einbringt‘. “ (Haller 2006: 131) 79 Among Wallraff’s most prominent pieces are: ‘Industriereportagen. Als Arbeiter in deutschen Großbetrieben’ (1970), ‘Aufdeckung einer Verschwörung. Die Spinola-Aktion’ (1976), ‘Ganz unten. Mit einer Dokumentation der Folgen’ (1988). His latest work is called ‘Aus der schönen neuen Welt: Reportagen aus einem reichen, armen Land’ (2009). 52 4 Part I: Theoretical Framework State of Research: Literature Review The theorization of reportages reveals that this seemingly ‘journalistic’ genre tends to subvert the borderline between literary and journalistic texts.

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