Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches

  • Jan Shaw
  • Philippa Kelly
  • L. E. Semler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction Story Streams: Stories and their Tellers

  3. Indigenous Stories

  4. Fictional History and Historical Fiction

  5. The Sea of Stories

  6. Critical Creativity

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-348

About this book


This collection uses the concept of 'story' to connect literary materials and methods of analysis to wider issues of social and political importance. Drawing on a range of texts, themes include post-colonial literatures, history in literature, old stories in contemporary contexts, and the relationship between creativity and criticism.


fiction Italy methods Narrative novel poetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Shaw
    • 1
  • Philippa Kelly
    • 2
  • L. E. Semler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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