Narrative Bibliography

Narrative Theory
(on how we think and make meaning through our stories)

Narrative Theories
(on how people are storytelling creatures by nature)

  • Bambers, Michael (former editor of Narrative Inquiry)
  • Bakhtin, M. M. The Dialogic Imagination.
  • Bruner, J. (1990). Acts of meaning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Bruner, Jerome. (1986)  Actual minds, possible worlds.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UniversityPress.
  • Cohan, S., & Shires, L. M. (1988). Telling stories. A theoretical analysis of narrative fiction. New York: Routledge.
  • DiPardo, Anne.  (1990). “Narrative Knowers, Expository Knowledge:  Discourse As a Dialectic.” Written Communication 7.1: 59-95.
  • Morton, Kathryn. (1986). “The Storytelling Animal.”  The Writer 99: 3-4.
  • Pagnucci, G. S., & Abt-Perkins, D.  (1992). “The Never Making Sense Story: Reassessing the Value of Narrative.” English Journal, 81: 54-58.
  • Percy, W.  (1991).  Signposts in a strange land.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Polanyi, Michael. (1962). Personal knowledge:  Towards a post-critical philosophy.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Polkinghorne. Narrative knowing and the human sciences.
  • Postman, Neil. (1989).  “Learning by Story.”  The Atlantic 264 Dec.: 119-24.
  • Ricoeur, P. (1984). Time and narrative. (Vol. 1). (K. McLaughlin & D. Pellauer, Trans.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Rosen, H.  (1984).  Stories and meanings.  London:  NATE.
  • Rosen, Harold. (1986). “The Importance of Story.”  Language Arts 63 Mar.: 226-237.
  • Schank, R. (1990). Tell me a story. A new look at real and artificial memory. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  • White, H. (1987). The content of the form. Narrative discourse and historical representation. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Narrative Theories in Fiction
(literary accounts of how we make meaning thru stories; also discusses the nature and value of telling stories)

  • Diamant, Anita. The red tent
  • Goldman, William (1973). The princess bride.
  • Kundera, M. (1986). The book of laughter and forgetting. (M. H. Heim, Trans.). New York: Penguin Books.
  • O’Brien, T. The things they carried.
  • O’Brien, T. In the lake of the woods.
  • Silko, L. M. (1986). Ceremony. New York: Penguin Books.
  • Tan, A. The joy luck club.

Narrative Methodology
(reporting research in narrative form as well as collecting narrative accounts)

Conducting Narrative Research
(on  ethical and practical considerations for collecting narrative research data)

  • Behar, R. (1996). The vulnerable observer. Anthropology that breaks your heart. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Bruner, J.  (1988).  “Research currents: Life as narrative.”  Language Arts, 65(6), 575-83.
  • Clifford, J., & Marcus, G. E. (Eds.). (1986). Writing culture. The poetics and politics of ethnography. Berkeley: The University of California Press.
  • Conneley and Clandinin. Narrative Inquiry
  • Mishler, E. G. (1986). Research interviewing. Context and narrative. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Narrative Report Writing Style
(on how to write narrative research reports)

  • Kundera, M. (1988). The art of the novel. New York: Harper and Row.
  • Leith, D., & Myerson, G. (1989). The power of address. Explorations in rhetoric. New York: Routledge.
  • Meyer, R. J. (1996). Stories from the heart. Teachers and students researching their literacy lives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Sims, N., (Ed.). (1984). The literary journalists. New York: Ballantine Books.
  • Van Maanen, J. (1988). Tales of the field. On writing ethnography. Chicago. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Wolcott, H. F. (1990). Writing up qualitative research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage University Press.

Narrative Pedagogy
(on using narratives to understand what teaching is and how best to carry it out)

Teaching Through Stories
(on using stories as teaching tools)

  • Abt-Perkins, D., & Pagnucci, G. S. From tourist to storyteller: reading and writing science. (1993). In S. Tchudi (Ed.), The astonishing curriculum: Integrating science and humanities through language, (pp. 99-111). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Coles, R. (1989). The call of stories. Teaching and the moral imagination. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Egan, Kieran.  Teaching as story telling.  Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
  • Flower, Linda S.  “Writer-based Prose:  A Cognitive Basis for Problems in Writing.” College English 41 (1979):  19-37. (offers a counterpoint to teaching thru stories)
  • Martin, Kathleen and Etta Miller. (1988). “Storytelling and Science.”  Language Arts 65 Mar.: 255-59.
  • Paley, V. G. (1990). The boy who would be a helicopter. The uses of storytelling in the classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Roe, Betty D., Alfred, Suellen, & Smith, Sandy (1998). Teaching through stories: Yours, mine, and theirs. Norwood, MA: Chrisotpher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.: Norwood, MA
  • Rogers, Annie. A shining affliction. (about the personal nature of teaching [therapy] and research)
  • Warawa, Bonnie. (1989).  “Write Me the Story:  Responding to Literature through Storytelling.”  English Journal 78 Feb.: 48-50.
  • Williams, William Carlos. The doctor stories.

Stories about Teachers
(accounts of teachers’ lives)

  • Blitz, M., & Hurlbert, C. M. (1998). Letters for the living. Teaching writing in a violent age. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
  • Freedman, S. G. (1990). Small victories. The real world of a teacher, her students, and their high school. New York: Harper & Row.
  • Khol, H. (1988). 36 Children. New York (?): Plume.
  • Lu, Min-Zhan Lu & Richard H. Haswell (2000). Comp Tales: An Introduction to College Composition Through Its Stories
  • Miller, J. L. (1990). Creating spaces and finding voices. Teachers collaborating for empowerment. New York: State University of New York Press.
  • Rose, M. (1989). Lives on the boundary. A moving account of the struggles and achievements of America’s educational underclass. New York: Penguin.
  • Schaafsma, David. Eating on the street. Teaching literacy in a multicultural world.
  • Trimmer, J. F. (1997). Narration as knowledge. Tales of the teaching life. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Villanueva, V., Jr. (1993). Bootstraps. From an American Academic of Color. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Uncategorized Material

  • Rosenblatt, Louise M. (1991). Letter.  English Education.  23.1:  60-61.
  • (1993). The place of story in the study of teaching and teacher education from the Educational Researcher 22 (1) January/February.
  • Stories lives tell

Journals for Publishing Teacher Narratives

  • English Education
  • English Journal
  • The Journal of Ordinary Thought
  • Narrative
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • River Teeth
  • Writing on the Edge