(on how we think and make meaning through our stories)
(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.
(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.
(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.
- 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 Inquiry
- River Teeth
- Writing on the Edge