In her study on Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence, and Narrative Theory (1991), Ryan specifies these inherently tellable
elements mainly in terms of the configuration of story components such as facts and events.
Therefore, I constantly asked myself the following questions: "Why this narrative--or any narrative--is felt to be tellable
."/"Why the events of the narrative are reportable" (Labov, 1972, p.
Since the epic, like the novel later, is characterized by its polyphonic structure, it is instructive to examine whose perception, interpretation, and evaluation are considered tellable
, and what different value-positions can be constructed.
It seems to be a rule in such stories that sexual secrets are tellable
only when they still count in some way as secrets.
we are each of us locations where the stories of our place and time become partially tellable
." In Mazali's careful garnering of "women's goings and stayings," women's tellings are central to taking note of the world, of making sense of it in their terms, on their ground, and offering it to other women for their use.
He obfuscates the radical potential of what he hears and sees, encrypting and secreting his father's story within an altogether more tellable
fiction about his grandfather.
The resolution involves a monstrous transformation of the male self into a form which is tellable
yet not visible.
It is interesting that the process shifts from the tellable
to the untellable: stories of the past can be recounted, but for the individual to revisit his past, there must be a passage through and beyond verbalization.
Because the range of tellable
stories is unlimited, readers who dip their net often enough into the ocean of narrative are almost certain to encounter the particular story they need to hear, whether the story confirms the essential goodness of human beings or opens the reader's eyes to injustice, selfishness, and vice.
Such skill includes varying our vocabulary and voice to accommodate the capacities of our audience and to match the phases (beginning, middle, and end) of transforming a given event into a tellable
In the first place, the protagonist cannot assemble all the scattered traumata of his life into a legible structure and must deliver them into the hands of one who has the patience and time to construct a tellable
Researchers have reported valid and tellable
results in performance ratings of patrol officers (Bradley & Pursley, 1987), small military units (Shapira & Shirom, 1980), geriatric patients (Taylor, Haefele, Thompson, & O'Donoghue, 1970), nurses (Zedeck, Imparato, Krausz, & Oleno, 1974), and school children (Lambert & Hartsough, 1980).