Part I. Foundations: 1. Narrative theory's Longue duree Kent Puckett; 2. Questions of scale: narrative theory and literary history Yoon Sun Lee; 3. The body of plot: Viktor Shklovsky's theory of narrative Ilya Kalinin; 4. Adventures in structuralism: reading with Barthes and Genette Hannah Freed-Thall; 5. The feminist foundations of narrative theory Judith Roof; 6. Philosophies of history Matthew Garrett; Part II. Motifs: 7. Character John Frow; 8. Time David Wittenberg; 9. Pleasure David Kurnick; Part III. Coordinates: 10. Breaks, borders, utopia: race and critical narrative poetics Amy C. Tang; 11. Queer narrative theory Valerie Rohy; 12. Screenarration: the plane and place of the image Garrett Stewart; 13. Narrative theory and the lyric Jonathan Culler; 14. Contemporary formalisms Mark Currie; 15. Digital games and narrative Patrick Jagoda; 16. Narrative theory and novel theory Margaret Cohen.