Seymour Chatman

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Seymour Chatman (August 30, 1928 – November 4, 2015) was an American film and literary critic and professor emeritus of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]

He is one of the most significant figures of American narratology (theory of narrative), regarded as a prominent representative of its Structuralist or "classic" branch.

Published works[edit]

Chatman's work includes:[2]

  • The Later Style of Henry James (1972)
  • Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in fiction and Film (1978)
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, or, the Surface of the World (1986)
  • Coming to Terms. The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film (1990)
  • Reading Narrative Fiction (1993)
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: The Complete Films (2004) with Paul Duncan


  1. ^ "Remembering Seymour Chatman, professor emeritus of rhetoric and film at UC Berkeley". Berkeleyside. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  2. ^ " Seymour Chatman: Books". Retrieved 2015-06-08.

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