Narrative Modulation in the Storytelling of Breast Cancer Survivors’ Transitional Experiences

Huang, Mimi (2020) Narrative Modulation in the Storytelling of Breast Cancer Survivors’ Transitional Experiences. In: The Language of Crisis: Metaphors, Frames and Discourses. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter aims to investigate breast cancer survivors’ diverse experiences and complex needs during the critical transitional periods between diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The chapter proposes and develops an original concept of “narrative modulation” in storytelling, which is employed to analyse breast cancer survivors’ written narratives. The study finds that narrative modulators that function by image schemas, metaphors, frames, as well as psychosocial coping and adjustment strategies are instrumental in configuring and navigating breast cancer survivors’ journeys from health crisis to survivorship. The model of narrative modulation offers an original and useful analytical approach for researchers and healthcare practitioners to gain a nuanced and contextualised understanding of patients’ continual adaptations during cancer survivorship within their own socio-cultural and personal environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: R900 Others in European Languages, Literature and related subjects
W800 Imaginative Writing
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41094

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