In Living the Narrative Life, Gian Pagnucci narrates his own experiences as a way to illustrate how humans use narrative to make sense of their world. He grounds his theoretical exploration of narrative inquiry through personal storytelling and multiple genres (academic and poetic)--a sort of praxis-scholarship--where theory informs practice and practice informs theory. In a Native Hill, Berry combines description, narration, and argumentation into a collective lens to view the impact man has on nature and vice versa--and how our stories connect past, present, and future. So in both readings, we see a cyclical, multigenre, multimodal approach to meaning making.
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