Okay, theory peeps: I need a quick and dirty introduction to narratology. Right now I seem to be muddling toward a line of argumentation that I suspect there's already a well-developed discourse surrounding, and I want to make sure that I'm not reinventing the wheel and that the terms I'm assuming have coherent and stable meanings actually have those meanings.
Briefly, I'm looking at what seems to be the failure or breakdown of narrative in specific circumstances: the attempt to narrate an experience that seemingly can't be told (possibly because it doesn't unfold in time or follow the accepted patterns of causality; possibly because there isn't a cultural framework that would allow others to understand that experience). So as written huge parts of the story might be omitted, or its chronology might be blurred, or it otherwise just doesn't make sense.*
Can anyone help a blogger out? I'd be grateful to be pointed toward works that provide either a general introduction to narratology or that seem to deal with the specific phenomenon I'm interested in. (The only article I'm familiar with that discusses something like it is Gerald Prince's "The Disnarrated.") Many thanks!
*And, uh, yes: I do seem to talk about this sort of thing a lot. But it's only recently that I realized I'm interested in it in my research, too.