‘Prototypically, narrative involves not only a temporal sequence into which events are slotted in a particular way, and not only a dynamic of canonicity and breach; more than this, stories represent – and perhaps make it possible to experience – what it is like to undergo events within a storyworld-in-flux.’
Some thoughts on the ordering of information in the Argonautica’s Lemnian episode and how reordering might affect a reader’s experience and interpretation of the narrative.
A couple of shout-outs to sites and projects of interest. Cognition, Immersion, Stylistics and Text Worlds. Dive in.
Originally posted on Aunty Muriel's Blog:
i) Introductory In this chapter I provide an overview of recent developments in the stylistic approach to the study of fictional point of view. I have explored in turn the four basic linguistic categories relating to point of view: these are spatial, temporal, psychological and ideological. In discussing…
A brief account of a lovely excursion to Nottingham and what I discovered there.
Some useful digital resources and tools. Open source and open access.
Not everything in a narrative helps the reader’s transportation into a storyworld. Sometimes a narrator reminds us that we’re not actually there at all. A preliminary exploration of temporal deviations and how they can affect our immersion.