‘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.
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.
Some thoughts on narrative duration using examples from Greek Epic: Gods, Archers and Stretching Time.
A look at some indeterminacies in the Argonautica’s proem with the help of Stanzel, Iser and Sternberg. Complementary stories, reader-construction and narrative interest!
An outline of a reader-oriented theory of the novel. Narratives have gaps, narratives are selective, narratives are sketches of a world. What is a reader to do with the indeterminacies? Fill them in!