Essays about: "narratology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 47 essays containing the word narratology.

  1. 1. “I DON’T THINK WE’VE BEEN FORMALLY INTRODUCED?” Re-contextualising a Literary Model for First Meetings through Adaptation Theory and Fan Fiction

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Malin Brus; [2019-02-08]
    Keywords : narratology; adaptation theory; fan fiction; Jean Rousset;

    Abstract : (Re-)contextualising narratology in today’s world of rapid technological developmentand widespread access to the internet serves as the basis of this essay, which exploreswhat happens when narratology, adaptation theory and fan fiction theory intersect andinteract. It combines a surface level quantitative study with qualitative text analysis,using Rousset’s literary model from 1981 on first meetings between lovers-to-be as thenarratological reference, and the first meeting between the characters Alec Lightwoodand Magnus Bane as the text subject (using a corpus consisting of a novel, its officialfilm and TV-show adaptations, and thirty fan fictions). READ MORE

  2. 2. Getting out of Strange Spaces : A Reconstructive Reading of Paul Auster’s Oracle Night

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Cia Gustrén; [2019]
    Keywords : critique; deconstruction; desubjectification; estrangement; existentialism; literary theory; narratology; postmodernism; reconstruction; strange spaces; subjectivity; subjectification; thematic analysis; themes; thematic units; thematic motifs; writing;

    Abstract : As the title of this essay suggests, Paul Auster’s 2003 novel Oracle Night is studied with regard to what is here considered to be a search for a way out of estrangement. This search, as narrated from the point of view of the protagonist, is followed by a certain recognition of the limits of human existence – which may be essentially meaningless but is nevertheless portrayed as an intentional state of being, not least through the act of writing as a means of subjectification. READ MORE

  3. 3. Moira, take me with you! : Utopian Hope and Queer Horizons in Three Versions of The Handmaid's Tale

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Tema Genus

    Author : Hedvig Marx; [2018]
    Keywords : The Handmaid’s Tale; Margaret Atwood; Donna Haraway; Karen Barad; José Esteban Muñoz; utopia; dystopia; entanglement; diffraction; disidentification; gender studies; queer theory; intersectionality; narratology;

    Abstract : Using postmodern, feminist and queer notions of utopia/dystopia and narrative theory, this thesis contains an analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale (novel 1985; film 1990; TV series S01 2017) based on theoretical and methodological understandings of utopia/dystopia and narrative as deeply connected with notions of temporality and relationality, and of violence and resistance as the modes of expression of utopia and dystopia in the source texts. The analysis is carried out in an explorative manner (Czarniawska 2004) and utilises the notion of “disidentification” (Butler 1993; Muñoz 1999) and the concepts of “diffraction” (Haraway 1992, 1997; Barad 2007, 2010), and “entanglement” (Barad 2007). READ MORE

  4. 4. Narrative Perspective in a Wordless Graphic Novel: Shaun Tan's The Arrival

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Hanna Johnson; [2018]
    Keywords : Narrator; Focalizer; Graphic Novel; Mieke Bal; Gérard Genette; Scott McCloud; Shaun Tan; The Arrival;

    Abstract : In a narrative the narrator tells the story, and the focalizer is a character through whose eyes the story is seen. The narrator is thus the one who speaks, whilst the focalizer is silent. The identification of these two narratological features is made with the help of verbal cues such as personal pronouns for instance. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Expanding Storyworld : An Intermedial Study of the Mass Effect novels

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för kultur och estetik

    Author : Jessika Sundin; [2018]
    Keywords : Drew Karpyshyn; William C. Dietz; Mass Effect; BioWare; storyworld; video games; digital games; intermediality; transmediality; narratology; semiotics; multimodality; media modality;

    Abstract : This study investigates the previously neglected literary phenomenon of game novels, a genre that is part of the increasing significance that games are having in culture. Intermedial studies is one of the principal fields that examines these types of phenomena, which provides perspectives for understanding the interactions between media. READ MORE