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Louis, Mr. Dog and Rabbit: Metalepsis in Interactive Narrative

  • Stuart Jones
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)

Abstract

The author proposes a hypothesis that metalepsis by the narratee into the diegetic level of the story and therefore into the intradiegetic narratee position is a major ingredient in what makes some interactive narratives compelling, and that the move into this position is unconscious and a function of the porosity between narrative layers that interaction can engender in narrative. He illustrates his proposition with a storytelling ritual that is played out between a six year old child and himself.

Keywords

metalepsis the diegesis intradiegetic narratee participation agency engagement 

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References

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    Genette, G.: Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method. Trans. Jane E. Lewin. Cornell UP, Ithaca (1980)Google Scholar
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    Winnicott, D.W.: Playing and Reality, 2nd edn. Routledge., London (2005)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Saint Martins College of Art and DesignUniversity of the ArtsLondonUK

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