Toward a Hermeneutic Narratology of Interactive Digital Storytelling
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- Chen F. (2014) Toward a Hermeneutic Narratology of Interactive Digital Storytelling. In: Mitchell A., Fernández-Vara C., Thue D. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8832. Springer, Cham
This paper attempts to frame a hermeneutic narratology of interactive digital storytelling in light of Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy and the narratology of the French New Rhetoric. For starters, I propose to bring to light an underlying rationale to demonstrate the significance of interactive storytelling in videogames that go beyond entertainment. This rationale rejoins the perennial ontological and epistemological questions. I will then analyze how the threefold mimesis functions par excellence in interactive storytelling. Lastly, my theoretical framing will be completed with the praxis dimension of mimesis, a discussion of semiotic and morphological orientation for emplotment, for future digital poiesis.
Keywordsinteractive digital storytelling videogame digital narrative hermeneutics rhetoric narratology mimesis semiotics
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