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Possible worlds theory and contemporary narratology

Author: Alice Bell; Marie-Laure Ryan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Series: Frontiers of narrative.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An update to possible worlds theory and postclassical narratology, 'Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology' offers advancements to this theoretical framework and a range of contemporary applications to literary narratives"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Bell; Marie-Laure Ryan
ISBN: 9780803294998 0803294999
OCLC Number: 1043953290
Description: x, 341 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Possible worlds theory revisited / Marie-Laure Ryan and Alice Bell --
Porfyry's tree for the concept of fictional world / Lubomír Dole'el --
From possible worlds to storyworlds: on the worldness of narrative representation / Marie-Laure Ryan --
Interface ontologies: on the possible, virtual, and hypothetical in fiction / Marina Grishakova --
Ungrounding fictional worlds: an enactivist perspective on the "worldlikeness" of fiction / Marco Caracciolo --
Postmodern play with worlds: the case of At Swim-Two-Birds / W. Michelle Wang --
Logical contradictions, possible worlds theory, and the embodied mind / Jan Alber --
Escape into alternative worlds and time(s) in Jack London's The Star Rover / Christoph Bartsch --
"As many worlds as original artists": possible worlds theory and the literature of fantasy / Thomas L. Martin --
The best/worst of all possible worlds?: utopia, dystopia, and possible worlds theory / Mattison Schuknecht --
Digital fictionality: possible worlds theory, ontology, and hyperlinks / Alice Bell --
Possible worlds, virtual worlds / Françoise Lavocat --
Rereading Manovich's Algorithm: genre and use in possible world theory / Daniel Punday.
Series Title: Frontiers of narrative.
Responsibility: edited by Alice Bell and Marie-Laure Ryan.

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Updates the field of possible worlds theory and postclassical narratology by developing this theoretical framework further and applying it to a range of contemporary literary narratives. This volume  Read more...

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