Metalepsis in Popular Culture (Narratologia) by Karin Kukkonen

By Karin Kukkonen

Metalepsis refers back to the crossing of obstacles among fiction and truth in narratives. This quantity presents a scientific evaluate of metalepsis, its kinds and results, in pop culture. The contributions speak about renowned fiction, fan fiction, pop lyrics, comics, motion pictures, lively cartoons, tune video clips, dwell performances and television sequence from the flip of the twentieth century to the current day. Metalepsis in pop culture introduces the rhetorical notion of metalepsis and applies it to modern pop culture, thereby demonstrating its significance for the negotiation of truth and fiction in our cultural international.

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Paris: Armand Colin. Pier, John (2005). ” In Pier and Schaeffer, eds. (2005): 247–261. Pier, John and Jean-Marie Schaeffer, eds. (2005). Métalepses. Entorses au pacte de la représentation. Paris: Éd. de l’EHESS. Rabau, Sophie (2005). “Ulysse à côté d'Homère. ” In Pier and Schaeffer, eds. (2005): 59–72. Introduction 21 Richardson, Brian (2006). Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction. Columbus: Ohio State UP. Ryan, Marie-Laure (1992). 4: 528– 553. — (2004a). 1: 439–469.

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Written literature, published on paper between the covers of a book, has very different limitations and possibilities for representing a story than do film, comics or performances. These limitations and possibilities of representation in specific media are called the “media affordances” (see Jensen 2008 or Ryan 2004b) and they clearly affect the ways in which metalepsis can occur across media. We can distinguish between media which (by and large) employ one mode of representation, such as the written language of literature or the images of paintings, and media which employ more than one mode of representation.

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