Antinarrative

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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
Challenging the traditional conventions surrounding the concept of a [[narrative]], an antinarrative makes use of those conventions to call attention to itself and the practices and modes being used to convey meaning to an audience.  Many times ironic, antinarratives implicitly question the validity of conventional [[narrative]] logic and the structural aspects of a [[narrative]] in general.
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Challenging the traditional conventions surrounding the concept of a [[narrative]], an antinarrative makes use of those conventions to call attention to itself and the practices and modes being used to convey meaning to an audience.  Many times ironic, antinarratives implicitly question the validity of conventional [[narrative]] logic and the structural aspects and strategies of a [[narrative]] in general.
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==

Revision as of 11:59, 2 June 2008

An antinarrative is a narrative that calls into question or plays with the traditional concept of a narrative.

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Definition

Challenging the traditional conventions surrounding the concept of a narrative, an antinarrative makes use of those conventions to call attention to itself and the practices and modes being used to convey meaning to an audience. Many times ironic, antinarratives implicitly question the validity of conventional narrative logic and the structural aspects and strategies of a narrative in general.

Examples

If on a winter's night a traveler, Italo Calvino

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

Critical Debates

{is the term contested, challenged, defined differently, etc.?}

Related Terms

narrative, embedded narrative, framing narrative

References

{cite useful references or web links for further reading}
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