Antinarrative

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An antinarrative is a [[narrative]] that calls into question or plays with the traditional concept of a [[narrative]].
  
 
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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
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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 of a [[narrative]] in general.
  
 
== Examples ==
 
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''If on a winter's night a traveler'', Italo Calvino
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''Infinite Jest'', David Foster Wallace
  
 
== Critical Debates ==
 
== Critical Debates ==

Revision as of 10:53, 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 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

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