The Interaction of Possible Worlds through the Prism of Cognitive Narratology

Павленко, Нина Александровна and Babelyuk, Oksana and Koliasa, Olena and Matsevko-Bekerska, Lidiia and Matuzkova, Olena (2021) The Interaction of Possible Worlds through the Prism of Cognitive Narratology Arab World English Journal, 12 (2). ISSN 2229-9327

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The article deals with the analysis of literary narrative where a possible unreal fictional world and a possible real fictional world usually coexist. When the norms of life plausibility are consciously violated, the real and the unreal possible worlds are emphatically opposed. Hence, their certain aspects are depicted in a fantastically exaggerated form. The interaction of possible worlds in a literary narrative destroys the stereotypes of the reader's perception. It can occur in different planes: structural (a shift of plot elements of the story, transformation, unusual, sharp turns of the borrowed plot, violations of a plotline); fictional (a combination of real and fantastic features in one image); temporal (violations of the chronological flow of time, a shift of time flow); spatial (expansion or contraction of space, magical spatial formations, displacements, deformations). By their nature, the interaction of different possible worlds can be continuous, partial, and fragmentary; resulting from their boundaries may overlap or be violated (entirely or partially). The continuous interaction of different possible worlds, destruction of their borders, although they do not disappear completely, make them largely blurred, interpenetrating each other. In the case of partial interaction of possible worlds, their boundaries intersect. In the case of fragmentary interaction of possible worlds, their common points are slightly visible, for example, only the borrowed title of a literary work or a character’s name, or a fantastic concrete event or a place of the event.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive; interaction; narratology; narrator; possible worlds; types
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Кафедра іноземних мов
Depositing User: Нина Александровна Павленко
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 09:07
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 09:07

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