The Narrative Event as an Occasion of Emergence

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Title:The Narrative Event as an Occasion of Emergence
Creators:
Zuska, Vlastimil; aesthetics at ff dot cuni dot cz; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 46, 1, pp. 62-74
Uncontrolled Keywords:narratology, emergence, Whitehead A. N., event, change

Abstract

Some recent approaches to narratology have presented the event as a basic constitutive element of narrativity. The event is considered either a primitive term or something that just happens or may happen, a change from one state to another. The underlying concepts are identity, state, and being. The article describes the event in general and the narrative event in particular from the perspective of the primacy of becoming, change, and flow, employing especially Whitehead’s philosophy of process and also certain concepts developed by reception aesthetics. The narrative event is analyzed in the context of the following concatenation: the event – interconnected events – plot – fictional world – the real world and its potentiality. The aim is to understand a narrative event not as an interruption of the receptive flow, but as its change of course among levels of emergence.

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Title:The Narrative Event as an Occasion of Emergence
Translated title:Das narrative Ereignis als Gelegenheit für Emergenz
Creators:
Zuska, Vlastimil; aesthetics at ff dot cuni dot cz; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:narratology, emergence, Whitehead A. N., event, change
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 8. Section of Historical Sciences > Institute of Art History > Estetika (Aesthetics)
Journal or Publication Title:Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Volume:46
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 62-74
ISSN:0014 –1291
Publisher:Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
ID Code:4288
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:22 May 2009 01:37
Last Modified:22 May 2009 01:37

Citation

Zuska, Vlastimil (2009) The Narrative Event as an Occasion of Emergence. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 46 (1). pp. 62-74. ISSN 0014 –1291

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