The sideways hourglass : establishing the lemniscate as a narrative structure for writing and reading non-linear stories

Cantrell, Kate E. (2014) The sideways hourglass : establishing the lemniscate as a narrative structure for writing and reading non-linear stories. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis is a study in narratology that examines the pre-theoretical ideas that underlie the study of narrative and time. The thesis explores how the lemniscate can be transported from geometry to narrative in order to structure a non-linear story that breaks the rules of causality and chronology by coupling physical movement through space with the backward pull of memory. The findings offer new possibilities for understanding the nexus between shape and story and for recording non-linear narratives that are marked by simultaneity, counterpoint, and reversal.

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ID Code: 75989
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Hawkes, Lesley & Gislason, Kari
Keywords: Lemniscate, Memoir, Narrative Structure, Non-Linearity, Space-Time, Travel, Wandering, Practice-led Research
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2014 05:01
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 14:00

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