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Narrative Manipulations of Time Travel: Character Knowledge and Temporal Disruption in Fiction and Film

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posted on 2021-02-07, 23:32 authored by ELIZA BENTLEY
This thesis explores the way time travel narratives experiment with story structure to convey the estrangement of travelling in time. It considers the relationship of character and audience knowledge and its role in comprehension in a range of film, television, and literary texts across a variety of genres. It concludes that time travel narratives function as a form of covert metafiction, in their blending of history and fiction, their use of popular culture and intertextual references, and the way a time travelling character’s awareness of the order of events leads an audience to question the structure of the narrative itself.

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Principal supervisor

Paul Atkinson

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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