Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120133
Title: SUSPENSION AND RE-IMMERSION WITHIN THE FICTIONAL WORLDS OF JASPER FFORDE'S THURSDAY NEXT SERIES
Authors: HOW HEE JIN RYAN
Keywords: metafiction, suspension, immersion, jasper, fforde, thursday, next
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2015
Source: HOW HEE JIN RYAN (2015-01-19). SUSPENSION AND RE-IMMERSION WITHIN THE FICTIONAL WORLDS OF JASPER FFORDE'S THURSDAY NEXT SERIES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the Thursday Next novels, Jasper Fforde dramatises the process of the reader?s experience of a fictional world as a sequence of suspensions and re-immersions: he suspends the reader from his fictional world through ruptures in the text, but subsequently re-immerses the reader through the repairs of these ruptures. Fforde suggests that the reader desires the illusion of a whole fictional world in spite of the fragmented experiences that may constitute a fictional world by aiding the reader?s attempt to synthesise these disjointed fragments into a cohesive whole. The experience of a fictional world is mediated through an experience of space, and Fforde enacts the sequence of suspension and re-immersion on three spaces: the textual space, the generic space, and the virtual space. The repetition of this sequence in these varied spaces not only confirms but also intensifies the reader?s desire for a unified fictional world.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120133
Appears in Collections:Master's Theses (Open)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
HowHJR.pdf4.49 MBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download

Page view(s)

108
checked on Jan 12, 2018

Download(s)

88
checked on Jan 12, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.