Possible Worlds Artificial Intelligence and Narrative Theory

By combining the philosophical background of possible world theory with models inspired by AI, the book fulfills a pressing need in narratology for new paradigms and an interdisciplinary perspective.

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253350042

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this important contribution to narrative theory, Marie-Laure Ryan applies insights from artificial intelligence and the theory of possible worlds to the study of narrative and fiction. For Ryan, the theory of possible worlds provides a more nuanced way of discussing the commonplace notion of a fictional "world," while artificial intelligence contributes to narratology and the theory of fiction directly via its researches into the congnitive processes of texts and automatic story generation. Although Ryan applies exotic theories to the study of narrative and to fiction, her book maintains a solid basis in literary theory and makes the formal models developed by AI researchers accessible to the student of literature. By combining the philosophical background of possible world theory with models inspired by AI, the book fulfills a pressing need in narratology for new paradigms and an interdisciplinary perspective.

Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Following the cognitive approaches that have rehabilitated immersion as the product of fundamental processes of world-construction and mental simulation, she details the many forms that interactivity has taken—or hopes to take—in ...

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421417981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Following the cognitive approaches that have rehabilitated immersion as the product of fundamental processes of world-construction and mental simulation, she details the many forms that interactivity has taken—or hopes to take—in digital texts, from determining the presentation of signs to affecting the level of story.

Narrative as Virtual Reality

As Ryan considers the fate of traditional narrative patterns in digital culture, she revisits one of the central issues in modern literary theory—the opposition between a presumably passive reading that is taken over by the world a text ...

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 0801877539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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As Ryan considers the fate of traditional narrative patterns in digital culture, she revisits one of the central issues in modern literary theory—the opposition between a presumably passive reading that is taken over by the world a text represents and an active, deconstructive reading that imaginatively participates in the text's creation.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media is the first comprehensive reference work to which teachers, students, and the curious can quickly turn for reliable information on the key terms and concepts of the field.

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421412238

Category: Literary Criticism

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The study of what is collectively labeled “New Media”—the cultural and artistic practices made possible by digital technology—has become one of the most vibrant areas of scholarly activity and is rapidly turning into an established academic field, with many universities now offering it as a major. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media is the first comprehensive reference work to which teachers, students, and the curious can quickly turn for reliable information on the key terms and concepts of the field. The contributors present entries on nearly 150 ideas, genres, and theoretical concepts that have allowed digital media to produce some of the most innovative intellectual, artistic, and social practices of our time. The result is an easy-to-consult reference for digital media scholars or anyone wishing to become familiar with this fast-developing field.

Narrative Across Media

Although the fields of media and narrative studies have been invigorated by a variety of theoretical approaches, this volume seeks to avoid a dominant theoretical bias by providing instead a collection of concrete studies that inspire a ...

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803289936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

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Narratology has been conceived from its earliest days as a project that transcends disciplines and media. The essays gathered here address the question of how narrative migrates, mutates, and creates meaning as it is expressed across various media. Dividing the inquiry into five areas: face-to-face narrative, still pictures, moving pictures, music, and digital media, Narrative across Media investigates how the intrinsic properties of the supporting medium shape the form of narrative and affect the narrative experience. Unlike other interdisciplinary approaches to narrative studies, all of which have tended to concentrate on narrative across language-supported fields, this unique collection provides a much-needed analysis of how narrative operates when expressed through visual, gestural, electronic, and musical means. In doing so, the collection redefines the act of storytelling. Although the fields of media and narrative studies have been invigorated by a variety of theoretical approaches, this volume seeks to avoid a dominant theoretical bias by providing instead a collection of concrete studies that inspire a direct look at texts rather than relying on a particular theory of interpretation. A contribution to both narrative and media studies, Narrative across Media is the first attempt to bridge the two disciplines.

Narrative Theory Major issues in narrative theory

Margaret Boden , Artificial Intelligence and Natural Man , New York 1977 . Peter
Brooks ... The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film , Ithaca 1990 . ... Possible
Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative Theory , Bloomington 1991 .

Author: Mieke Bal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415316588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Handbook of Narratology

This handbook provides a systematic overview of the present state of international research in narratology and is now available in a second, completely revised and expanded edition.

Author: Peter Hühn

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110316469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 954

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This handbook provides a systematic overview of the present state of international research in narratology and is now available in a second, completely revised and expanded edition.Detailed individual studies by internationally renowned narratologists elucidate central terms of narratology, present a critical account of the major research positions and their historical development and indicate directions for future research.

Canadian Journal of Film Studies

Possible world films have contributed to or been influenced by these
developments . ... Cambridge University Press , 1994 ) ; Marie - Laure Ryan ,
Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence and Narrative Theory ( Bloomington :
Indiana University ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113582345

Category: Motion pictures

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CGDC Conference Proceedings

Marie - Laure Ryan has outlined the potential of possible world theory for the
study of electronic texts in her book Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and
Narrative Theory ( 17 ] . The theory is based on the assumption that any fictional
text ...

Author: Frans Mäyrä

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112845792

Category: Computer games

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The Models of Space Time and Vision in V Nabokovs Fiction

Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames Marina Grishakova Silvi Salupere.
Richardson ... Beyond story and discourse : Narrative time in postmodern and
nonmimetic fiction . ... Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative
Theory .

Author: Marina Grishakova

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123917192

Category: Narration (Rhetoric)

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Because of his rejection of socio-political engagement, Vladimir Nabokov is often regarded as a virtuouso artist of the ivory-tower variety, aloof from the contemporary march of the minds. Marina Grishakova's book, however, points to the relationship between his narrative techniques and some of the scientific, metaphysical, and ethical ideas on the inner agenda of the twentieth century. It connects Nabokov's handling of time, space, and perspective in his fiction with the philosophical models constructed by his contemporaries, also showing in what ways he may have been ahead of his time.

Communicative Pragmatism and Other Philosophical Essays on Language

Bentham ' s Theory of Fiction . New York : AMS Press . Dolezel , Lubomic . 1985 .
" Towards a Typology of Fictional Worlds . ” Tamkang Review 14 ... Possible
World , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative Theory . Bloomington , Ill . : Indiana ...

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0847690903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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In this pioneering study of communicative conventions, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher focuses on the principles at work in the communicative use of language. Rescher explores various aspects of explanatory and expository uses of language across a wide range of applications, ranging from the factual to the fictional, and from the expository to the literary. A unifying theme of the book is pragmatic conventionality. Rescher explores the fundamentally pragmatic conception of communicative conventions: rules of procedure that form part of the setting of tacit undertakings that function in various sectors of communicative practice. Only in this setting, he argues, can one achieve an adequate understanding of the way in which the business of communication is actually carried on within its wider setting of its service in the conduct of human affairs.

Germano slavica

Bremond , Claude . “ The Logic of Narrative Possibilities . ... Poetic Narrative . ”
PTL : A Journal for Descriptive Poetics and Theory of Literature 1 ( 1976 ) : 467 -
88 . ... Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative Theory .
Bloomington ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019191854

Category: Comparative literature

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Narrative

In contrast to her more recent article , Ryan's 1991 Possible Worlds , Artificial
Intelligence , and Narrative Theory does offers us some help with identifying the "
criteria of validity ” for nonfiction status . Her topology of “ Genre and accessibility
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ISBN: UCLA:L0083615088

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

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Characterization in American Independant Cinema

Marie - Laure Ryan , Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative
Theory ( Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1991 ) . " These assumptions about how
readers or spectators approach characters is widely shared in contemporary
narrative ...

Author: Michael Newman

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ISBN: WISC:89090317546

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Clio

Marie - Laure Ryan , Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative
Theory ( Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1991 ) , 148-49 . 44. Susan S. Lanser , "
Sexing the Narrative : Propriety , Desire , and the Engendering of Narratology , "
Narrative ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556028015683

Category: History

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Mimesis

The Claims and Strategies of Realist Fiction . Durham / London : Duke ... Modern
Fiction and the Representation of History . New York : Harvester ... Possible
Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative Theory . Bloomington : Indiana ...

Author: Bernard F. Scholz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064713681

Category: Literature

Page: 315

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Semiotica

Possible Worlds in Literary Theory . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press .
Ryan , Marie - Laure ( 1991 ) . Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and
Narrative Theory . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . - ( 1994 ) . Immersion
vs ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067508138

Category: Communication

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Understanding Computer Game Culture

Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative Theory . Bloomington :
Indiana UP . Ryan , Marie - Laure ( 1999 ) . “ Cyberspace , Virtuality , and the Text
” in Marie - Laure Ryan ( ed . ) Cyberspace Textuality : Computer Technology and
 ...

Author: Jan van Looy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133334503

Category: Computer games

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In the past few decades, video games have developed from a marginal technological experiment into a mainstream medium. During this period they have gone through several transformations, from arcade machines offering a few minutes of solitary fun for a quarter to monthly subscription-based online MMOs in which thousands of players spend hundreds or even thousands of hours and lead a significant part of their social life as a fantasy character. But what is it that has driven video games? development? Is it technology? Indeed, with every new generation of hardware, game designers were given a broader set of tools for evoking exhilarating experiences. But is not culture at least as important? What would games look like if Tolkien never had written Lord of the Rings, or if Nintendo had not brought Japanese manga drawing styles to the new medium? This book looks at the theoretical challenges and foundations on which to base a cultural shaping approach towards the evolution of video games and proposes a set of concepts for analyzing and describing this process. Keywords: history of video games, video games, game culture

Avatars of Story

Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence , and Narrative Theory . Bloomington :
University of Indiana Press . 1992. “ The Modes of Narrativity and their Visual
Metaphors . ” Style 26 , no . 3 : 368–87 . 1997. “ Postmodernism and the Doctrine
of ...

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000109356729

Category: Computers

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Since its inception, narratology has developed primarily as an investigation of literary narrative fiction. By grappling with semiotic media other than language and technology other than print, the text reveals how digital media convey meaning and create stories.

Gald s Beyond Realism

Reading and the Creation of Magical Worlds Timothy Michael McGovern ...
contribution to fusing fictional semantics with aesthetic response is Marie Laure
Ryan in her studies Possible Worlds , Artificial Intelligence and Narrative Theory (
1991 ) and Narrative as Virtual Reality : Immersion and Interactivity in Literature
and ...

Author: Timothy Michael McGovern

Publisher: Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs

ISBN: UOM:39015059582125

Category: Literary Criticism

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