Graduate School of Letters
Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Theorizing the Continuous Process of Narrative Renewal
In this paper I introduce the concept of narrative renewal and present a theoretical framework, concerning the proliferation of narratives in multiple genres and the media. I argue that applying the notion of renewal to the analysis of a narrative’s continuous transformation is not only a useful tool for observing the narrative experience, but also provides a framework for developing a theory to conceptualize the storyworld as transfictional worldness based on mental images.