Event: Linguistics Circle Seminar: Narrative simulation and hypermimesis in Ian McEwan’s Atonement and Michael Cunningham’s The Hours
Date: 24 February 2021
Time: 12:00 (noon) - 13:00
Speaker: Dr Conrad Aquilina
Simulation-as-narrative is a form of modelling of behaviours within the textual world but also with a high capacity for reader affect. Despite constraints of medium, narrative simulation successfully draws on various mimetic and cognitive strategies to enhance reader phenomenology, sustain immersion or otherwise reify specific experiences or behaviours which are more typical of interactive or visual media. Conversely, formal demands placed on narrative to model particular behaviours translates into the need for functional, hypermimetic structures, whereby aspects of a secondary reality are augmented. This talk by Dr Conrad Aquilina discusses narrative simulation and the hypermimetic by presenting two simulationist readings from Ian McEwan’s Atonement and Michael Cunningham’s The Hours.
To register for this event, kindly contact Ms. Jessica Formosa via email and you will receive a Zoom link to the event.