Film Theory Literary Theory

Showing and Telling

You can hold a mimetic theory of the novel if you believe the narrational methods of fiction to resemble those of drama, and you can hold a diegetic theory of painting if you posit visual spectacle to be analogous to linguistic transmission. Bordwell. This remark, from David Bordwell’s Narration in the Fiction Film (Routledge 1986, […]

Literary Theory

Earliest Tweets

Since I’ve removed the “Of Tweets” menu tab, I’ve included below some of my earliest tweets and their sources. Unlike some of the later ones, I didn’t comment on these quotations, but they’re still provocative, so here they are, along with citations. (Originally posted in 2011) “The frame is that perceptual limit or boundary which […]