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dc.contributor.advisorBusl, Gretchen Lynne
dc.creatorRoyston, Edward J
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T20:43:25Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T20:43:25Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued5/25/2018
dc.date.submittedMay-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/10152
dc.description.abstractThis project aims to examine time travel not as a scientific possibility, but as a narrative device employed towards various rhetorical aims. Drawing on Narratology, this project first establishes a terminology to discuss how time travel functions as a narrative device related to anachronies and metalepses. Having coined the term anachronic metalepsis to explain the narrative functions of time travel, this project then turns to close readings of eight time travel narratives drawn from different genres and mediums. Organized into clusters focusing on the causal and spatial potentials of time travel, these readings demonstrate time travel narratives' powers to manifest and dramatize narrative and historical forces, explore questions of causality and choice, and spatialize history and examine our relationship with it. Ultimately, this project demonstrates that time travel is a many-faceted narrative device that exists across multiple genres and serves many different purposes, thus calling for further examination of time travel narratives as artifacts created to shoulder specific rhetorical burdens.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectrhetoric
dc.subjecttime travel
dc.subjectnarrative theory
dc.subjectnarratology
dc.subjectgenre fiction
dc.titleSome notes towards a rhetoric of time travel
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-08-01T20:43:25Z
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish, Speech, and Foreign Languages
thesis.degree.disciplineRhetoric
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberScott, Gray
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFehler, Brian, 1976-
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