After a morning of note taking I'm having a quick flex of the writing muscles before launching into a first draft of my next PhD chapter on 'Voice'.
In the past few weeks I've been immersed in theory that really excites me. Particularly relevant to my chapter are the concepts of narratology, the science behind narrative. A brilliant introductory book I found includes many intriguing charts, diagrams and circle graphs from multiple theorists on the subject. In this one book it's as if science, or at least math, has merged with literary theory for awhile and this pleases my organised approach to unpicking my argument.
Here is my favourite figure from the book--F.K. Stanzel's typology of 'all narrative situations conceivable' (!!!!)
It reminds me of a giant colour wheel I once worked with in a watercolour painting class except without the colour!
No time to work out whether he really does cover all conceivable narrative situations but there certainly are many to muse over this afternoon...