Linda Weste, "Depiction of Mind in the 21st Century Verse Novel"

March 31, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 5:00pm
Barbie Tootle Room, The Ohio Union

This paper analyzes the twenty-first-century verse novels, Lisa Jacobson's The Sunlit Zone (2012) and Judy Johnson's Jack (2007), to determine how their poetic elements--including metaphor, simile, personification, and rhyme--interact with narrative elements to evoke fictional minds. Both verse novels utilize simultaneous narration, a narrative situation that current research maintains has significant consequences for mind depiction.

Linda Weste is a teacher in the School of Culture & Communication at The University of Melbourne and director of narrAUS, an online narratology network for Australia and the Asia Pacific. She is Project Narrative's Spring 2013 Visiting Scholar.

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