By Richard J. Gerrig
ONE: Metaphors for the event of Narrative Worlds
TWO: Inferential facets of Performance
THREE: Participatory Responses
FOUR: Language Use and Narrative Worlds
FIVE: a few effects of Being Transported
SIX: Narrative info and Real-World decisions
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Extra resources for Experiencing Narrative Worlds: On the Psychological Activities of Reading
This book X am concerned almost exclusively with the reading done by those who are relatively innocent of such matters. (As Bruner comments, "lt requires the most expensive education to shake a reader's faith in the incarnateness o f meaning in a aovd or poem" '1986, p. ) We can nonetheless use the insights of literary theory to explore the full potential of even ordinary visits ta narrative worlds. Although I use the metaphor of being transported as a device for organizing the topics in this book, the metaphor itself does not canstitute a t h o r y of the experience of narratives.
Are mixllmal only by compafison to the vast range of possibililies. Even so, this body ofresearch suggests that much of the richness o f the experience: o f narrative wodds arises through processes that are not obligatory but, rather, are un&r the strategic control of the reader. This ~onclusianbrings re- n e w 4 vigor to the performance metaphar: having defined a core of automatic proasses c a m o n to all readers, we can see*once again, how much latitude there is far individual readers to give a vatjety of performances to the same narrative.
17). The (non-)swimmers were not persuaded by such dexnsnstrations of the fictional worldliness of their beliefs. The burden of chapter 6 will be to make sense of viewers" seemingly nonsensical reactions to jaws by situating them in a richer context. X examine reactions to fictional information as a special case of general reactions to narrative infwmation. AXong the way, X reject simple ""tgg;gleWtheories of fiction which have suggested that readers perform some mental act called "the wilXing suspension of disbelief" that eviscerates the efifects o f fiction.
Experiencing Narrative Worlds: On the Psychological Activities of Reading by Richard J. Gerrig