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Bameshki S. Parallel Worlds and Narrative Semantics. LCQ. 2016; 9 (34) :91-118
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-8457-en.html
Assistant Professor of Persian, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran ‎
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The plot of some narratives is structured in a way that it can encapsulate paradoxical and opposite states. Conceptualization of these kinds of narratives based on classic cosmology to which most of us are accustomed is not possible; another cosmology such as quantum cosmology, however, might be helpful. The text can be interpreted through “multiverse theory,” because in this cosmological framework of quantum mechanics the conjoining of the opposite states is possible. This article is an interdisciplinary attempt to analyze different kinds of the so-called “multiverse narratives.” The major question of this article is to explore the relationship between the notion of parallel universes in physics and narrative semantics. My purpose is to find out the function of the notion of parallel worlds in narrative semantics. Thus, I argue that various sorts of multiverse narratives invite the reader to reflect on the nature of space, time, identity, and memory by challenging the boundary between actual and virtual world.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: narratology
Received: 2016/07/13 | Accepted: 2016/08/22 | Published: 2016/09/26
* Corresponding Author Address: Mashad

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