What, if anything, might have been left out of the diegetic
narration that led to the chess scene?
It is almost as if "what is mourned is the memory of deep memory: what is enacted is a nostalgia for nostalgia" (Jameson 1991, 156), a kind of pre-postmodernist fantasy that likely partially explains the diegetic
audience's motivations for spending so much time with Truman.
performances within film, such as those within The Blue Angel, pose further complications, as the performer is the object of both diegetic
and nondiegetic gazes.
, the fictional or story world in which the events and situations that are narrated occur (Prince, 2003), is constantly disrupted by the cats interacting with the narrator.
Language, narrativity, and ethics, therefore, begin to coalesce as we proceed, with the next observation: "In short, Captain MacWhirr behaves as if there was no adequate word to render the truth of what is coming upon them, and thus the typhoon is once more evacuated, at the textual level this time and no longer merely at the diegetic
level, from the narrative" (184).
The poems she uses to test this premise disclose a layering of audiences and a complex interplay of detachment and participation, diegetic
and extra-diegetic perspectives, reception and performance.
But since he is not merely, or even primarily, a mimetic novelist, O'Brian habitually violates the mimetic principle that others have seen as his central, or even exclusive, accomplishment in order to pursue patently diegetic
As D'Arcens notes, the Queen soundtrack becomes more explicitly diegetic
when tournament audiences clap along to a reprise of 'We Will Rock You'.
Well versed in the narratology of Genette and his successors, he sometimes agonizes over the 'diegetic
' status of a narrative statement, where a more commonsensical approach might assume that readers will remain happily oblivious to all such logical anomalies provided that they serve some purpose.
When Maria engages, on the diegetic
level, in erotically charged banter with the two male revelers (Jason Baughan as Toby and Simon Scardifield as Aguecheek), a homoerotic tension also develops on the actor level--a tension that parallels the homoerotic element of Toby and Aguecheek's companionship (on the diegetic
level), which was emphasized in this production by the abundance of physical horseplay between the two.
The initial presentation can be perplexing, for Ascunce Arrieta continually assigns different names to narrative entities as the complexity of the diegetic
He is not needlessly jargony, but he does use professional shorthand for brief musical examples and specialized but not rebarbative vocabulary (e.g., using "diegetic
" to distinguish those moments when the characters on stage hear or perform music themselves).