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  Diegesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Gerald Prince in A Dictionary of Narratology, diegesis is "(1) The (fictional) world in which the situations and events narrated occur; (2) Telling, recounting, as opposed to showing, enacting." In diegesis the narrator tells the story.
Diegesis (Greek διήγησις) has been contrasted since Plato's and Aristotle's times with mimesis, the form that is showing rather than telling the thoughts or the inner processes of characters, by external action and acting.
Diegesis, however, is the narrative in fiction and nonfiction, the telling of the story by the narrator(s).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diegesis   (944 words)

  
 Mimesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In diegesis it is not the form in which a work of art represents reality but that in which the author is the speaker who is describing events in the narrative he presents to the audience.
It is in diegesis that the author addresses the audience or the readership directly to express his freely creative art of the imagination, of fantasies and dreams in contrast to mimesis.
Diegesis was thought of as telling, the author narrating action indirectly and describing what is in the character's mind and emotions, while mimesis is seen in terms of showing what is going on in characters' inner thoughts and emotions through his external actions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mimesis   (798 words)

  
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Epic is a \par }\pard \widctlpar\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0 {\f7\cf1 mixed form, combining both diegesis and mimesis, that is, combining authorial \par report, description, summary and commentary on the one hand, with the quoted \par direct speech of the characters on the other.
It is neither diegesis nor mimesis, nor a blend of the two, but a kind \par of pseudodiegesis achieved by the mimesis not of a character's speech but of a \par discourse, the discourse of cheap women's magazines at the turn of the century.
This aesthetic required either the suppression or \par the displacement of diegesis: suppression by the focalization of the narrative \par through the characters; displacement by the use of surrogate narrators, whose \par own discourse is stylized or objectified -- that is, deprived of the author's \par authority, made itself an object of interpretation.
www.humboldt.edu /~teg1/syllabus/612/LodgeBakhtin.rtf   (6336 words)

  
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Epic is a mixed form, combining both diegesis and mimesis, that is, combining authorial report, description, summary and commentary on the one hand, with the quoted direct speech of the characters on the other.
It is neither diegesis nor mimesis, nor a blend of the two, but a kind of pseudodiegesis achieved by the mimesis not of a character's speech but of a discourse, the discourse of cheap women's magazines at the turn of the century.
This aesthetic required either the suppression or the displacement of diegesis: suppression by the focalization of the narrative through the characters; displacement by the use of surrogate narrators, whose own discourse is stylized or objectified -- that is, deprived of the author's authority, made itself an object of interpretation.
www.humboldt.edu /~teg1/syllabus/406/LodBakh.html   (7152 words)

  
 Film Vocab
DIEGETIC, DIEGESIS (to narrate; dia` through; to lead): Having to do with the actual world of the film and the story being told; as opposed to formal elements which are part of the film, but not of the world depicted in the film.
Though implication is not the primary focus, diegesis is a methodological analysis for discerning the exact nature of the film including all of the action and dialogue.
A homogeneous world (=single diegesis): everything that the audience sees belongs to the same world; even movements in time and space (such as flashbacks or changes of setting) are carefully signalled and located.
www.willamette.edu /~rloftus/jfilm/filmvocab.html   (1658 words)

  
 Diegeses in Role-Playing
Tästä seuraa, että jokaisen pelin osallistujan käsitys pelin totuudesta ja todellisuudesta on erilainen, eli jokaisen pelaajan diegesis on erilainen.
Diegesis sisältää sekä tiedot että tunteet, oman hahmon (laaja merkitys) ja muut hahmot.
Oletan, että jokaisella pelaajalla on oma diegesis (tai oma tulkinta kokonaisdiegesiksestä), ja että kaikki pelaajat rakentavat omaa diegesistään kommunikoimalla muiden entiteettien kanssa.
users.tkk.fi /~mmontola/diegesis.html   (4904 words)

  
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Traditionally, discussion of diegesis is used in the analysis of film, but the same definitions of diegesis can be applied in this novel to effectively differentiate between two types of sound in the narration.
Diegesis depends on the location of sound, whether its source is part of the captured scene, or if its source is not visible.
This might be a good reason not to describe the music of Invisible Man in terms of diegesis; however, the narrator’s perception of sound within the novel is very similar to that of a viewer’s perspective in watching a movie.
hcs.harvard.edu /~cinema/issue06_files/Invisible.doc   (3051 words)

  
 Part 1: Basic Terms
The diegesis includes objects, events, spaces and the characters that inhabit them, including things, actions, and attitudes not explicitly presented in the film but inferred by the audience.
All the things that are "put in the scene": the setting, the decor, the lighting, the costumes, the performance etc. Narrative films often manipulate the elements of mise-en-scene, such as decor, costume, and acting to intensify or undermine the ostensible significance of a particular scene.
Perhaps more correctly labelled fabula and syuzhet, story refers to all the audience infers about the events that occur in the diegesis on the basis of what they are shown by the plot -- the events that are directly presented in the film.
classes.yale.edu /film-analysis/htmfiles/basic-terms.htm   (1002 words)

  
 Diegetic Breaks and the Avant-Garde
Avant-garde films, such as those made by Yvonne Rainer, have long gone against the grain of traditional Hollywood cinema: “Her use of discontinuous editing, scene repetition, multiple perspectives, disjunctive juxtapositions, and nonrealist narration is designed to question the sorts of perceptual procedures which accompany mainstream narrative” (Ryan and Kellner, 1988, p.
While a diegesis may exist in an avant-garde film, the director encourages the viewers to be constantly aware of the fact that they are watching a film, a technique commonly called reflexivity.
In focusing on how viewers alternate between the diegesis and the film as film, one is really talking about a cognitive shift of attention.
www.avila.edu /journal/spring02/diegetic.htm   (7712 words)

  
 The Meilahti School
The internal processes of the player are beyond the gamemasterÃs control, but as soon as they are expressed, as soon as they become relevant to the game as a whole, the gamemaster has control over them again.
However, once her interpretation is expressed and becomes relevant to the diegesis itself it is subject to the gamemasterÃs approval.
The gamemaster is hence the gatekeeper of the diegesis.
www.saunalahti.fi /~hohakkar/meilahti/model.html   (1600 words)

  
 wk7 aspects of sound
The diegesis can be described as the fictional world created by the filmic text, or, alternatively, the sum of the film's denotation, i.e.
The diegesis is thus an imaginary construction, the fictive space and time in which the film operates, the assumed universe in which the narrative takes place.
Note that, the time of the diegesis is not the same the time of the film.
www.sfu.ca /~ccbaker/webspace/MI06_site/week7/wk7-soundaspects.htm   (724 words)

  
 elsewhere is where you always are » Blog Archive » Diegesis v. Exegesis - Episode III: Revenge of the GM
The GM makes sure that people aren’t in two places at once, that rules are applied correctly, and to act as arbiter in disputes between diegetic actors, or to supply the role of a character not assumed by the other players.
diegesis is completely missing from the rules of RPGs to a large degree.
Certainly there are exceptions, like the No Press Anthology (NPA), but I’d argue that games like the NPA and others like Hogshead’s New Style games are the exception, mainly because they were designed with narrative manipulation as the central element, not as an integrated one.
blog.kumapageworks.org /blog/?p=4   (1149 words)

  
 Narratology Terms
An objective treatment of a scene is the most common use of the camera in film and television; we are simply presented with what is before the camera in the diegesis of the narrative.
A famous example is the opening sequence in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 in which a prehistoric man throws a bone into the air, which then shock cuts (and match cuts) to an oblong star-ship in space.
Whereas in a POV shot we are looking through the eyes of a character in the present and seeing something that is happening in the diegesis of the narrative, in a series of shots presented as a subjective treatment of events we see through the "mind's eye" of the character.
www.cla.purdue.edu /academic/engl/theory/narratology/terms/narrativetermsmainframe.html   (3380 words)

  
 Chapter 9
Diegesis is opposed on the one hand to discourse since they are respectively diachronic and synchronic, and as Robert Scholes advises, 'we are meant to distinguish between the whole text of a narration as a text...
As Burch allows fantastic diegesis, I will include documentary's equivalents, whose authenticity is not even visible on their 'faces', as it were, since the fantastic is normally pretty obviously so.
The peculiar horror of the diegesis we each make out of Peeping Tom is that 'to see' is a factive verb like 'I know', or what Ryle called a 'success word', so that to have seen is to have known in a sense now approaching the biblical carnal.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/Douglas/DOUG9.HTM   (6869 words)

  
 Literary Terms
Diegesis: (See also Mimesis): Introduced by Plato, diegesis refers to the artistic act of representation.
Diegesis is the “how”, while mimesis is the “what”, as it were.
Plato distinguishes between mimesis and diegesis, which is the act of representation.
www.geocities.com /shaichazan/Lit/terms.htm   (1865 words)

  
 Sound Technique in Alphaville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is the major feature that distinguishes the sequence from the rest of the film: as Natasha turns her gaze to the window all ambient sound dies down, and as it diminishes, so too does the sense of narrative space that has been maintained up until this moment.
With its clear, languid tones, its close proximity, and its lack of a visual source, the voice of the interlude maintains elements of the voiceover commentary, as it is employed in a documentary style of filmmaking.
It is not at all contained within the diegesis: it escapes it, and occupies the same distinctive space as the musical score that cascades over and around it.
www.film.queensu.ca /Critical/Mennell.html   (1041 words)

  
 small-bytes
Certainly the simplicity of this concept extends into an understanding of diegesis as it applies to cinematic form but in doing so, diegesis as a conceptual tool of anaylsis also diversifies and becomes simultaneously more specific and more broad ranging.
The concept of Diegesis in cinema is well established being particularly associated with two key areas; narrative (in the context of a constructed ‘world’) and, most often, sound (in the context of labelling a sound’s origin and subsequent relation to the scene in space-time.)
The original and its numerous spin off projects over several decadesm such as Deep Space Nine, are said to have a shared narrative diegesis; one in which major events in the ‘Star Trek world’ have ramifications for all the otherwise independent narrative lines of the different Star Trek entities or franchises.
www.luciferjones.org /blog   (967 words)

  
 The Diegesis of Charles Dickens's "Pickwick Papers" -- Leading Questions
The structure of The Pickwick Papers includes several non-diegetic stories -- the diegesis of Pickwick, being the novel's depiction of England, and these non-diegetic stories coming (either orally or written) from various people the Pickwickians meet on their journeys.
These non-diegetic stories are almost invariably dark, especially compared to the cheery tone of the diegesis.
In "The Bagman's Story," the protagonist has an encounter with a (possibly imagined) animate chair, who tells him how to win the heart of a "buxom widow," thus allowing him to live out his life "happily ever after," as it were.
www.victorianweb.org /authors/dickens/pickwick/egervary3.html   (417 words)

  
 Synoptique - Squalid Infidelities IV : Chasing the Diegetic Dragon
To this I would add that innumerable filmmakers seem preoccupied with the idea of the diegesis (whether they use that particular term or not), a fact illustrated by the most common response to the discussion: to offer examples of films in which the distinction between diegetic and non-diegetic sound is blurred, deliberately or otherwise.
Of course, we could ignore the idea that there is a boundary demarcating the diegesis, but to do so would imply that we also ignore the ways in which the areas between various other poles are being explored.
I believe it is Sogo’s way of calling attention to the problem of establishing polemics as the basis for an understanding of the world, a problem that will be fleshed out as the two main characters come closer and closer to confrontation, only to have the outcome of their battle be ambiguous at best.
www.synoptique.ca /core/en/articles/squalid4   (3202 words)

  
 Class Connections Template
DIEGESIS The diegesis includes objects, events, spaces and the characters that inhabit them, including things, actions, and attitudes not explicitly presented in the film but inferred by the audience.
Offscreen space becomes significant when the viewer's attention is called to an event or presence in the diegesis that is not visible in the frame.
Also, the diegesis is more readily understood when directions on the screen match directions in the world of the film.
faculty.uml.edu /phaines/42.232/glossary.htm   (6553 words)

  
 Reality, Narrative, and Reliability: Pierre Huyghe’s The Third Memory
The constant flouting of the imaginary world of the robbery—that is, the fracturing of the diegesis by extradiegetic narration and direction—renders audiences at first confused and eventually smiling.
But suppose, instead, that the diegesis is not the robbery itself but the reenactment of the robbery.
This contemporary usage of “diegesis” diverges from Aristotle’s conception in the Poetics of diegetic narration as “telling rather than showing.” In many ways this use of “diegesis” is synonymous to Genette’s concept of histoire.
www.sapheneia.com /huyghe.html   (3278 words)

  
 Gazpachot
The diegesis includes events that are presumed to have occurred and actions and spaces not shown.
In diegesis, the narrator presents to the audience or the implied readers the actions (and perhaps) thoughts of the characters (including perhaps, but not necessarily, all that dwells within their imagination, their fantasies and dreams).
It is, in direct contrast to diegesis, the form itself which represents a fictitious reality, unassisted by the explanations of a narrator.
gazpachot.blogspot.com   (8500 words)

  
 Guide to Terms for English 373: Science Fiction and Fantasy
The diegesis of a narrative is its entire created world, or its "time-space continuum." Any narrative includes a diegesis or time-space continuum, whether you're reading science fiction, fantasy, mimetic realism, or psychological realism.
We are simply presented with what is before the camera in the diegesis of the narrative.
Whereas in the POV shot we are looking through the eyes of a character in the present and seeing something that is happening in the diegesis of the narrative, in a subjective shot we see through the "mind's eye" of the character.
web.ics.purdue.edu /~felluga/guidesf.html   (2972 words)

  
 murphy.html.doc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We thus have a mimesis of a diegesis, into which in turn are enfolded long mimetic stretches of dialogue (mimesis is explicitly opposed to diegesis in Rep.
As the erotic tension builds, diegesis in turn is broken by what Genette calls discursive “cysts”&emdash;in this case, Socrates’ apostrophes to the unnamed interlocutor and his quotation of Cydias.
The creation of verisimilitude through diegesis puts the problems of the arguments into the actions, thoughts, and emotions of the characters, thus particularizing the universal.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/03mtg/abstracts/murphy.html   (494 words)

  
 RPG (n): consensual ideoplastic medium.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
They are, on some level, distillations of the "cosmology" of the diegesis, describing the space/time of the narrative space in which games are to take place.
You could even say that they don't describe the diegesis itself, but rather a framework by which the GM and players form their own diegeses.
Diegesis is a very different animal - it is the creation and mainpulation of the universe within which the narrative (the central 'story' or 'plot') takes place as a function of the play of the game.
elsewhererpg.blogspot.com   (4538 words)

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