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Many parodies operate through temporal strategies that distort the narrative proportions of their targets. This essay discusses two texts that manipulate time for parodic purposes: the contemporary animated sitcom Bojack Horseman and the twelfth-century romance Ipomedon. Their shared method involves the absurd prolongation of narrative structures of resolution and satisfaction in order to reveal these structures’ arbitrary nature. But this method, in turn, shows that resolution — a retrospective determination of shape and meaning — can never be avoided entirely, even if it can be deferred.
Title
Resolution
Author(s)
Daniel Reeve
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Description
Many parodies operate through temporal strategies that distort the narrative proportions of their targets. This essay discusses two texts that manipulate time for parodic purposes: the contemporary animated sitcom Bojack Horseman and the twelfth-century romance Ipomedon. Their shared method involves the absurd prolongation of narrative structures of resolution and satisfaction in order to reveal these structures’ arbitrary nature. But this method, in turn, shows that resolution — a retrospective determination of shape and meaning — can never be avoided entirely, even if it can be deferred.
Is Part Of
Re-
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
time
closure
conclusion
narrative
structure
form
parody
serial
television
medieval
music
Rights
© by the author(s)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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yes
Language
en-GB
short title
Resolution
page start
133
page end
139
Source
Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 133–39
Bibliographic Citation
Daniel Reeve, ‘Resolution’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 133–39 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_17>
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