Meta Narrative - Currently no debate

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narrative environment design - Narratology

Meta Narrative in narrative environment design

A framing narrative that refers to the narratives it encloses and frequently shares diegetic elements with them: they share (at least partially) the same storyworld. The enclosing can (often will) be physical/spatial as well as narrative.

Stuart Jones

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Framing Narrative
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Meta Narrative in Narratology

It is usually understood in narratology that you need at least two diegetic levels for metalepsis to occur.

Genette (1980) defines narrative metalepsis as an intrusion by extradiegetic   elements into the diegesis (and vice versa). He recognises that anyone or anything   can slip from one diegetic level to another if the boundary between the levels is porous, and it worries him: ”The most troubling thing about metalepsis indeed   lies in this unacceptable and insistent hypothesis, that the extradiegetic is perhaps always diegetic, and that the narrator and his narratees-you and I-perhaps     belong to some narrative” (Genette, G. Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method. Trans. Jane E. Lewin.    Ithaca: Cornell UP (1980) page 236). This, in a sense, is exactly what we consider to be the case in narrative environments, where the diegesis typically is constituted of things that exist in the real world.

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Framing Narrative
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