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Towards An Anatomy Of Apocalypticality

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This chapter discusses action in space and time that are cognitive parameters guided by the term 'spatialization' that David Herman introduces in his discussion on how narrative constructs space. After a discussion on conceptual blends, the chapter examines with an implementation of positioning in space. The author suggests a spatial view through concentric spaces. The chapter focuses on temporal and spatial relations, the use of conceptual blends including alterations, which form the characteristics of the imagistic form of cognition. Although these features do not exhaust the anatomy of apocalypticality, they are at least a step in that direction. Time in the apocalypse follows an overall pattern of presenting flashbacks and flashforwards that lead to or are post-events of the action day. The free cyclical movement among source, observation, cognition and impulse within the narrative frame gradually creates insight as a reader experience.

Keywords: action day; Apocalypse; concentric spaces



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