Fantastikens plats i narration. Fiktionsvärldar och tomrum
This essay concerns the fantastic and its position in narration. The fantastic's defintion is based on Martin Horstkotte's defintion in The Postmodern Fantastic and the essay focuses on the noncontextual aspects such as the clash between two incompatible fictional worlds and the absence created. Instead of the ordinary identification of the established fictional world with realism and our reality it is suggested that both of the colliding fictional worlds are fictive and that the established one not necessarily need to be realistic. Exampels on how the fantastic takes place on the syntagmatic level in a narration is drawn from the short story ”Samvetets fantasi” by Clas Livijn when analysed with Peter Brooks' closurebased narratology theory in Reading for the Plot. The fantastic's apparence is explained with Wolfgang Iser's theory in The Act of Reading as blanks that the reader is unable to fill, which as consequence creates unstable and double images. Between the double images the abcense of the fantastic arises.