|Published online: April 11, 2017||$US5.00|
This article presents the possibility of integrating a Multiple Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD/DID) framework into modern narratological practices based off of studies of the mind. Most notably it expands on concepts such as the “cognitive ecosystem,” “authorial intent,” grounding narrative imagery in “actions and psychological reasons for action” of the author, and others presented in David Herman’s “Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind.” It is proposed that through the inclusion of key concepts in an MPD/DID framework, as well as the mapping process of alters, the psychology-based narratological interpretation as presented in Herman’s work could greatly benefit. The article seeks to expand on theoretical concepts and introduce new possibilities in the field of modern literary interpretation.
|Keywords:||Narratology, MPD/DID, David Herman, Psychology, Literary Interpretation|
PhD Candidate, English Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China