Serial (2014)

Serial (2014) podcast produced and reported by Sarah Koenig shares some of the same metanarrative qualities that Christopher Nolan’s films possess. Season one of Serial (2014) is about the trial against Adnan Syed for the murder of his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Since the murder, Adnan Syed has been in prison serving a life-long …

Inception (2010)

Similarly, to Memento (2000), Inception (2010) manipulates time and uses complex and integrated storylines to capture the audience’s attention and requires a great deal of participation from viewers to be fully understood. Christopher Nolan uses complexities in this story by allowing the main characters to not only enter the dreams of other characters and manipulate them but also enter …

Memento (2000)

Memento (2000), one of Christopher Nolan’s earlier films, depicts metanarrative through its manipulation of time and memory. Leonard has lost the ability to form any new memories so he must keep track of everything by writing things down. The film is not structured in a linear fashion, so the movie jumps between the past, the present, …

Audience Engagement within Metanarrative Works

Metanarrative works use a manipulated version of storytelling that involves a higher degree of the viewer or readers interaction than a typical narrative. By using unconventional story lines that show multiple perspectives or jump between different times and places, metanarrative stories are able to demand that the person engaging in the work be a full …

Works Cited Page

Citations for Serial (2014) Podcast: Podcast: Koenig, Sarah. “Season One.” Serial, 2014, serialpodcast.org/season-one.  Koenig, Sarah. “Season Two.” Serial, 2015, serialpodcast.org/season-two. Academic: Baelo-Allue, Sonia. “Transhumanism, Transmedia and the Serial Podcast: Redefining Storytelling in Times of Enhancement.” International Journal of English Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, Jan. 2019, p. 113. EBSCOhost, doi:10.6018/ijes.335321. Berry, Richard. “A Golden Age of Podcasting? Evaluating Serial in the …

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