Definitions

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  • noun an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)

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Examples

  • The sutura is a special case perhaps, because it runs the gamut from Pinteresque conversational/behavioural non sequiturs like in THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (where the disruption of conventional conversational logic is designed to force a re-evaluation of the system itself, a search for a truer logic of human interactions) to out-and-out breaches of causality like in BUFFET FROID.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The soft sutura is an absurd incongruity in the text, something that “would not happen” in such a context.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • The Absurd: The soft sutura is the quirk of the absurd.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The soft sutura is an absurd incongruity in the text, something that “would not happen” in such a context.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The Absurd: The soft sutura is the quirk of the absurd.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • The sutura is a special case perhaps, because it runs the gamut from Pinteresque conversational/behavioural non sequiturs like in THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (where the disruption of conventional conversational logic is designed to force a re-evaluation of the system itself, a search for a truer logic of human interactions) to out-and-out breaches of causality like in BUFFET FROID.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • I should probably have updated this with a note that I've since dubbed the pataphysical quirk the "sutura" -- see "Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality".

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • I should probably have updated this with a note that I've since dubbed the pataphysical quirk the "sutura" -- see "Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality".

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • Where the narrative represents events that contravene these we have four flavours of quirk respectively (expanding on Suvin's coinage/exaptation of "novum" and following his naming strategy): sutura; chimera; erratum; novum.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It is, at the very least, distinctly not contingent on what “did happen” (a non sequitur); as this hardens to a contingency on such developments not happening, the soft sutura acquires a “could not happen” modality, becomes a sutura proper.

    Archive 2009-06-01

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