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Melanie Jones

How Do Spoilers Affect Our Enjoyment of Fiction?

I am writing a collection of short stories that will explore the current anger and frustration associated with spoilers. I am particularly interested in the manipulation of readers in both documentary and video game narratives and will be exploring the reaction to HBO's The Jinx and Sam Barlow's Her Story,  a game inspired by the work of J.G Ballard. I will be investigating the elements that hold a narrative together when structure cannot be relied on and will begin with an analysis of characterisation in non-linear narratives.

Supervisors: Julia Bell and Luke Williams.