Some background links to check out in advance of tonight’s discussion of narrative. These works embody non-linear narrative structures and arise from the use of formal constraints on writing. Most of these links are literary examples, but check out Matt Madden’s site for a graphical approach.

Oulipo: workshop of potential literature (see list of formal constraints and techniques)

Raymond Queneau – Exercises in Style (English version by Barbara Wright)

Matt Madden – graphic novel homage to Queneau’s Exercises in Style

Georges Perec – Life: A User’s ManualGraph of Movement in Life: A User’s Manual