By Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, Hans Rustad
Written for and skim on a working laptop or computer display, electronic fiction pursues its verbal, discursive and conceptual complexity in the course of the electronic medium. it truly is fiction whose constitution, shape and that means are dictated through the electronic context within which it truly is produced and calls for analytical methods which are delicate to its prestige as a electronic artifact. Analyzing electronic Fiction offers a suite of pioneering analyses in accordance with replicable methodological frameworks. Chapters comprise analyses of hypertext fiction, Flash fiction, Twitter fiction and videogames with ways taken from narratology, stylistics, semiotics and ludology. Essays suggest ways that electronic environments can extend, problem and attempt the boundaries of literary theories that have, until eventually lately, predominantly been according to types and analyses of print texts.
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Outside of aesthetics, pedagogical justifications arise: Rettberg (2009), for one, argues that digital fiction marks a potential convergence of the “configurative desires and cognitive behaviors of Generation M” on the one hand, and the “contemplative and interpretive demands” of literary reading practices on the other. 2 But there is also much to be gained from what digital fiction can tell us about narrative and literary theory, which is to say, meta-critically, about our models for and conceptions of narrative and literary texts.
Analyzing Digital Fiction by Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, Hans Rustad