Analyzing Digital Fiction by Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, Hans Rustad

By Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, Hans Rustad

Written for and browse on a working laptop or computer monitor, electronic fiction pursues its verbal, discursive and conceptual complexity throughout the electronic medium. it really is fiction whose constitution, shape and which means are dictated via the electronic context during which it really is produced and calls for analytical ways which are delicate to its prestige as a electronic artifact. Analyzing electronic Fiction offers a set of pioneering analyses in response to replicable methodological frameworks. Chapters comprise analyses of hypertext fiction, Flash fiction, Twitter fiction and videogames with methods taken from narratology, stylistics, semiotics and ludology. Essays suggest ways that electronic environments can extend, problem and try out the bounds of literary theories that have, until eventually lately, predominantly been in line with types and analyses of print texts.

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B. Richardson (ed). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, pp. 47–63. Ronen, R. (1994) Possible Worlds in Literary Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ryan, M. L. (1991) Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence and Narrative Theory. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Ryan, M. L. (1992) “Possible Worlds in Recent Literary Theory”. Style 26. 4: 528–553. Ryan, M. L. (1999) “Introduction”. In Cyberspace Textuality: Computer Technology and Literary Theory. M. L. ). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp.

Bell and Alber 2012; Alber et al 2010; Nielsen 2004; Richardson 2002). Unnatural narratives, like digital fictions, 36 Alice Bell challenge and problematize theories of narrative because they contain phenomena that challenge the real-world parameters on which these theories rest. This essay has shown how possible worlds theory offers a systematic means of analyzing examples of “unnatural” metalepses in one digital text, but more research is required if it is to provide a truly comprehensive means of analyzing metalepses across media.

As a method that is based on verbal representations of counterparts, therefore, it is not appropriate in this case. g. Kripke 1972; Doležel 1998) suggest that individuals can be considered counterparts of one another if they share what are known as “essential properties”. In this case, sufficient evidence can be gathered on which to base an association as opposed to using linguistic signifiers. In the context of 10:01, uniting the reader and cursor on the basis of essential properties is a more appropriate method because it does not rely on verbal clues.

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