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dc.contributor.authorElstermann, Annika
dc.description.abstractThe aim at the core of this book is a synthesis of increasingly popular and culturally significant forms of digital literature on the one hand, and established literary and critical theory on the other: reading digital texts through the lens of canonical theory, but also reading this more traditional theory through the lens of digital texts and related media. In a field which has often regarded the digital as apart from traditional literature and theory, this book highlights continuities in order to analyse digital literature as part of a longer literary tradition. Using examples from social media to video games and works particularly by postmodern and poststructuralist theorists, Digital Literature and Critical Theory contextualises digital forms among their analogue precursors and traces ongoing social developments which find expression in these cultural phenomena, including power dynamics between authors and readers, the individual in (post-)modernity, consumerism, and the potential for intersubjective exchange.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherdigital literature, theory, postmodernism, cultural studies, consumerism, computer-generated text, video games, interactive narrative, serial narration, media studies
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSB Literary studies: general
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::G Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects::GL Library and information sciences / Museology::GLF IT, Internet and electronic resources in libraries
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social and cultural anthropology
dc.titleDigital Literature and Critical Theory
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 1 Core Examples
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 3 Participatory Storytelling
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter Introduction
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