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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 during the electronic medium. it really is fiction whose constitution, shape and which means are dictated by way of 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 suite of pioneering analyses in keeping with replicable methodological frameworks. Chapters comprise analyses of hypertext fiction, Flash fiction, Twitter fiction and videogames with techniques taken from narratology, stylistics, semiotics and ludology. Essays suggest ways that electronic environments can extend, problem and attempt the bounds of literary theories that have, till lately, predominantly been in accordance with versions and analyses of print texts.

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Bell 2010: 31–38). The reader of 10:01 is thus doubly situated in the actual world and mediating space: when she selects links she is projected into the mediating space visually, via the cursor, but as reader of the fiction she also exists, corporeally, in the actual world. She thus exists in two different ontological domains at the same time, or, in possible worlds theory terms, the cursor and the reader are counterparts of one another. While terminology from possible worlds theory can be used to explain the reader’s dual ontology in 10:01, the framework requires some alteration if it is to be applied to this example because, while the cursor does represent the reader visually, it is not a counterpart of the reader in the original possible worlds conception of the term.

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Bal’s pairing of internal and external is commonly adopted in typological analyses, likely for its intuitive division along intra- and extra-diegetic lines, and is adopted herein. Franz Stanzel’s (1984) articulation of “narrative situations” has also greatly influenced contemporary approaches to perspective in narrative texts. ” His first-person narrative situation aligns with Genette’s notion of homodiegetic narration and popular conceptions of this “voice” position in literary texts. ” New or newly foregrounded aspects of perspective taking arise in contemporary literary criticism with the proliferation of texts rich in visual media.

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