New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression : Crossing borders, crossing genres.Series: Comparative History of Literatures in European LanguagesPublisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (463 pages)Content type:
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- P56.I64 -- N49 2014eb
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NEW LITERARY HYBRIDS IN THE AGE OF MULTIMEDIA EXPRESSION -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- General Introduction -- Literature and Multimedia through the Later Half of the Twentieth- and Early Twenty-First Century -- 1. Literary and Cultural Discourse in the Age of Hypertextual and Networked Communication -- 2. A New Paradigm Shift? "Digimodernism" vs. Postmodernism -- 3. Multimedia Literature between Global and Hybrid Regional Pulls -- 4. Multimedia/Hyper-Textuality as a Model of Literary and Theoretical Discourse -- 5. The State of Research and Publication in the Field -- 6. The Structure of the Current Volume -- Part One. Multimedia Productions in Theoretical and Historical Perspective -- Electronic Literature and Modes of Production -- 1. The Digital and Network Paradigm -- 2. Digital and Digital-Network Productivity -- 3. The Digital Text, Hypertext, Cybertext, and Modes of Digital Production -- 4. Topographical Productivity (Hypertext) -- 5. The Network Paradigm - Distributivity -- Methodological Rationale for the Taxonomy of the PO.EX Digital Archive -- 1. Preliminary Reflections on the Meta-Structure of a Digital Archive -- 2. The Organization of the PO.EX Digital Archive: Categories and Taxonomy -- A. MATERIALITIES -- B. TRANSTEXTUALITIES -- C. CATEGORIES AND SUBCATEGORIES -- 3. Meta-Data: Keywords and Dublin Core Fields -- A. KEYWORDS -- B. ADOPTED DUBLIN CORE FIELDS -- 4. Limitations, Advantages, and Uses of the Adopted Structure -- A. POSSIBLE LIMITATIONS -- B. POSSIBLE ADVANTAGES -- C. USES OF THE PO.EX DATABASE -- 5. Conclusions -- The Role of Genetic Criticism in the Debates Concerning Literary Creativity -- 1. Genetic Criticism and the Practices of Writing -- 2. Reading Methodologies in Genetic Criticism: Three Approaches.
3. Literary Creativity in the Age of Multimedia: Challenges to Genetic Criticism -- Beckett and Beyond: Ergodic Texts, the Neo-Baroque, and Intermedia Performance as Social Sculpture -- A Forerunner of 'Cybridity -- Articulate Flesh -- Media, Authenticity, and Disembodiment -- Racine & the Radio -- Part Two. Regional and Intercultural Projects -- Picking Up the Pieces -- 1. Literature, Media and the Archive -- 2. Tonnus Oosterhoff, Fanfares (2010) -- 3. Grégory Chatonsky, Sous-terre: The Subnetwork -- Kate Pullinger and Chris Joseph's Flight Paths -- 4. David Clark: 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein -- 5. Conclusion -- Postcolonial Co-Ordinary Literature and the Web 2.0/3.0 -- 1. Social Hybridology -- 2. Alterities and Alternatives -- 3. Cyberspace, Cybertime and Web 2.0 -- 4. Web 3.0: A New Arena for Postcolonial Literature and Common Writing -- The GeoNeoLogic Novel #1 -- Plot and Interface -- A Characters' Novel -- Step 1: Reading -- Web 3.0 Novel Scenes -- Definition of the Web 3.0 Novel's Main Features -- An Introduction to the Reading Modes of the Web 3.0 Novel -- Information on the Social and Sociological Context of the Web 3.0 Novel -- Step 2: Writing -- 5. Conclusion -- Appendix: Social Semantic Sites -- Agency through Faith -- Theoretical Introduction -- Islam in the Netherlands -- Digital Practices of Immigrants in the Netherlands -- Gender and the New Media -- Methodological Approach -- Thinking through Agency -- Analysis -- General Notes -- Rethinking Emancipation -- Multiple Critiques -- Fighting Sexualization -- Obedience and Rules -- Redefining Agency through Online Writing: Final Notes -- New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression -- 1. East-Central European Literatures and Multimedia: Postcolonial and Interdiscursive Encounters -- 2. A Short History of Multi- and Intermediality in East-Central Europe.
3. ECE Literary Cultures as a Historical Hypertext -- 4. Post-1989 Literary and Media Topographies -- 5. Towards a Poetics of the New Media in East-Central Europe -- 6. The Future of Literature in the Techno-Mediatic Context: A Provisional Assessment -- A Sense of Place -- The Memory of the Holocaust and the New Hyper/Cyber-Textuality -- Digitext and the Collective Intelligence -- The Tale of One Space: The Old Fairground and Judenlager Semlin -- Memory Narrative -- Part Three. Forms and Genres -- On Codework -- 1. Codework as Phenomenology -- 2. Inscription as Encryption -- 3. Obfuscation as Clarification -- 4. Aesthetics vs. Poetics -- 5. Process and Procedure -- RE:mark -- "Womping" the Metazone of the Festival Dada -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Poetry Games and Digital Détournement -- 3. Entering the Metazone: Jason Nelson's evidence of everything exploding -- 4. "[A]nd from these languages comes another language": Womping Festival Dada -- 5. Conclusion -- Nonfiction Comics as a Medium of Remembrance and Mourning and as a Cosmopolitan Genre of Social and Political Engagement -- Hybridization of Text and Image -- 1. Text Mixed with Photography -- 2.1 Photographs Re-Narrated -- 2.2 The Absent Photograph … a Postcard -- 3. Literary "Post-Production" or the Absent Photography of the Holocaust -- 4. Photography. Cover: Readymade -- 5. Photography as a Strategy of Complex Hypermedia Artifact Composition - Photography as Epistemological Paradigm -- 6. The Video as Remediation of Photography -- 7. Conclusion -- Communicating Posthuman Bodies in Contemporary Performance Arts -- 1. Fantastic Human Creatures in the Performing Arts and Other Media -- 2. Posthuman Bodies on the Contemporary Stage - Verbal vs. Non-Verbal -- 3. The Reincarnated Myth in the Posthuman "Theatre of Operation" -- 4. Prosthetic Human-Machines Represented on Stage.
5. The Speaking Man-Machine in the Subhuman Theater -- The Image between Cinema and Performance -- 1. Interactive Cinema -- 2. Interactive Media Installations -- 3. The Interactive Stage -- The Blog, or the Domicile of Days -- 1. Personality in Literary Blogs -- 2. Observations on Eventfulness in Online Diaries -- Part Four. Readers and Rewriters in Multimedia Environments -- Ten Reasons Why I Read Digital Literature -- Authors, Readers, and Convergence Culture -- 1. The Death and Rebirth of the Author -- 2. From Author to Authors: Cultural Production, Media, and Digitalization -- 3. Back to the Literary -- 4. The Death of Authors, or New Author Functions? -- 5. Conclusion -- Author-Reader Interactions in the Age of Hypertextual and Multimedia Communication -- 1. Network Textuality and Multimedia Literacy -- 2. Composing in Multimedia Environments -- 3. Reading: From Text Interpretation to Critical Reformulation -- 4. Final Assessment -- The E-Literary Text as an Instrument and a Ride -- Texts in Cubes, Cuboids, and Cones -- Reading on a Technological Platform -- Towards an Expanded Concept of the Digital Literary Text: The Text as a Ride -- In the World of To and Fro Movement -- Towards the Digital Text as a Ride -- Riding a Cube -- Tablets and the New Materiality of Reading -- Introduction -- A Note on Method -- The Materiality of Reading -- Acquiring the Object: Desire and Expectations -- But What Is This Thing? -- The Reading Situation -- Conclusion -- De-Scripting through Virtual Typewriters as Reported by Caliban, a Sperker of Ynglish Langbage -- 1. A Humorous Poet, Misunderstood -- 2. The Virtual Typewriter -- 3. Echolocation in Virtual Spaces -- 4. Chaoticizing the English Language -- 5. A Chaotic Landscript, a Geogrammatical Space -- 6. A "Faulty" Theory for a Theoretical Wind -- 7. The First de-Writing Experiments.
8. Landscript Docks at the Biennial -- 9. Faulty-Type: Slips of the Machine -- 10. The Letters of Dogma -- 11. Language through the Selves -- 12. The Seabishop Deglutes the Pilchard -- Works cited -- Contributors -- Index.
Begun in 2010 as part of the "Histories of Literatures in European Languages" series sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association, the current project on New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression recognizes the global shift toward the visual and the virtual in all areas of textuality: the printed, verbal text is increasingly joined with the visual, often electronic, text. This shift has opened up new domains of human achievement in art and culture. The international roster of 24 contributors to this volume pursue a broad range of issues under four sets of questions that allow a larger conversation to emerge, both inside the volume's sections and between them. The four sections cover, 1) Multimedia Productions in Theoretical and Historical Perspective; 2) Regional and Intercultural Projects; 3) Forms and Genres; and, 4) Readers and Rewriters in Multimedia Environments. The essays included in this volume are examples of the kinds of projects and inquiries that have become possible at the interface between literature and other media, new and old. They emphasize the extent to which hypertextual, multimedia, and virtual reality technologies have enhanced the sociality of reading and writing, enabling more people to interact than ever before. At the same time, however, they warn that, as long as these technologies are used to reinforce old habits of reading/ writing, they will deliver modest results. One of the major tasks pursued by the contributors to this volume is to integrate literature in the global informational environment where it can function as an imaginative partner, teaching its interpretive competencies to other components of the cultural landscape.
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