By Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, Hans Rustad

Written for and browse on a working laptop or computer reveal, electronic fiction pursues its verbal, discursive and conceptual complexity in the course of the electronic medium. it truly is fiction whose constitution, shape and which means are dictated via the electronic context within which it's 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 ways 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 line with versions and analyses of print texts.

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