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Writing the ephemeral (...) and re-enchanting the remnants : The lability of the digital device in literary practice

About: This article is published in Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.The article was published on 2011-06-11. It has received 3 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Ephemeral key.
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01 Jan 2014
TL;DR: In this paper, a dual perspective on the paratextual apparatus of a work of electronic literature, The Unknown: The Original Great American Hypertext Novel by William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton, and Frank Marquardt, is presented.
Abstract: This chapter presents a dual perspective on the paratextual apparatus of a work of electronic literature, The Unknown: The Original Great American Hypertext Novel by William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton, and Frank Marquardt. Approaches from literature studies and information science are combined to offer qualitative content analyses and close readings of the table of contents, titular apparatus, comments hidden in the source code, and other paratextual elements, in relation to the narrative. Findings indicate that the work’s paratextual content presents inconsistencies and contradictions, both in terms of the use of the paratextual structure and of the information conveyed. The paratextual elements are analyzed through the lens of Gérard Genette’s theory, as outlined in Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation, in order to gauge their role and efficiency as identifiers, organizational components, and information providers, as well as their literary effect. The value of the theory as an interdisciplinary tool is also discussed.

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René Audet1
01 Jan 2020
TL;DR: In this paper, a lecture des oeuvres litteraires numeriques and strategies permettant de depasser les impasses argumentative liees aux caracteres numerique and interactif des ouvres are presented.
Abstract: Le present article s’interesse a la lecture des oeuvres litteraires numeriques et a des strategies permettant de depasser les impasses argumentatives liees aux caracteres numerique et interactif des oeuvres. Le depassement d’une approche superficielle et immanente pourrait passer par l’etude de la materialite des oeuvres, de leur dimension manipulatoire, ainsi que de leur manifestation (leur performance). En prenant en compte la dynamique propre aux dispositifs abordes et celle de la lecture active qu’ils commandent, ces trois elements permettent a la fois une meilleure comprehension du fonctionnement des oeuvres et l’identification de strategies de lecture adaptees aux textes litteraires numeriques.