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Digital Narrative Spaces
An Interdisciplinary Examination

Edited By

Daniel Punday

ISBN 9780367514433
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
186 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is a broad consensus that digital narrative is "spatial," but what this critical term means and how it is used varies greatly depending on the discipline from which it is approached. Digital Narrative Spaces brings together essays by prominent scholars in electronic literature and other forms of digital authorship to explore the relationship between story and space across these disciplines. This volume includes an introduction with Marie-Laure Ryan’s typology of space, followed by thought-provoking individual chapters which explore innovative explorations of electronic literature, locative media, literary tourism, and the mapping of real-world literary spaces. The collection closes with an essay analyzing continuities and discontinuities in theory of space across the chapters. This volume will provide an important framework for establishing a dialogue across disciplines and future scholarship in these fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction: “Four Types of Textual Space, and Their Digital Manifestations" by Marie-Laure Ryan

Chapter 1: “Unnatural Spaces in The Pickle Index: Inscrutable Mapping and Post-digital Dys-topicalization" by Astrid Ensslin

Chapter 2: “Stalking Rebus: Locative Media and Global Conspiracy" by Brian L. Greenspan

Chapter 3: “Virtual Wanderings: Embodied Spatial Narrativity in ‘Walking Simulators’" by Greg Whistance-Smith

Chapter 4: “Pencils, paper, and pixels: Mapping imaginary spaces" by Paul Wake

Chapter 5: “Behind-the-Screens (BTS) Storytelling: Reverse Engineering

the Computational Infrastructure of Nick Montfort’s Round from CPU to Silicon" by Lai-Tze Fan

Chapter 6: “The Digital Terrain of the Literary Anecdote" by David Ciccoricco

Chapter 7: “Footprints in Spatial Narratives: Wearable Technology, Active Reading, and a New Digital Literary Mapping of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Scafell Pike Excursion" by Joanna E. Taylor and Christopher Donaldson

Chapter 8: “Archival Interface and Nationalist Memorializations of 9/11" by Dhanashree Thorat

Conclusion: “Digital Space and the Keyword" by Daniel Punday

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Daniel Punday received his PhD in English at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Head of the Department of English at Mississippi State University. He has published on contemporary literature, digital narrative, and narrative theory. He has recently completed his term as the president of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. His previous publications include Computing as Writing (2015) and Writing at the Limit: Searching for the Vocation of the Novel in the Contemporary Media Ecology (2012).