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Postdigital Storytelling

Poetics, Praxis, Research, 1st Edition

By Spencer Jordan


248 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-10-18
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Postdigital Storytelling offers a groundbreaking re-evaluation of one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of creativity today: digital storytelling. Central to this reassessment is the emergence of metamodernism as our dominant cultural condition.

This volume argues that metamodernism has brought with it a new kind of creative modality in which the divide between the digital and non-digital is no longer binary and oppositional. Jordan explores the emerging poetics of this inherently transmedial and hybridic postdigital condition through a detailed analysis of hypertextual, locative mobile and collaborative storytelling. With a focus on twenty-first century storytelling, including print-based and nondigital art forms, the book ultimately widens our understanding of the modes and forms of metamodernist creativity.

Postdigital Storytelling is of value to anyone engaged in creative writing within the arts and humanities. This includes scholars, students and practitioners of both physical and digital texts as well as those engaged in interdisciplinary practice-based research in which storytelling remains a primary approach.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction


Part 1: Pasts and Presents: Sheds, Labyrinths and String Figures

2 Creativity Today: the Case for Storytelling

3 Postdigital Storytelling

4 Hypertextual Adventures

5 Postdigital Hypertextuality


Part 2: Into Infinity: Towards a Postdigital Poetics

6 Spatiality and Text: Locative Mobile Storytelling

7 Collaborative Tales


Part 3: Coda

8 How Soon is Now?

About the Author

Spencer Jordan is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the School of English at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is both a published novelist and historian, with a background in the digital humanities. He has been involved in a number of digital projects exploring immersive and locationbased storytelling. Particular areas of interest include: digital/hypertext and immersive fiction, literary geography and digital heritage.

About the Series

Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons of research methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and dissemination. This series, one of the first and most highly regarded in the field, covers a wide range of disciplines and provides an authoritative reflection of the 'state of the art' in the application of computing and technology. The titles in this peer-reviewed series are critical reading not just for experts in digital humanities and technology issues, but for all scholars working in arts and humanities who need to understand the issues around digital research.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General