Beyond Original E-Lit: Deconstructing Austen Cybertexts

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This poster outlines some of the key elements of PhD research currently being undertaken in Maynooth University’s Department of Media Studies. The power provides a visual overview of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries case study and its transmedia elements, highlighting the narrative’s various entry points and potential story paths. The poster also includes some initial insights from a critical comparative analysis of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Pride and Prejudice, revealing the key differences between the digital and print reading experiences. Lastly, the poster outlines the planned progression of the project during the next few years, with a particular emphasis on connecting Espen Aarseth’s theories of ergodic literature and cybertexts to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

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Meredith Dabek