Piecing Together and Tearing Apart: Finding the Story in afternoon

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This paper is a reading of a classic of hypertext narrative: Michael Joyce’s afternoon, a story. Several writers have discussed afternoon previously. However I have chosen to explore afternoon from a different angle by using theories of narratology, especially Genette. In this reading, I explore ways in which the text confuses the reader but also the many stabilising elements that aid the reader to piece together a story.

NB: Published under author's unmarried name, Jill Walker.

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Critical writing that references this:

Title Author Publisher Yearsort descending
Card Shark and Thespis: Exotic Tools for Hypertext Narrative Mark Bernstein 2001
Storyspace 1 Mark Bernstein 2002
Fiction and Interaction: How Clicking a Mouse Can Make You Part of a Fictional World Jill Walker Rettberg 2003
Rhetorical Convergence: Earlier Media Influence on Web Media Form Anders Fagerjord 2003
Feral Hypertext: When Hypertext Literature Escapes Control Jill Walker Rettberg 2005
Repetition and Recombination: Reading Network Fiction David Ciccoricco 2005
Tekstspill i hypertekst. Koherensopplevelse og sjangergjenkjennelse i lesing av multimodale hyperfiksjoner Hans Kristian Rustad 2008
Písanie v interaktívnych médiách. Digitálna fikcia /Writing in the Interactive Media. Digital Fiction Zuzana Husárová 2009
Travels in Cybertextuality. The Challenge of Ergodic Literature and Ludology to Literary Theory Markku Eskelinen 2009
Techno-historical Limits of the Interface: The Performance of Interactive Narrative Experiences Andrew Hutchison 2009
Digital Media Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg Modern Language Association (MLA) 2010
A Short History of Electronic Literature and Communities in the Nordic Countries Hans Kristian Rustad Dichtung Digital 2012
Electronic Literature Seen from a Distance: The Beginnings of a Field Jill Walker Rettberg Dichtung Digital 2012
The Emergence of Electronic Literature Exhibition Catalogue Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg 2013
Linking Strategies Susana Pajares Tosca 2014
Electronic Literature Scott Rettberg Polity 2018
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