Played by Hyperfiction. Modes of Reading Megan Heyward's "Of Day, of Night"

Critical Writing
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How do we read digital literature? I want to approach the topic by studying how electronic literature prefigures the reader's response. The aim of this paper is to explore some of the preconditions for reading electronic literature. I argue that electronic literature might be considered as a text game, in Wolfgang Iser's sense, and that different work prefigures different attitudes towards reading. The attitudes regarding reading, or modes of reading, I will focus on the semantic orientation of reading, aesthetic enjoyment, a mode of gaining experience, and absorption of the reader.

(Source: Author's abstract, 2008 ELO Conference)

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Scott Rettberg