From Revisi(tati)on to Retro-Intentionalization

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2010
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978-3-8376-1130-4
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145-163
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From the article: Since its inception in the late 1980s, digital literature has come a long way. It has seen groundbreaking technological changes and advances, which have taken it from a largely script-based, off-line medium to a prolific multimedia, interactive and ludic form of verbal and artistic expression, which is making use of a variety of online and offline forms of communication and representation. By the same token, genre boundaries are increasingly blurring between literature, art, digital film, photography, animation, and video game. That said, I contend that we can only use the term “digital literature” if and when the reception process is guided if not dominated by “literary” means, i.e. by written or orally narrated language rather than sequence

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Patricia Tomaszek