From (w)reader to breather: Cybertextual de-intentionalisation in Kate Pullinger et al.’s Breathing Wall

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The aim of this paper is to investigate and exemplify a recent phenomenon in the practice of digital narrative, which engages creatively with the interplay between intentionality and corporeality in the reading process. Drawing on Espen Aarseth's (1997) alternative communication model, I introduce the concept of 'cybertextual retro-intentionalisation'. This concept refers to a hitherto unforeseen kind of transmedial and multimodal 'reading' that is governed by corporeal processes operating in competition with mental forces.

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Caroline Tranberg