Journal of Romance Studies 16.1 is free to access
The special issue on ‘experimental narratives’ will be free to access for a limited time.
Emanuela Patti introduces the issue:
The concept for this interdisciplinary collection was explored during the MHRA-funded conference Experimental Narratives: From the Novel to Digital Storytelling, held on 26 and 27 February 2015 at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and co-organized by Godela Weiss-Sussex, Jordana Blejmar, Sam Merrill and Emanuela Patti. The event explored the theme of ‘narrative experimentalism’ across languages, from the experimental literature of the 1960s to the most recent experiments of digital fiction. Case studies included avant-garde and postmodern experiments with the novel form, graphic novels, electronic hypertext fiction, game literature, participatory narratives, fan fiction and transmedia storytelling.
By adopting a comparative perspective across cultures, this special issue gathers contributions that address experimental fiction in both, and across, printed literature and digital media. The six articles investigate, in particular, innovative reading practices and how these are affected by the medium that conveys them. Topics include the interplay between author and reader in narratives where active user participation is not only afforded but also encouraged, remediation and transmedia practices, and readers’ expectations and desires.
Contributors to the issue: Emanuela Patti, Sabine Zubarik, William Docherty Halbert, Erika Fuloep, Kristin Veel, Giulia Iannuzzi.
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The readers’ experience in experimental narratives
Choosing is not an option (but a necessity)
William Docherty Halbert
From page to screen/from screen to page
Sites of uncertainty
Electric hive minds