Table of Contents

From synesthesia to multimedia : how to talk about new media narrative / Daniel Punday.
The interactive onion: layers of user participation in digital narrative texts / Marie-Laure Ryan.
Ontological boundaries and methodological leaps: the importance of possible worlds theory for hypertext fiction (and beyond) / Alice Bell.
Seeing through the blue nowhere: on narrative transparency and new media / Michael Joyce.
Curveship: an interactive fiction system for narrative variation / Nick Montfort.
Digitized corpora as theory-building resource: new methods for narrative inquiry / Andrew Salway and David Herman.
From (w)reader to breather: cybertextual de-institutionalization and Kate Pullinger's Breathing wall / Astrid Ensslin.
Songlines in the streets: story mapping with itinerant hypernarrative / Brian Greenspan.
Narrative supplements: DVD and the idea of the "text" / Paul Cobley and Nick Haeffner.
All together now: hypertext, collective narratives, and online collective knowledge communities / Scott Rettberg.
"Update soon!" Harry Potter fanfiction and narrative as a participatory process / Bronwen Thomas.
Blogging on the body : gender and narrative / Ruth Page.
Using the force: LEGO Star wars: the video game, intertextuality, narrative, and play / James Newman and Iain Simons.
Digital narratives, cultural inclusion and educational possibility : going new places with old stories in elementary school / Heather Lotherington. Just as the explosive growth of digital media has led to ever-expanding narrative possibilities and practices, so these new electronic modes of storytelling have, in their own turn, demanded a rapid and radical rethinking of narrative theory. This timely volume takes up the challenge, deeply and broadly considering the relationship between digital technology and narrative theory in the face of the changing landscape of computer-mediated communication. New Narratives reflects the diversity of its subject by bringing together some of the foremost practitioners and theorists of digital narratives. It extends the range of digital subgenres examined by narrative theorists to include forms that have become increasingly prominent, new examples of experimental hypertext, and contemporary video games. The collection also explicitly draws connections between the development of narrative theory, technological innovation, and the use of narratives in particular social and cultural contexts. Finally, New Narratives focuses on how the tools provided by new technologies may be harnessed to provide new ways of both producing and theorizing narrative. Truly interdisciplinary, the book offers broad coverage of contemporary narrative theory, including frameworks that draw from classical and postclassical narratology, linguistics, and media studies..
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