New Perspectives on Digital Literature: Criticism and Analysis, at dichtung-digital

A new special issue of dichtung-digital entitled ‘New Perspectives on Digital Literature: Criticism and Analysis’ is now available at (click on ‘english’ and ‘Current Issue’).

The issue is edited by Astrid Ensslin and Alice Bell and focuses on the close reading of digital literature and includes eight essays analysing a range of texts including hypertext fiction, online fanfiction, computer games and machinima:

  • Thea Pitman – Hypertext in Context: Space and Time in Latin American Hypertext and Hypermedia Fictions
  • Bronwen Thomas – Canons and Fanons: Literary Fanfiction Online
  • Robin Stoate – Internet Detectives: Performativity and Policing Authenticity on the Internet
  • Jessica Pressman – Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries’s Nippon and the Aesthetic of Compilation
  • Matthew S. S. Johnson – Combat to Conversation: Towards a Theoretical Foundation for the Study of Games
  • Dave Ciccoricco – “Play, Memory”: Shadow of the Colossus and Cognitive Workouts
  • Esther MacCallum-Stewart and Justin Parsler – Illusory Agency in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  • Michael Nitsche – Claiming Its Space: Machinima