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 www.dichtung-digital.de (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