eBook Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture, 1st Edition

  • Nadine Desrochers
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  • ISBN-10: 1466660031
  • ISBN-13: 9781466660038
  • DDC: 401.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 419 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The paratext framework is now used in a variety of fields to assess, measure, analyze, and comprehend the elements that provide thresholds, allowing scholars to better understand digital objects. Researchers from many disciplines revisit paratextual theories in order to grasp what surrounds text in the digital age. Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture suggests a theoretical and practical tool for building bridges between disciplines interested in conducting joint research and exploration of digital culture. Helping scholars from different fields find an interdisciplinary framework and common language to study digital objects, this book serves as a useful reference for academics, librarians, professionals, researchers, and students, offering a collaborative outlook and perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Contextualizing Paratextual Theory in Digital Culture.
1: The Context of Paratext: A Bibliometric Study of the Citation Contexts of Gérard Genette's Texts.
2: The Margins of Bookishness: Paratexts in Digital Literature.
3: E-Literary Text and New Media Paratexts.
4: Mashup as Paratextual Practice: Beyond Digital Objects (in the Age of Networked Media).
Questioning the Source: Authorship, Ownership, and Appropriation.
5: Paratexts and Documentary Practices: Text Mining Authorship and Acknowledgment from a Bioinformatics Corpus.
6: Digital Paratext, Editorialization, and the Very Death of the Author.
7: Get Out of My Sandbox: Web Publication, Authority, and Originality.
8: Iterations and Evolutions: Paratext and Intertext in Fanfiction.
The Digital Paratext and its Objects: Case Studies.
9: Bridging the Unknown: An Interdisciplinary Case Study of Paratext in Electronic Literature.
10: Melodrama Remediated: The Political Economy of Literary Database Paratexts.
11: The Functionality of Paratexts on YouTube.
12: The Pornographic Paratexts of Pornhub.
13: Video Game Framings.
14: Thresholds of Transmedia Storytelling:Applying Gérard Genette's Paratextual Theory to the 39 Clues Series for Young Readers.
From the “Book as Object” to the “Digital as Object”: A Nod to the Industry.
15: Ebooks and the Digital Paratext: Emerging Trends in the Interpretation of Digital Media.
16: Post-Book Paratext: Designing for Haptic Harmony.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.