Beyond the Screen

Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres

Edited by Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla

Transcript-Verlag

Beyond the Screen

Pub Date: March 2010

ISBN: 9783837612585

568 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $60.00

Beyond the Screen

Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres

Edited by Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla

Transcript-Verlag

While literature in computer-based and networked media has so far been experienced by looking at the computer screen and by using keyboard and mouse, nowadays human-machine interactions are organized by considerably more complex interfaces. Consequently, this book focuses on literary processes in interactive installations, locative narratives and immersive environments, in which active engagement and bodily interaction is required from the reader to perceive the literary text. The contributions from internationally renowned scholars analyze how literary structures, interfaces and genres change, and how transitory aesthetic experiences can be documented, archived and edited.
An excellent and ambitious collection that attempts nothing less than a re-calibration of digital aesthetics. www.electronicbookreview.com

About the Author

Jörgen Schäfer (Dr. phil.) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Center Media Upheavals at the University of Siegen. Peter Gendolla (Prof. Dr. phil.) is Professor of Literature, Art, New Media and Technologies and Director of the Research Center Media Upheavals at the University of Siegen.