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"Boring, Frustrating, Impossible": Tracing the Negative Affects of Reading from Interviews to Story CirclesDownload
How can you trace the negative affects of reading experiences? Reading studies research often relies on heroic, transformational and celebratory narratives about reading elicited from research participants but also co-produced by the researchers because of the methods employed. In this essay we...
Coda: The Multimodal Reader: Or, How my obsession with NRK's "Skam" made me think again about readers, reading and digital mediaDownload
Using a mix of autoethnographic stories and ‘critical side-ways thinking,’ this Coda reexamines the key terms of the special section on ‘reading, readers and digital media.’ The author’s fan practices as a follower of NRK’s transmedia television show Skam inform both observations about and...
Digital Historicism: Archival Footage, Digital Interface, and Historiographic Effects in Call of Duty: World at WarDownload
Historical videogames offer the promise of a new relationship between the reader of history and the account of an historical event, potentially transforming the “reader” of history into the active “user” or even “maker” of history. Indeed, the concept of historical videogames suggests that the...
Introduction to a special themed section of the journal "Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies" entitled "Readers, Reading and Digital Media." The authors discuss the history and problems of conceptualising readers as audiences and introduce the 14 articles in the themed...
The Passion of Oroonoko situatues Aphra Behn's novella Oroonoko (1689) within the context of debates about passive obedience and political obligation during the Revolution of 1688-9. It argues that Oroonoko leverages residual theories and forms of representing human action (baroque allegory,...
Everyone knows that when the heroine of Alexander Pope's mock-epic The Rape of the Lock exclaims, \"Oh hadst thou, Cruel! Been content to seize/ Hairs less in sight, or any Hairs but these,\" she is talking about her virginity (IV. 175-176). Most critics take Belinda's distress over losing a lock...