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Author Ryan, Marie-Laure, 1946-

Title Avatars of story [electronic resource] / Marie-Laure Ryan.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxiv, 275 pages) : illustrations.
Series Electronic mediations ; v. 17
Electronic mediations ; v. 17.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-264) and index.
Contents Narrative, media, and modes -- Drawing and transgressing fictional boundaries -- Narrative in fake and real reality TV -- Narrative in real time -- Toward an interactive narratology -- Interactive fiction and storyspace hypertext -- Web-based narrative, multimedia, and interactive drama -- Computer games as narrative -- Metaleptic machines.
Summary Marie-Laure Ryan moves beyond literary works to examine other media, especially electronic narrative forms, revealing how story, a form of meaning that transcends cultures and media, achieves diversity by presenting itself under multiple avatars. Ryan considers texts such as the reality television show Survivor, the film The Truman Show, and software-driven hypertext fiction, and anticipates the time when media will provide new ways to experience stories.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Narration (Rhetoric)
Interactive multimedia.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780816697861 (electronic bk.)
0816697868 (electronic bk.)