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Narrative as virtual reality : immersion and interactivity in literature and electronic media

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is there a significant difference in attitude between immersion in a game and immersion in a movie or a novel? As Marie-Laure Ryan demonstrates in this study, the questions raised by interactive  Read more...

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Ryan, Marie-Laure, 1946-
Narrative as virtual reality.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00008955
(OCoLC)43864167
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Laure Ryan
ISBN: 0801876818 9780801876813 9780801864872 0801864879
OCLC Number: 51481153
Awards: Winner of Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies 2004 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 399 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Virtuality --
The Two (and Thousand) Faces of the Virtual --
Virtual Reality as Dream and as Technology --
Interlude: Virtual Realities of the Mind: Baudelaire, Huysmans, Coover --
The Poetics of Immersion --
The Text as World: Theories of Immersion --
Interlude: The Discipline of Immersion: Ignatius of Loyola --
Presence of the Textual World: Spatial Immersion --
Immersive Paradoxes: Temporal and Emotional Immersion --
Interlude: Virtual Narration as Allegory of Immersion --
The Poetics of Interactivity --
From Immersion to Interactivity: The Text as World versus the Text as Game --
Interlude: The Game-Reader and the World-Reader: Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler --
Hypertext: The Functions and Effects of Selective Interactivity --
Interlude: Adventures in Hypertext: Michael Joyce's Twelve Blue --
Can Coherence Be Saved? Selective Interactivity and Narrativity --
Interlude: I'm Your Man: Anatomy of an Interactive Movie --
Reconciling Immersion and Interactivity --
Participatory Interactivity from Life Situations to Drama --
Participatory Interactivity in Electronic Media --
Interlude: Dream of the Interactive Immersive Book: Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age --
Conclusion: Literature in the Media Landscape.
Series Title: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Responsibility: Marie-Laure Ryan.

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