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Taking My Time: Anxiety of Narrative and Temporality in Steve Tomasula’s TOC and VAS
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2011 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Authors such as Steve Tomasula simultaneously respond to a long tradition of word-and-image combinations in literature and engage with radically new possibilities for re-imagining the function of the visual in written and oral texts. Tomasula’s TOC and VAS condition readers to a “polyaesthetics,” a multifaceted reading of multimodal texts that demands new theorization of the reader’s sense of proprioception (true or imagined) and spatio-temporality as navigational device propelling experience. The paper defines “polyaesthetics” in relation to Tomasula’s two narratives and its implications for the larger field of digital literatures.

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A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present , 2011.
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digital literature, digital media, experimental literature, interfaces
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7345Local ID: diva2:834952
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-01-04 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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