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The computer game as fictional form

Barry Atkins

in More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The formal characteristics of the computer game as an independent form need examination if it is to be treated with the seriousness, as a massively popular form of cultural expression, that it ... More


Fantastically real: reading Tomb Raider

Barry Atkins

in More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The questions of form examined in this chapter follow from the central premise that Tomb Raider can be ‘read’ as fiction, and as self-conscious fiction in which serious play is made not just in game ... More


Trauma Fiction

Anne Whitehead

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618576
eISBN:
9780748651726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The literary potential of trauma is examined in this book, bringing trauma theory and literary texts together to focus on the ways in which contemporary novelists explore the theme of trauma and ... More


More than a game?

Barry Atkins

in More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the three-way intersection between simulation, game, and real. It argues that we are so blinded by the sheen reflecting off our consoles and computers and by ... More


Modes

Joseph Brooker

in Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed: Volume 9

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633944
eISBN:
9780748651818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633944.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides an assessment of trends that are associated with postmodernism. It begins with a section on the versions of postmodernism, and then moves on to a discussion of the break from ... More


Short Fictional Forms and the Rise of the Tale

Anthony Jarrells

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses some of the short fictional forms that persisted in as well as alongside the novel. These short fictional forms include chapbook and bluebook abridgements, religious tracts, ... More


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