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A Hyperlinked Past: Theorizing Retroactive Continuity

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This is a brief introduction to the major themes and topics that will be covered by the book. It defines retroactive continuity/retconning and connects that narrative technique to the prevalence of ... More


Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Andrew J. Friedenthal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book argues that the narrative/world-building technique known as retroactive continuity, often overlooked by literary scholars and media historians alike, has become a naturalized and ubiquitous ... More


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