Performativity in Art, Literature, and Videogames 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Darshana Jayemanne

Year 2017
Pages 331
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319544502
File Size 6.5 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This book modifies the concept of performativity with media theory in order to build a rigorous method for analyzing videogame performances. Beginning with an interdisciplinary exploration of performative motifs in Western art and literary history, the book shows the importance of framing devices in orienting audiences’ experience of art. The frame, as a site of paradox, links the book’s discussion of theory with close readings of texts, which include artworks, books and videogames. The resulting method is interdisciplinary in scope and will be of use to researchers interested in the performative aspects of gaming, art, digital storytelling and nonlinear narrative.