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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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A Hyperlinked Past

Andrew J. Friedenthal.

in Retcon Game

April 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 4573 words.

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...

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Virginia Woolf in the Cyber City

Paula Maggio.

in Woolf and the City

September 2010; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 2898 words.

This chapter describes how the World Wide Web realizes Woolf's belief that reading, writing, and learning should have democratic inclusiveness. The Web provides the virtual common ground...

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Woolf Blogging, Blogging Woolf

Paula Maggio.

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

June 2014; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 3026 words.

This chapter argues that Virginia Woolf would approve of blogs and blogging if she were alive today. Wolf would have embraced the World Wide Web, the medium that has revolutionized...

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Trickster authors and tricky readers on the MZD forums

Bronwen Thomas.

in Mark Z. Danielewski

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 6337 words.

Bronwen Thomas investigates new ground in considering the online communities generated by the MZD fan forum websites. These sites sustain and develop the novel’s cult following, with the...

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“The Wild Unicorn Herd Check-In”

Robin Anne Reid.

in Black and Brown Planets

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 5567 words.

Robin Anne Reid, in her standalone essay “‘The Wild Unicorn Herd Check-In’: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction Fandom,” analyses work done by fans of color to increase racial and other...

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Fujoshi Emergent

Jeffry T. Hester.

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond

January 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7673 words.

This chapter discusses the emergence of fujoshi culture in Japan as a controversial and contested figure in popular culture, arguing that the fujoshi is not necessarily in control of her...

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A Re-Vision of the Record

Anthony Dyer Hoefer.

in Comics and the U.S. South

January 2012; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12422 words.

This chapter offers a reading of Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, a webcomic-turned-graphic novel that provides an oral history of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in...

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Print interface to time

Mark B. N. Hansen.

in Mark Z. Danielewski

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7880 words.

Mark B. N. Hansen claims that Only Revolutions exemplifies the claim that digitality has become the textual condition of twenty-first-century literature. He argues that the text affirms the...

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Citation Needed

Andrew J. Friedenthal.

in Retcon Game

April 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 5685 words.

This chapter explores how the concepts of historical revisionism, mutable pasts, and even retroactive continuity have increasingly become a part of life in the 21st century. This is seen...

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The Replacements

Jeffrey A. Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7169 words.

Since 2011, Marvel has introduced new characters to replace some iconic heroes. All of the replacements, called legacy heroes, are women and/or nonwhite characters (for instance, an...

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William Gibson

Gary Westfahl.

August 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 224 pages.

The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer...

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Reform, Modernization, Market Economy, and Cartooning

John A. Lent and Xu Ying.

in Comics Art in China

July 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 24512 words.

The deaths of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai in 1976 and subsequent arrests of the “Gang of Four” for their perpetuation of the Cultural Revolution paved the way for cultural reform, including...

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Writing a New Text: The Role of Cyberculture in Fanfiction Writers’ Transition to “Legitimate” Publishing

Monica Flegel and Jenny Roth.

in Contemporary Women's Writing

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8949 words.

The debate about the monetization of fanfiction and what that might mean for fan writers and systems of publication has been carried out in the blogosphere and among scholars....

Canadian Auto/biography

Julie Rak.

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 6718 words.

Under the broad rubric of life writing studies, the work of autobiography and biography in Canada should be considered more widely than it has in the past, bringing into view a range of...

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The Short Story in Canada

W. H. New.

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English

April 2017; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 7675 words.

This chapter discusses the history of short fiction in Canada. The first decade of the twenty-first century witnessed several social changes that affected the publication of short stories...

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Contemporary Australian Literary Culture

Beth Driscoll.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies - World; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8758 words.

Contemporary Australian literary culture is formed through networks of institutions that support writing and reading. This infrastructure, itself shaped by Australia’s history as a former...

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Reading Reception in the Digital Era

DeNel Rehberg Sedo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (History of the Book). 8473 words.

The digital era offers a plethora of opportunities for readers to exchange opinions, share reading recommendations, and form ties with other readers. This communication often takes place in...

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Dissent, Truthiness, and Skepticism in the Global Media Landscape

Megan Boler and Selena Nemorin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies

December 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Film. 10844 words.

After the terrorist attacks in September 2001, an event that came to be known as 9/11, the United States under President George W. Bush embarked on an unprecedented propaganda campaign....

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Radio and the (Re) Construction of Maya Identity in the Diaspora

Alicia Ivonne Estrada.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American); Media Studies; Literary Studies - World; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7684 words.

Founded in 2003 by Maya immigrants in Los Angeles, California, the radio program Contacto Ancestral, which airs weekly on the community station KPFK and online, creates a sense of community...

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Asian Americans and Digital Games

Christopher B. Patterson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American); Media Studies; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 9810 words.

Asian Americans have frequently been associated with video games. As designers they are considered overrepresented, and specific groups appear to dominate depictions of the game designer,...

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