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Nicola McDonald

, however imperfectly, takes its audience outside of the norms and conventions that structure everyday life; this may simply be a liberation from real-time and real-space, but equally it provides an opportunity for the radical formation of new times and spaces. MUP_McDonald_01_Intro 14 11/18/03, 16:56 A polemical introduction 15 Fictional worlds necessarily have limits – the limits of what is (for audience and author) possible – but, generally speaking, the more flagrantly a text promotes itself as fiction, the greater are its opportunities to test precisely those

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Reading practices and participation in digital and medieval media
Heather Blatt

democratizing rhetoric of earlier criticism to argue that digital media in many cases perpetuates, if not increases, restrictions on interactors.9 Considering such, Henning Ziegler highlights how digital media creates these restrictions through the very mechanism that had previously been lauded as the hallmark of digital media’s liberation from the passivity and fixity of print: the hyperlink. Ziegler explains that ‘The link necessarily partakes in a hegemonic framework that actually highlights the limits of choice rather than its possibilities.’10 Ziegler emphasizes that, by

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England
A queer history
Peter Buchanan

introduction to it. Monnier's introduction helps situate the novel, revealing the journalistic eye that Bryher brought to the work of building her characters, among whose number we should include the setting of the novel, the Warming Pan itself. Bryher relied on observations of actual people and places during the Blitz and adapted them to the shifting narrative of her novel. For Monnier, Bryher's work deserves comparison to ‘the admirable documentary films that were shown to us a bit after the Liberation’, but is also elevated by ‘the art of the novel, that is to say, a

in Dating Beowulf