The Society for Critical Exchange

2006 MMLA Convention
9-12 November
Chicago, Illinois

Abducting the Interactive

Session abstracts

Original call for papers


The Interactivity of Literature:
Literary Work as a Communicational Artifact

Saturday, 11 November 2006
All sessions held in
Palmer House Hilton, Clark 7

Session A
8:30-10:00 a.m.

1.“‘Anxiety of Inactivity,' or the Notion of Interactivity in a Broader Literary Context,”
William Quirk, University of Virginia

2. “Entering the Interactive Text: Postmodern Wizardry and the Gothic Tradition in Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves”
Elly Williams, Ohio University

3. “Nathan Zuckerman and Narrative Interactivity”
Daniel Anderson, Case Western Reserve University

Session B
10:00-11:45 a.m.

4. “Navigating the Gap: the Audience's Role in Interactive Digital Narratives”
Jeff Ritchie, Lebanon Valley College

5. “Between the Aleph and the Mandala: Touring Buenos Aires with María Negroni”
Patrick O'Connor, Oberlin College

6. “From Hyperlink to Hyperchain Gang: Interactivity as a Surrogate for Collaboration”
Natalija Grgorinic, Case Western Reserve University
Ognjen Raden

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