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dc.contributor.authorKeskinen, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-04T18:18:54Z
dc.date.available2019-02-04T18:18:54Z
dc.date.issued2019fi
dc.identifier.citationKeskinen, M. (2019). Narrating Selves amid Library Shelves : Literary Mediation and Demediation in S. by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. <em>Partial Answers : Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas</em>, 17 (1), 141-158. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1353/pan.2019.0008">doi:10.1353/pan.2019.0008</a>fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_80408
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/62693
dc.description.abstractThis essay focuses on the various forms of narrating, mediating, and interpreting selves within and around a book object, the novel S. (2013) by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. The novel S. is an experiment in producing a deceivingly realistic replica of a maltreated library book object, but its discursive practices also rely on familiar literary forms, harking back to epistolary commonplaces, as well as to marginalia, both ancient and modern. The book object S., which carries the text of the novel-within-a-novel, the readers' multilayered markings, and paraphernalia, forms an archive dramatizing the workings of memory, thought, and emotion. That archive also demonstrates how the characters collect, organize, and process data from a variety of media sources. S. also problematizes narration, mediation, and the representation of textual selves through its data overkill verging on unreadability. Modifying Garrett Stewart's notion, the essay considers the possible significances of narrative "demediation" in experiments with the nearly dysfunctional book form. The very act of demediating signifies conceptually, by its very presence, as conceptual art customarily does. In the case of S., it conceptualizes textual communication and minds in interaction even to a degree of confusion, not-reading, or veritable library silence in reception.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPartial Answers : Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.subject.otherkerrontafi
dc.subject.otherkirjatfi
dc.subject.otherartefaktitfi
dc.subject.otherromaanitfi
dc.subject.otherDorst, Dougfi
dc.subject.otherAbrams, J. J.fi
dc.subject.otherlukeminen (toiminta)fi
dc.subject.othersisäkertomuksetfi
dc.subject.otherkokeellinen kirjallisuusfi
dc.subject.othermielifi
dc.subject.othernarrationfi
dc.subject.otherbooksfi
dc.subject.otherartefactsfi
dc.subject.othernovelsfi
dc.subject.otherreading (activity)fi
dc.subject.otherstory within a storyfi
dc.subject.othermediationfi
dc.subject.otherdemediationfi
dc.subject.othertextual communicationfi
dc.subject.othernot-readingfi
dc.subject.otherexperimental literaturefi
dc.subject.othermindfi
dc.titleNarrating Selves amid Library Shelves : Literary Mediation and Demediation in S. by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorstfi
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201901231291
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineKirjallisuus
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-01-23T13:15:11Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange141-158
dc.relation.issn1565-3668
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume17
dc.type.versionFinal Draft
dc.rights.copyright© Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
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dc.relation.doi10.1353/pan.2019.0008


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