La lecture au prisme de la simultanéité

  • The development of extended and multimedia narrative forms has changed our conception of reading. When we read or watch a text, we realize that surrounding elements are just as important as those placed at the center of our attention. Based on two case studies, a webdocumentary entitled "Prison Valley" and the concept of 'hyper reading' elaborated by N. Katherine Hayles, this article demonstrates how simultaneity turns out to be a determining parameter in the reception of non-linear narrative forms. By accentuating the spatial aspect of the page/screen, simultaneity crystallizes the two fundamental components of the contemporary, which are differentiation and contiguity, within the limits of the individual reading experience. What I call "simultaneous reading" becomes thus a laboratory to fully grasp the heterogenous nature of the contemporary, in both its subjective and its paradigmatic dimensions.

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Author:Marie Kondrat
Parent Title (French):Colloquium Helveticum : cahiers suisses de littérature générale et comparée 49.2020
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/12/09
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/22
Tag:Prison Valley
GND Keyword:Gleichzeitigkeit; Lektüre; Gegenwart; Hypermedia
Page Number:11
First Page:176
Last Page:186
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Das Relationspotential von Sprachen, Literaturen und Kulturen (Colloquium Helveticum ; 49.2020)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0