Gaming the Composition

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Digital media offers specific affordances to the fiction author, including multimodality, non- and poly-linear structures, and interactivity. Current studies focus on reader response and literacy; little is understood about how authors compose and conceive digital fiction. This ethnographic study of undergraduate writers composing digital and prose fiction expands the first author’s practice-based research on digital composition, which found that digital composition has significant effects on writer cognition, approach to story, and narrative elements.


  • digital writing, composition
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 8 Jul 2016
EventInternational Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference - Chicago, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20168 Jul 2016


ConferenceInternational Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference
Abbreviated titleIGEL 2016
CountryUnited States

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