Performativity in Art, Literature, and Videogames


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This book modifies the concept of performativity with media theory in order to build a rigorous method for analyzing videogame performances. Beginning with an interdisciplinary exploration of performative motifs in Western art and literary history, the book shows the importance of framing devices in orienting audiences' experience of art. The frame, as a site of paradox, links the book's discussion of theory with close readings of texts, which include artworks, books and videogames. The resulting method is interdisciplinary ...

Performativity in Art, Literature, and Videogames 2017, Palgrave MacMillan, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319544502

2017 edition