The paratext framework is now used in a variety of fields to assess, measure, analyze, and comprehend the elements that provide thresholds, allowing scholars to better understand digital objects. Researchers from many disciplines revisit paratextual theories in order to grasp what surrounds text in the digital age.
Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture suggests a theoretical and practical tool for building bridges between disciplines interested in conducting joint research and exploration of digital culture. Helping scholars from different fields find an interdisciplinary framework and common language to study digital objects, this book serves as a useful reference for academics, librarians, professionals, researchers, and students, offering a collaborative outlook and perspective.
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Scholars of information and library sciences, literature, and various social sciences offer several perspectives on the potential uses and expansions of paratextual theory in digital culture. They cover contextualizing paratextual theory in digital culture; questioning the source: authorship, ownership, and appropriation; case studies of the digital paratext and its object; and from the "book as object" to the "digital as object." Specific topics include electronic literary text and new media paratexts, text mining authorship and acknowledgment from a bioinformatics corpus, iteration and evolutions: paratext and intertext in fanfiction, the pornographic paratexts of Pornhub, and post-book paratext: designing for haptic harmony.
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