Author Archives: mer95

Visuals are Just as Important as the Writing!

I chose to focus on Donna Leishman’s RedRidinghood from 2001, found here http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/leishman__redridinghood/index.htm . I had high hopes for this piece. Interactive literature, based on a fairy tale but with added adult themes, feminist creator, almost entirely visual? It sounds … Continue reading

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Vniverse: The 2014 iPad App

When reading Vniverse, I had a rather different experience than the rest of the class because I chose to spend most of my time reading the text on the 2014 iPad app rather than the 2002 flash website. I think … Continue reading

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Now that we’re “done”

Over the course of reading the book I saved some helpful infographics that might help everyone understand exactly what just happened over the course of 1079 pages. Since today’s the day the reading should be finished, I can finally post … Continue reading

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Philip Sayer’s “Representing Entertainment(s) in Infinite Jest”

Sayers begins his essay by comparing Roland Barthes’ description of cinema from his essay “Upon Leaving the Movie Theater” to Wallace’s descriptions of The Entertainment. Sayers cites that both texts “[compare] the movie-going experience to hypnosis, and [describe] the spectator … Continue reading

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Wallace’s Subtle Hints in the Beginning of Infinite Jest

“Avril Incandenza still sticks with the old L’Islet- region practice of taking just tea and nibbles at U.S. suppertime and waiting to eat seriously until right before bed. Cultured Canadians tend the think vertical digestion makes the mind unkeen. Some … Continue reading

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