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Česká literatura a nová média. Prolegomena k tématu
Czech literature and new media. A prolegomena to the subject

Author(s): Karel Piorecký
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Czech literature; literary culture; new media; internet; remediation

Summary/Abstract: This study deals with the transformation that Czech literature and literary culture have undergone as new media and communications technologies (particularly the internet) have come onto the scene and proliferated since the latter half of the 1990s. The study comes together with a contrasting analysis of the relations between the 1920s Czech literary avant-garde and film, the new media of its era. The methodological framework for the study is the concept of remediation as presented by Jay David Bolter and adapted by the author of the study for the requirements of literary history research. The material that is reviewed is structured in terms of two key spheres, the first being formed by the Czech internet environment itself, giving rise to new possibilities and opportunities for creative work, as well as the presentation and reflection of literary texts (hypertexts structures, literary forums and blogs), while the second sphere is formed by texts published in traditional printed form, but which clearly refer at the compositional, genre and thematic levels to the new digital technologies and media (the blog novel, e-mail novel and text-message poems). In conclusion the study defines three basic ways in which Czech literature interacts with the internet (for artistic, distributive and marketing use).

  • Issue Year: 60/2012
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 821-850
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Czech