Visual Art And Videogame As The Origin Of New Digital Poetry Genres

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 41, 2021, pp. 
225-235

Visual Art And Videogame As The Origin Of New Digital Poetry Genres

Pozharytska Olena

Article first published online: May 01, 2021 


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 Author Information: 

Pozharytska Olena, PhD, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine. Her areas of research interests include theoretical grammar, narratology, syntax, digital literature studies, communicative linguistics and literary semantics. Correspondence: morpo@ukr.net


Citation: 
Pozharytska, O. Visual Art And Videogame As The Origin Of New Digital Poetry Genres [Text] // Linhvistychni Studiyi / Linguistic Studies : collection of scientific papers / Vasyl' Stus 
Donetsk National University; Ed. by Anatoliy Zahnitko. Vinnytsia : Vasyl' Stus DonNU, 2021. Vol. 41. Pp. 225-235. ISBN 966-7277-88-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31558/1815-3070.2021.41.22

Publication History:

Volume first published online: May 01, 2021
Article received: March 20, 2021, accepted: April 03, 2021 and first published online: May 01, 2021

Annotation.

Подана розвідка спрямована на порівняльне дослідження візуальних/відео- звуко-вих/візуально-звукових віршів та віршів-відеоігор як типових жанрів дигітальної поезії.  У процесі роботи зроблено такі висновки. У той час, як візуальні/відео-звукові/візуально-звукові вірші сягають корінням візуального мистецтва та експериментують з ним, велика роль, яка відводиться саме мовним компонентам у них, підкреслює необхідність виокремлення їх в ок-ремий жанр саме дигітальної поезії, а не візуального мистецтва. Вірші-відеоігри характеризуються такими типовими рисами цифрової поезії, як людичність та інтерактив¬ність, що уможливлюють новий рівень читацької імерсії.

Keywords: visual/video-and-audio/visual-and-audio poems, poems-videogames, interactivity, ludative nature, digital poetry, immersion. 



Abstract.

VISUAL ART AND VIDEOGAME AS THE ORIGIN OF NEW DIGITAL POETRY GENRES 

Olena Pozharytska

Chair of English Grammar, Romance-Germanic Faculty, Odesa Mechnikov National Univer-sity, Odesa, Ukraine

Abstract

Background: Modern technologies have not only helped modern people in their daily routine, but also evoked a new form of literature, basing on digital devices, written with their help or per-formed by them. Thus, digital literature and poetry in particular are more and more frequently becoming the object of linguistic interest.

Purpose: The purpose of the given article is to determine the principles of singling out such genres of digital poetry as visual/video-and-audio/visual-and-audio poems and poems-videogames. 

Results: Visual/video-and-audio/visual-and-audio poems make up a borderline genre in digital studies, encompassing both language means and visual and audio art. However, an important role played by language as a specific type of code expressing the idea of the poem permits classifying such works of art as digital poems. They are characterised by puns and irony, often resting on both visual/visual-and-audio and language means. Poems-videogames, in their turn, give readers more in-teractivity and have a ludative nature, stemming out of their videogame-like form and multimodality, which enhances the readers’ immersion while reading/playing the poem.

Discussion: As the prospects of our investigation, we see a comparative research of poems-videogames and regular videogames from the point of view of their ludonarratives’ communicative loading and structure.

Keywords: visual/video-and-audio/visual-and-audio poems, poems-videogames, interactivity, ludative nature, digital poetry, immersion. 

Vitae

Olena Pozharytska is a PhD, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine. Her areas of research interests include theoretical grammar, narratology, syntax, digital literature studies, communicative linguistics and literary se-mantics.

Correspondence: morpo@ukr.net


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