Avatar, Identification, Pornography [by John Frow, with responses from Tony Bennett and Stephen Muecke]
Fictional character is textually constructed in the play between positions of enunciation and figural constructs in the storyworld, and these positions are cumulatively and complexly filled during the course of a prose narrative or a lyric or a film or gameplay. This article explores that work through a discussion of the role of avatars in digital gaming and of the inscription of the reader or viewer into pornography.
Fictional character, digital gaming, avatars, pornography
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