From „Shiftbooks” to “Shiftliterature”. Categories of Literary Interfaces and Liberacy in Characterizing Literature of Transmedial Times

Agnieszka Przybyszewska

Abstrakt
In this paper, the theory of “liberacy” is understood in the context of various other theories that might fall under the umbrella term of “textual materialism.” At the same time, Porczak’s concept of shiftart is tested to characterize this specific kind of literature. Firstly, Przybyszewska shows that, in this context, the concept of shiftart is useful because it grabs and vividly depicts a shift in literary communication which is underlined by all theorists of textual materialism. Thus, liberary work is described in the paper along with the synonymous term shiftbook. The second part of the article turns to the works of Milorad Pavić. Some other examples are used to examine how the material (shift)book can function as an interface for non-linear writing; something that works even better that any electronic interface. The last part of the paper develops this question in a broader context: it concentrates on the problem of untranslatable material literary interfaces and the differences between electronic and material versions of (shifted) books.
Słowa kluczowe: Shiftbook, textual materialism, liberacy, Milorad Pavić, nonlinear literature, literary interfaces
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