Media Marathoning: Immersions in Morality by Lisa Glebatis Perks

By Lisa Glebatis Perks

Media Marathoning: Immersions in Morality is a scholarly learn of the serious dating among reader and tale global, interpreting the way in which audiences turn into absorbed in a fictive textual content and devote many hours to exploring its narrative contours. instead of view those media reports as senseless indulgences, “media marathoning” connotes a conjoined triumph of dedication and stamina. in comparison to extra conventional, slower-paced media engagement styles, media marathoning gives readers higher intensity of tale international engagement, maximizing the emotional and cognitive rewards of the media adventure. via immersive marathoning reviews, audiences can heavily have interaction with mediated questions about human nature and society, refining our orientation towards morality via inner discussion in regards to the tale and conversation with different readers as we approach the significant trip. As electronic applied sciences facilitate more straightforward, user-centered entry to media texts, narratives elevate in complexity, and extra readers search immersive tale international reviews, marathoning seems to be the recent basic of media engagement. Drawing from qualitative reports of publication, movie, and tv marathoners, besides textual research of usually marathoned tales, Media Marathoning provides a holistic examine marathoning’s cultural impact.

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