Media Marathoning: Immersions in Morality by Lisa Glebatis Perks

By Lisa Glebatis Perks

Media Marathoning: Immersions in Morality is a scholarly research of the serious courting among reader and tale global, studying 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 offers readers better intensity of tale global engagement, maximizing the emotional and cognitive rewards of the media adventure. via immersive marathoning stories, audiences can heavily interact 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 strategy the significant trip. As electronic applied sciences facilitate more uncomplicated, user-centered entry to media texts, narratives raise in complexity, and extra readers search immersive tale global reports, marathoning appears to be like to be the recent general of media engagement. Drawing from qualitative reports of publication, movie, and tv marathoners, besides textual research of often marathoned tales, Media Marathoning provides a holistic examine marathoning’s cultural impact.

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