Just published by IMNN member Ryan Lizardi (Ed): Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia

Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia
Ryan Lizardi (Ed.)
Peter Lang, 2019 – 238 pp.

From explorations of video game series to Netflix shows to Facebook timelines, Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia helps readers understand what it is actually like to be nostalgic in a world that increasingly asks us to interact with our past. Interdisciplinary authors tackle the subject from historical, philosophical, rhetorical, sociological, and economic perspectives, all the while asking big questions about what it means to be asked to be active participants in our own mediated histories. Scholars and pop culture enthusiasts alike will find something to love as this collection moves from a look at traditional interactive media, such as video games, to nostalgia within all things digital and ends with a rethinking of the potentials of nostalgia itself.

Table of Contents

Introduction, RYAN LIZARDI

Section 1: Playing Through Nostalgia
1. Reconstructing Lara: The Tomb Raider Reboot as Nostalgic Experience, ASHLEY P. JONES
2. “Been There, Done That!”: An Examination of Media Nostalgia as a Creative Practice for Creating New Retro Games,
3. Lego Historical War Sub-Cultures: Idealized Play and Nostalgia, JONATHAN M. BULLINGER
4. The Development of Video Game Emulation and Its Subjective Nostalgic Experiences, RYAN LIZARDI

Section 2: Digitally Nostalgic
5. An Anthem for Outcasts: The Nostalgia of Friendship in Stranger Things, RAYMOND BLANTON
6. Click for Dixie: Virtual Plantation Tours’ Use of White Nostalgia and Directed Narrative Experience, ALEXANDRA LIPPERT AND CARSON S. KAY
7. Subjectivities in Automated Nostalgia: Social Media and Everyday Nostalgic Longing for the Past/Present, JEONGHYUN LEE
8. Representations of the Communist Period in Romanian Digital Communities: A Quest for Online “Displaced Nostalgia”, ALEXANDRA BARDAN AND NATALIA VASILENDIUC

Section 3: Rethinking Nostalgic Experiences
9. Media-as-Things: A Nonhistorical Nostalgia Through Failure, MANI MEHRVARZ AND MARYAM MULIAEE
10. Making Sense of Cultural Crisis: Radical Nostalgia, Iconic Representations, and Popular Culture, EMILY TRUMAN
11. Assessing the Political Possibilities of Interactive Nostalgia, SALLY J. SPALDING





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