Creative Writing

New Media Stories: Subjectivity, Feminism and Narrative Structures

CupcakesThis successfully defended thesis argues that the relative ease with which multimodal and interactive elements can be introduced into online fiction demands a suitable mode of literary analysis and existing hypertext theory, largely formulated for application to early offline hypertexts, is inadequate for the critical interpretation of such born digital fictions.

The purpose of this study has been twofold: to examine multimodality and to interpret how it has been used to represent subjectivity, temporality and multiple worlds.


Laccetti, Jessica, "Reading Links as Reading Strategies," Blurring the Boundaries, ed. Bernd Herzogenrath, Mellen Press, 2009.

Laccetti, Jessica, "Narrative Beginnings in Hyperfictions," Anthology of Narrative Beginnings, ed. Brian Richardson, University of Nebraska Press, Spring 2008.

Laccetti, Jessica, "Towards a Loosening of Categories: A Response to postfeminism," Electronic Review of Books, 2006. Available at URL:


Thomas, Sue, Chris Joseph, Jessica Laccetti et al., "Transliteracy: Crossing Divides," First Monday 12.12, 3 December 2007. Available at URL:

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Dr Jessica Laccetti
Email: jlaccetti [at]