College Papers

In an attempt to bridge the gap between what is considered as literature

In an attempt to bridge the gap between what is considered as literature, mainly
the novel, and a medium seemingly different; videogames, in terms of narrative and
literariness, this chapter will serve as a ground for laying some concept definitions as
well as the relevant existing literature necessary to build the research on. The chapter
will begin by defining the art the extended essay is concerned with, Literature, and
its most prominent form, the novel as it is considered the medium’s epitomic genre
of narrative fiction or ‘storytelling’, challenged only by film in recent times, whereas
videogames remain largely unexplored or properly examined for their literary merits
by scholars who mainly focus on either their social and cognitive effects or game
mechanics.