The Princess Murderer

"'The Princess Murderer,' a Flash fiction, was originally published in the Iowa Web Review in 2003 and deals with a number of formal and thematic issues that are of interest to scholars of digital fiction. Due to its satirical approach to intertextuality, it may be referenced as both a hypertext in the Genettian sense of being based on an earlier hypo-text (Charles Perrault's 'La Barbe bleue,' or 'Bluebeard') and a piece of fan fiction. Its distinctly ludic character is thematized and problematized by references to the fatal repercussions of clicking (clicking equals killing princesses) and by the tongue-in-cheek subversion of stereotypical melodramatic game endings (having to save the princess, but what if there are too many of them all of a sudden?). Of further analytical interest are, for instance, the text's focus on gender/pornography and technology, on Gothic fiction and media, and its multimodality (you need sound to read it)." -- From Electronic Literature Directory

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The Iowa Review Web

Published in 2003 by The Iowa Review Web in Volume 5.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Lynne Nugent at the Iowa Review in Summer 2016. Preserved with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab. Copy media format: web.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Journal

The Deena Larsen Collection

Published in 2003 by The Iowa Review Web.

This copy was given to ELO by Deena Larsen in Fall of 2018. One of the 16 works moved from a CD-ROM containing back up files from Deena Larsen's hard drive.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Journal

ORIGINAL URL

http://www.deenalarsen.net/princess/index.html

The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Collection

Published in 2003 by the creator.

This copy was given to ELO by Marjorie Luesebrink in Spring of 2018. This CD-ROM copy is signed in the artist's hand: "To Margie / w/love/ Deena & geniwate / 1/3/04."

PUBLICATION TYPE

E-lit Object