Blogging and blooks: Communal authorship in a contemporary context

  • Staci Stutsman Syracuse University
Keywords: Authorship, Barthes, Fulda, Interactivity, New media, Powell

Abstract

The motivations behind the evolution of the blog to book vary from economic aspirations to a need for further fame to editors seizing an opportunity of publishing an author with a ready-made audience. I argue another motivation may be at work: blogging authors may view the switch into the less fluid medium of the print text as an attempt to reassert authorial control.

Published
2012-06-03
Section
Symposium