Departmental Bulletin Paper The Keitai Shosetsu and the Future of the Book

Rebagliati, Gabriele  ,  Gabriele, Rebagliati

This paper aims to investigate the relationship between author and reader in the digital era, using Japanese mobile novels as a concrete example of this change.With the ongoing fervent debate over books ’ digitization, an analysis of the phenomenon of the mobile novels (Keitai Shosetsu) in Japan may be helpful in making significant statements concerning the future of the book, and of literature in general, in the era of new media and investigating important changes in the relationship between the author and the reader.

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