Teju Cole’s small fates: producing leisure space and leisure time on Twitter

Purcell, S. J. (2016) Teju Cole’s small fates: producing leisure space and leisure time on Twitter. In: Carnicelli, S., McGillivray, D. and McPherson, G. (eds.) Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 166-178. ISBN 9781138955073

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This chapter addresses contemporary literary practice and the production of leisure space and leisure time within networked digital environs. It argues that, although appearing increasingly incompatible with the work-bias of networked digital tools, leisure is not inevitably incongruous to digital environs. Predicated on Josef Pieper’s concept of leisure as a phenomenon arising from a spatial and temporal sphere, the chapter adopts Teju Cole’s small fates Twitter project as literary exemplar of a liberal arts practice that both exposes and challenges the platform’s functional and structural biases on spatial and temporal fronts, effectively carving out a place for leisure within its digital environs.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purcell, Mr Stuart
Authors: Purcell, S. J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division

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