Keitai Shousetsu: A Study of Japan's Mobile Phone Fiction

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Introduction

Context

Keitai Shousetsu: Who, What, How?

Keitai Shousetsu and Participatory Culture

Bestsellers and Crossovers

Praise and Criticism

Cell Phone Novels Outside of Japan

Reflection

Works Cited

Works Cited

Ash, Katie. "A Novel Idea Crafted on a Cellphone." Education Week: Digital Directions. 2 (2008): 12.

Bodomo, Adams B. Computer-Mediated Communication for Linguistics and Literacy: Technology and Natural Language. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2010.
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Chavis, Vicki. "Cell Phone Novels Have Arrived in North America." suite101. 28 September 2009.
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Clark, Ruth Cox. "Cell Phone Novels: 140 Characters at a Time." Young Adult Library Services. 7.2. (2009): 29-31.
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Dooley, Ben. "Big in Japan: A Cellphone Novel For You, the Reader." The Millions. 31 January 2008.
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Farrar, Laura. "Cell Phone Stories Writing New Chapter in Print Publishing." CNN. 26 February 2009.
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Galbraith, Patrick W. "Cell Phone Novels Come of Age." Japan Today. n.d.
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Goggin, Gerard. Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life. London: Routledge, 2006.

Goodyear, Dana. "Letters From Japan: I ♥ Novels." New Yorker. 22-29 December 2008.
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Grossman, Lev. "Books Gone Wild: The Digital Age Reshapes Literature." Time Magazine. 21 January 2009.
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Hjorth, Larissa. "The Big Bang: An Example of Mobile Media as New Media." ACM Computers in Entertainment 7.2. (2009): Article 19, 1-13.

Ito, Mizuko. "Media Literacy and Social Action in a Post-Pokemon World." 24 February 2009.
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---. "New Media Practices in Japan Part III: Mobile." Futures of Learning. 15 April 2009.
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Jenkins, Henry, et al. "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century." 2006.
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Kane, Yukari Iwatani. "Ring! Ring! Ring! In Japan, Novelists Find a New Medium." The Wall Street Journal. 26 September 2007.
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Marx, W. David. "Koizora: Empathy and Anonymous Creation." clast: breaking down consumer and media insights in Japan. 16 November 2007.
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Norrie, Justin. "In Japan, Cellular Storytelling is All the Rage." The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 December 2007.
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Onishi, Norimitsu. "Thumbs Race as Japan's Best Sellers Go Cellular." The New York Times. 20 January 2008.
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Parker, Emily. "Is Technology Dumbing Down Japanese?" The New York Times. 8 November 2009.
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West, Mark D. Love Judges: The Crisis of Intimacy in Japanese Law and Society. forthcoming.
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This paper was originally written in December 2009 by Brianna Erban for LIS 585: Multimedia Literacies. This revised version was submitted to fulfill the requirements for LIS 600: Capping Exercise at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Last updated May 6, 2010.