Live(s) Online: Narrative Performance, Presence, and Community in

  title={Live(s) Online: Narrative Performance, Presence, and Community in},
  author={Kurt Lindemann},
  journal={Text and Performance Quarterly},
  pages={354 - 372}
  • Kurt Lindemann
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Art
  • Text and Performance Quarterly
Online journals increasingly provide an accessible way to narrate a desired self. This essay examines user posts on LiveJournal, one of the largest free online journal sites in the world. Drawing on scholarly considerations of the diary, narrative performance and technology, and verbal art as performance, this essay examines online journals as performances of verbal artistry and communicative competence that create and sustain “community” through audience response. Ultimately, online narrative… 

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