Tag: defamiliarization

Deviant, Mystery, and Defamiliarization

Donna Leishman’s electronic literature Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw is an animated interactive graphic based on the well-known story of the demonic possession of Christian Shaw. Leishman’s animated interactive graphic relies heavily on mystery and defamiliarization to create the overall tone of the narrative. Upon reading the title the reader immediately becomes aware of the piece’s overall dark tone.…