Legendy miejskie netloru jako wyraz niepokojów współczesnego świata na przykładzie legend internetowych

  1. Mateusz Napiórkowski ORCiD: 0000-0002-1533-2855



Netlore urban legends as an expression of unrestin the modern world

The article discusses the topic of urban legends on the Internet. The author presents the contemporary context in which urban legends function, paying attention to the importance of social un­rest in shaping and disseminating these stories. Furthermore, the author presents other forms related to urban legends circulating on the internet, such as chain letters and creepypasta. Using the example of netlore legends, the author presents areas in which the anxiety arising from the development of modern technology can freely spread — primarily the internet, viruses and computer applications that can be provided as a source and form of fear transmission. The author refers to the theory of the rumor of Jean Delumeau, and Marshall McLuhan’s media theory. The examples of urban legends have been drawn from Mark Barber’s book Urban legends.


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Literatura i Kultura Popularna

24, 2018

Pages from 357 to 368

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