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Retcon GameRetroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America$
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Andrew J. Friedenthal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811325

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.001.0001

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A Hyperlinked Past

A Hyperlinked Past

Theorizing Retroactive Continuity

(p.2) (p.3) Introduction: A Hyperlinked Past
Retcon Game

Andrew J. Friedenthal

University Press of Mississippi

This is a brief introduction to the major themes and topics that will be covered by the book. It defines retroactive continuity/retconning and connects that narrative technique to the prevalence of hyperlinks in today’s online media, particularly Wikipedia, and the growing cultural acceptance of historical revisionism. It concludes with a chapter outline.

Keywords:   retroactive continuity, continuity, retcon, hyperlink, Wikipedia, historical revisionism

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