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No 3 (58) 2019

Boredom, Bovver, Subjectivity: Pathostream as Genre

Boredom, Bovver, Subjectivity: Pathostream as Genre

Miłosz Wojtyna

(University of Gdansk)

ORCID: 0000-0003-4077-1216

The full version of this article is available  in Polish  in the printed version of Tekstualia and in the on-line subscription.

With the rise of live broadcasts, the generic complexity of Internet communication has reached a new crescendo. „Pathostreams”, or pathological streaming channels, are Polish-language, culture- and medium-specifc Youtube profi les run by individuals who broadcast radically violent, odd, transgressive content to a relatively small audience in order to solicit fi nancial support. The article describes the generic features of this new emergent form, discusses its aesthetics, and demonstrates that the emergence of the „pathostream” as a new transmedial, performative genre is an attempt to develop a specifi c cultural subjectivity.

The sample of Polish version of this article is available here:

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