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Materiality and Media in Communication and Technology Studies: An Unfinished Project

Leah A. Lievrouw

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

A newly materialist approach to the study of media technologies is emerging in several fields, including cultural studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies (STS). Yet most ... More


Gilded Monuments: Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Donne’s Letters, and the Mediated Text

Thomas Fulton

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Fulton reminds us that the “print revolution” not only stretched over centuries but also that print co-existed with other media practices well into the seventeenth century, including manuscript ... More


Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the humanities may be re-invigorated by adopting a comparative media framework as a basis for curricula re-design, faculty scholarship, and student-oriented learning. With ... More


The .txtual Condition

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Using the recent donation of the Deena Larsen Collection to the University of Maryland as an example, Kirschenbaum discusses the ways in which digital objects challenge standard archival practices ... More


Little Magazine, World Form

Eric Bulson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens ... More


Medieval Remediations

Jessica Brantley

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter emphatically reminds us that media did not begin with the printing press (a point that William Johnson also makes clear). Moreover, Brantley argues for the particular insights that ... More


Txtual Practice Rita Raley

Rita Raley

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the role of location-aware technologies such as smart phones and GPS devices in overwriting urban landscapes, creating dynamic new meanings that people can access by moving to ... More


Reading Screens: Comparative Perspectives on Computational Poetics

John David Zuern

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

John Zuern’s chapter picks up on the theme of recursivity in his discussion of Brecht’s radio play Lindbergh’s Flight compared with the digital Flash work by Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley, My Name ... More


From A to Screen

Johanna Drucker

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, Drucker asks questions about the migration of letters from print to screen, noting that the status of letters cannot be resolved through technology alone but necessarily involves ... More


Reading Childishly? A Codicology of the Modern Self

Patricia Crain

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves the discussion from reading communities to the reading individual, especially the child reader. As books produced specifically for children begin to emerge as the distinct genre of ... More


Readingexquisite_code: Critical Code Studies of Literature

Mark C. Marino

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates what it would mean to read a digital literary text not primarily for its content but rather for traces of its underlying generative code. Taking as his tutor text a ... More


Bookrolls as Media

William A. Johnson

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While most scholars are aware that bookrolls (a subset of scrolls with a set of specific characteristics and typically employed for literary texts) lacked punctuation, what they may not know is that ... More


Dwarven Epitaphs: Procedural Histories in Dwarf Fortress

Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dwarf Fortress, an online computer game, attracts dedicated players who devote untold hours to it, yet it sacrifices the realistic visuals so dominant in most computer games in favor of computational ... More


Print Culture (Other Than Codex): Job Printing and Its Importance

Lisa Gitelman

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter narrows the inquiry to the kinds of practices associated with job printing. Arguing that the multiply ambiguous and ill-defined phrase “print culture” may productively be understood to ... More


Mobile Narratives: Reading and Writing Urban Space with Location-Based Technologies

Adriana de Souza e Silva

in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers mobile displays that are not only public but live and interactive, as in an LED display on the side of a building that shows text messages sent by people passing. Enacted in ... More


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