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Capra Remakes Capra

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Capra's sentimentality, and even that what makes Capra Capra, is attributed to a so-called “recursivity” in his work, his singular preoccupation with self-revision. This chapter examines pairings of ... 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


Stasis Anxiety: On Contemporary Waithood

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

Two recent debut novels, Songeziwe Mahlangu’s Penumbra (2013) and Masande Ntshanga’s The Reactive (2014), reflect the experience of impasse, stasis, and arrested development experienced by many in ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Still Life without References or, The Plain Sense of Things

Marjorie Levinson

in Thinking Through Poetry: Field Reports on Romantic Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198810315
eISBN:
9780191864841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810315.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analysis of “The Poems of Our Climate,” Wallace Stevens’s ars poetica, reveals the value of substituting the process of recursion for the reflexivity that we often consider to be part and parcel of ... More


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