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Digital Literature

Roberto Simanowski

in Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667376
eISBN:
9781452946788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter provides a definition of digital literature and describes its characteristics. It evaluates the distinction between digital literature and digital art. It considers the role of the ... More


Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

David Jhave Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book offers a decoder for some of the new forms of poetry enabled by digital technology. Examining many of the strange technological vectors converging on language, it proposes a poetics ... More


. Reading the Database: Narrative, Database, and Stream of Consciousness

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter traces a constellation of literary efforts to represent cognition with and through media. James Joyce’s Ulysses is the central node in this network, the inspiration for a variety of ... More


. Speed Reading: SUPER-POSITION AND SIMULTANEITY in Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries’s Dakota and Ezra Pound’s Cantos

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Digital writers Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries claim that their work of Flash-based digital literature, Dakota, is “based on a close reading of Ezra Pound’s Cantos part I and part II.” The chapter ... More


Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Teresa Pepe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. Some of these bloggers have not only ... More


The Fascicle as Process and Product

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four looks at Emily Dickinson’s use of the fascicle as a way to challenge the coherence of the book in the mid to late 19th century.


. Reading Code: The Hallucination of Universal Language from Modernism to Cyberspace

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter intervenes in discourse about the readability of computer code. It traces a prehistory of this discussion about code-as-text back by drawing a parallel between the idea that computer ... More


. Reading Machines: MACHINE POETRY AND EXCAVATORY READING in William Poundstone’s electronic literature and Bob Brown’s Readies

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter performs close reading as media archaeology. William Poundstone’s Flash-based digital work Project for the Tachistoscope: {Bottomless Pit} (2005) flashes a steady stream of speeding text ... More


Indistinguishable from Magic: Invisible Interfaces and Digital Literature as Demystifier

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one is about digital writers’ challenge to the alleged invisibility of ubiquitous computing and multitouch in the early 21st century.


Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Jessica Pressman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents an alternate genealogy for born-digital, avant-garde literature by connecting it to high literary modernism. “Digital modernism” refers to the strategy of adapting the poetics of ... More


Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Lori Emerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound probes how interfaces have acted as a defining threshold between reader/writer and writing itself across several key techno-literary ... More


Text Machines

Roberto Simanowski

in Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667376
eISBN:
9781452946788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter investigates the so-called death of the author, arguing that the proclaimed reallocation of power from author to reader is a betrayal of the discourse theory. It examines the quality of ... More


When Writers Activate Readers

Teresa Pepe

in Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the ways in which the blog transforms adab and in particular the autobiographical genre in Arabic literature. Drawing on theories of autofiction, digital literature and Arabic ... More


The Googlization of Literature

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the postscript, “The Googlization of Literature,” I focus on the interface of the search engine, particularly Google’s, to describe a collection of literary contributions to contemporary media ... More


Back to the Beat: Silent Orality in Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264377
eISBN:
9780823266784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264377.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the sense specificity of listening by focusing on the verbal-visual-sonic art of Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries (YHCHI) as a technology of distraction. Citing YHCHI's ... More


Typewriter Concrete Poetry as Activist Media Poetics

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three focuses on poetic experiments with the strictures of the typewriter in the 1960s and 1970s.


From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two moves to poets’ engagement with the transition from the late 1960s’ emphasis on openness and creativity in computing to the 1980s’ ideology of the user-friendly Graphical User Interface.


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