Join me for the last distinguished scholar in the speaker series I organize at UCSD: JOHANNA DRUCKER!
for what promises to be a fascinating conference: Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century (Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, April 26-27, 2013). I’ll be speaking about “Teaching Digital Poetics &/as Archiving” on the “Teaching with Literary Archives” panel, along with some esteemed company: Jacqueline Goldsby (Professor of English & African American Studies, Department of English and African American Studies, Yale University) and Alice Kaplan, (John M. Musser Professor of French, French Department, Yale University). I’m humbled by the company and excited to learn from all gathered.
I was traveling in China for the last 10 days. Fascinating.
And now, I am presenting twice this week (so, wish me luck with jetlag!):
I’ll be giving a talk at USC on my new research and bookishness book. “The Book is Not the Center: Between Page and Screen, Augmented Digital Poetics, and New Literacies” is about Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse’s fascinating augmented-reality book of poetry, Between Page and Screen (2012).
Come on out!
April 1, 2013
I’m going to speak about digital poetry and the challenges it raises to the literary canon in a panel titled “Canonicity” on February 12 @ 4:00 pm. The panel, organized by Prof. Michael Davidson (Literature) is part of a two-day interdisciplinary conference titled “Canonical Forms in Evolution.” It includes UC San Diego’s music department, literature department, visual arts department and Chinese studies program.
See the write-up in the San Diego Union-Tribune and come along!
I am a scholar of 20th and 21st-century American literature. My work examines how technologies affect our understanding of aesthetics and reading practices. I pursue these connections across literary and artistic experiments from the 20th and 21st centuries and across media forms.
For the last four years, I was privileged to be Assistant Professor of English at Yale University. I recently moved, with my family, back to my hometown in San Diego. After many years away, I am happy to be here, grateful to be a Visiting Scholar in the Literature Department at UCSD and a Lecturer in Sixth College’s Culture, Art, and Technology Program at UCSD, and I honored to hold an ACLS Collaborative Fellowship for 2012-2013.
I am finishing three books, all under contract with university presses:
Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media reads contemporary works of digital literature in relation to literary modernism (Oxford UP); Close Reading Electronic Literature, a Case Study of William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]” (Iowa Press UP), with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, presents a case study of collaborative interpretation for digital poetics and digital humanities scholarship by weaving together three radically different methodological approaches—close reading onscreen aesthetics, critical code studies, and data visualizations– into a close reading of a single born-digital literary work; and the volume, co-edited with N. Katherine Hayles, Making, Critique: A New Paradigm for the Humanities (Minnesota UP), collects essays by a wide variety of scholars who analyze text across diverse media formats and historical periods to argue that literary criticism should reconsider how the study of text is a study of media.
I’ve also started a new book project, Bookishness, which focuses on how 21st-century literature and literary culture—both in print and online— responds to the threat of an increasingly paperless and multimodal society.