So excited too be in this company! in Further Reading (eds. Matthew Rubery and Leah Price)

Further Reading

Edited by Matthew Rubery and Leah Price

Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature

What does reading mean in the twenty-first century? As other disciplines challenge literary criticism’s authority to answer this question, English professors are defining new alternatives to close reading and to interpretation more generally. Further Reading brings together thirty essays drawing on approaches as different as formalism, historicism, neuroscience, disability, and computation. Contributors take up the following questions: What do we mean when we talk about ‘reading’ today? How are reading techniques evolving in the digital era? What is the future of reading?

This book foregrounds reading as a topic worthy of investigation in its own right rather than as a sub-section of histories of the book, sociologies of literacy, or theories of literature. As our knowledge of reading changes in step with the media and the scholarly tools used to apprehend it, a more precise understanding of this topic is crucial to the discipline’s future. This collection introduces new ways of conceptualizing the term’s forms, boundaries, and uses. Its contributors bring varied vocabularies to bear on the contested nature and continued importance of reading, within the academy and beyond.


1: In Ancient Rome, Joseph Howley
2: In the Classroom, Christopher Cannon
3: In the Custom House, Isabel Hofmeyr
4: In Public, Steven Connor
5: Across Borders, Wendy Griswold
6: Neuroimaged, Natalie Phillips, Cody Mejeur, Melissa Klamer, Karah Smith, and Sal Antonnuci
7: Distant, Elaine Treharne
8: Assigned, Deidre Lynch
9: Actual, Garrett Stewart
10: Technical, Elaine Freedgood and Cannon Schmitt
11: Postcritical, Rita Felski
12: Enumerative, Andrew Piper
13: Repeat, Christina Lupton
14: Sight, Johanna DruckerS
15: Sound, Christopher Grobe
16: Touch, Gillian Silverman
17: Aurality, Georgina Kleege
18: Deafness, Rebecca Sanchez
19: Accessibility, Jonathan Lazar
20: Neuroscience, Paul B. Armstrong
21: Mental Representation, Andrew Elfenbein
22: Mindreading and Social Status, Lisa Zunshine
23: Consciousness, Anežka Kuzmičová
24: Pleasure, Gabrielle Starr and Amy Belfi
25: Dyslexia, Maryanne Wolf
26: Tracked, Whitney Trettien
27: Translated, Rebecca Walkowitz
28: Electronic, Jessica Pressman
29: Interfaced, Lori Emerson
30: Machine, Stephen Ramsay
31: Not, Lisa Gitelman

Tbilisi, Georgia- keynote lecture

I had the honor of being a keynote speaker at an international comparative literature conference in Tbilisi, Georgia in late September: Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature’s XIII International Symposium “Political Events of the 1980-90s and Literary Discourse. Here are some photos from this extraordinary experience:

My name tag, in Georgian

The Conference program
Speaking about Digital Humanities at SDSU, Georgia

3 new publications

Sometimes you wait a long time for a piece to be published, and sometimes it looks like you’ve been super productive because a bunch of things come out at the same time. Spring 2019 is such a time….

“Circling Back: Electronic Literature and Material Feminism,” The Handbook of Contemporary Feminism, eds. Andrea Press and Tasha Oren (Routledge, 2019).

“Contexts of Digital Literature Criticism: Feminist, Queer, Materialist” in Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, eds. Anne Karhio and Álvaro Seiça (Spring 2019) (online)

“There’s Nothing Quite Like a Real Book”: Stop-Motion Bookishness” in Medium, Object, Metaphor: The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture, eds. Heike Schaefer and Alexander Starre (Palgrave, 2019).

Teaching Award

I’m proud to be named “Most Influential Faculty Member” for the second year in a row: last year it was for the English side, and this year for the Comparative Literature side!

Love, etc.

So excited to be accepted to participate in this!:

Love Etc. conference 
Uses of Literature Research Group (led by Rita Felski)
University of Southern Denmark
October 3-4, 2019