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By N. Katherine Hayles,Jessica Pressman

ISBN-10: 0816680035

ISBN-13: 9780816680030

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For the previous few hundred years, Western cultures have depended on print. whilst writing was once finished through a quill pen, inkpot, and paper, it used to be effortless to visualize that writing used to be not anything greater than a way during which writers may well move their concepts to readers. The proliferation of technical media within the latter half the 20th century has printed that the connection among author and reader isn't really so easy. From telegraphs and typewriters to twine recorders and a sweeping array of electronic computing units, the complexities of communications expertise have made mediality a critical quandary of the twenty-first century.

Despite the eye given to the improvement of the media panorama, particularly little is being performed in our educational associations to regulate. In Comparative Textual Media, editors N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman compile a powerful variety of essays from major students to handle the problem, between them Matthew Kirschenbaum on archiving within the electronic period, Patricia Crain at the connection among a child’s formation of self and the ownership of a e-book, and Mark Marino exploring the right way to learn a electronic textual content now not for content material yet for strains of its underlying code.

Primarily arguing for seeing print as a medium in addition to the scroll, digital literature, and laptop video games, this quantity examines the aptitude alterations if educational departments embraced a media framework. eventually, Comparative Textual Media deals new insights that permit us to appreciate extra deeply the results of the alternatives we, and our associations, are making.

Contributors: Stephanie Boluk, Vassar collage; Jessica Brantley, Yale U; Patricia Crain, NYU; Adriana de Souza e Silva, North Carolina nation U; Johanna Drucker, UCLA; Thomas Fulton, Rutgers U; Lisa Gitelman, ny U; William A. Johnson, Duke U; Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Patrick LeMieux; Mark C. Marino, U of Southern California; Rita Raley, U of California, Santa Barbara; John David Zuern, U of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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