Digital Modernism

Digital Modernism

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While most critical studies of born-digital literature celebrate it as a postmodern art form with roots in contemporary technologies and social interactions, Digital Modernism provides an alternative genealogy. Grounding her argument in literary history, media studies, and the practice of close-reading, Jessica Pressman pairs modernist works by Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Bob Brown, with major digital works like William Poundstone's Project for the Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit}, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota, and Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter to demonstrate how the modernist movement of the 1920s and 1930s laid the groundwork for the innovations of electronic literature. Accordingly, Digital Modernism makes the case for considering these digital creations as qliteratureq and argues for the value of reading them carefully, closely, and within literary history.When I ask my students this question, I am usually met with silence and confusion. The response is not because they dona#39;t know what the Google home page looks like but because they have never been ... When I follow up with more specific questions about the formal properties of the interface, things begin to change.

Title:Digital Modernism
Author:Jessica Pressman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2014-02


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