"Bad Disruption"

2017-12-04

EBR Associate Editor Lai-Tze FAN responds to Dani Spinosa’s review of llegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity, by David S. Roh.

"We Write to Each Other"

2017-12-04

David Jhave Johnston responds to Theadora Walsh’s review of his book Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry’s Ontological Implications.

Information Wants to Be Free, Or Does It?: The Ethics of Datafication

2017-12-03

“More is not necessarily more. Faster is not necessarily better. Big data is not necessarily better.” In the effort to capture and make available data about people, digital humanities scholars must now weigh the decisions of what and what not to share. Geoffrey Rockwell and Bettina Berendt address the new ethical issues around “datafication” in an age of surveillance.

Text Generation, or Calling Literature into Question

2017-08-06

Reflecting on the genealogy and histories of “transgressive textualities” and text generators, Aquilina offers readings of texts by Swift, Dahl, Orwell, and Borges to consider the terms and issues involved in situating text generators as transgressive.

A Digital Publishing Model for Publication by Writers (for Writers)

2017-04-17

How might literary databases be seen as alternatives to the commodification of academic scholarship in for profit, subscriber platforms?  Scott Rettberg and Joseph Tabbi discuss issues related to instrumentality, the global marketplace, and the digital humanities.

Love Your Corporation

2017-04-17
Analyzing the long and complex history of the term corporation, Turner explores the possibility that the term’s roots in the universitas might serve as a basis for a re-translation and re-valuation of the corporate concept and establish a ground, both discursive and practical, for a reassessment of the “political” as a process of imaginative transformation and collective action.

Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

2017-11-04
A review of Aesthetic Animism, so vulnerably personal, and at the same time so pragmatically organized, that it might just suggest a possible future for scholarly and creative scholarship: a digital practice that (in Jhave’s words) “distends selves towards collectivities that remind it of oblivion.” For the moment, that inevitability is avoided by the book’s receipt of the 2017 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature.
 

Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

2017-12-03

Dani Spinosa reviews David S. Roh’s Illegal Literature, a book about authorship, copyright, fair use and literary disruptions.

 

Corporate Fictions

Collected by: 
2017-02-26

The End of Landscape: Holes by Graham Allen

2017-06-03

In her discussion of the textual, technical, and figurative characteristics of Graham Allen’s Holes (2017), Karhio “argues that [Allen’s text] is not a landscape poem in the customary sense” and explores the ways in which the digital platforms deployed in the project’s creation and publication contribute to the signifying structures that “challenge the idea of landscape as symbolic representation of the inner world of the speaking subject.”

 

Pages