Text Generation, or Calling Literature into Question


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)


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

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.

Corporate Fictions

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The End of Landscape: Holes by Graham Allen


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.”


indication that essay is from a conference, and therefore doesn't need external review

"Another issue: as discussed at our meeting: essays that have been through a responsible vetting process for presentation at a conference, need not go to an outside reader. My sense is we should indicate this somewhere on the site, formally - but like all such adjustments it had best wait until we accomplish the switchover to OJP."

gathering designations (to node or not to node)

recent gatherings have been designated node, and some of the older ones (but not all). potential for having all gatherings with a similar designation so they could be brought up in a list? http://www.electronicbookreview.com/node As it stands, a good bit of intra-ebr communications show up when one goes to the above URL.

Emails setting out the move to an open publishing system, and how that will affect our move toward a ‘gathering’ model

Emails setting out the move to an open publishing system, and how that will affect our current move away from threads toward a ‘gathering’ model. from Sandy and Ewan 21 July /// Recommendation and motivation We recommend that EBR be moved to an open publishing system, whether OJS, Scholarworks, or another system. This transition could happen over the course of the coming 6 months. The motivation for this move is threefold: 1. Editorial and peer review workflows are simplified, standardized, and well documented. 2.

text needs to be positioned on the ebr site, under 'about' presumably

ebr (www.electronicbookreview.com) is a member of Open Humanities Press Journals and the Consortium on Electronic Literature (CELL). Its articles are collected in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

paragraphs (attached) need to be added to the 'about' page, in our next iteration.

peer review process All articles published in Electronic Book Review have undergone a two-stage review process: anonymous peer review and public peer-to- peer (p2p) review. In the first stage, two or more ebr editors assess whether a submission is potentially suitable for publication. After this initial screening, the submission is subjected to an anonymous peer review by two referees - an editorial board member and another expert, typically a previous contributor.