In his new book, Michael Wutz examines how the work of four canonical novelists - Norris, Lowry, Doctorow, and Powers - register the revolutions in 20th century media technology. Such an analysis, reviewer Joseph Conte suggests, is an important extension of Kittlerian media theory to the field of American literature.
Now that the First Person essay collection is complete and the case has been made for computer games as a form of narrative, Brian Kim Stefans asks the fundamental questions - concerning what can be read as literature, and what really cannot.
Urging adaptibility and breadth, Mark Poster takes issue with the niches bored by early Internet critiques.
Tempering the myth of global variety, David Golumbia processes the dominance of English in digital environments - and a highly standardized English at that.