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Comparative Textual MediaTransforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era$
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N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680030

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.001.0001

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From A to Screen

From A to Screen

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(p.71) 4 From A to Screen
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Comparative Textual Media
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Johanna Drucker

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0004

In this chapter, Drucker asks questions about the migration of letters from print to screen, noting that the status of letters cannot be resolved through technology alone but necessarily involves philosophical and even perceptual questions. In this respect, her essay complements Kirschenbaum’s insistence that the “.txtual condition” invites a wholesale re-examination of the assumptions underlying archival theory and practice. Any given letter, she argues, emerges from the interplay between the concept of the letter and what it essentially is, a situation rendered unusually complex in digital media.

Keywords:   media specificity, media materiality, media framework, practice-based research, recursivity, media theory, curricula reform

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