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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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Medieval Remediations

Medieval Remediations

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(p.201) 9 Medieval Remediations
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Comparative Textual Media
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Jessica Brantley

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0009

This chapter emphatically reminds us that media did not begin with the printing press (a point that William Johnson also makes clear). Moreover, Brantley argues for the particular insights that medieval media can bring to media archeology and media theory. Rather than present us with epochal shifts, she argues, medieval media enable us to see gradations of change in which innovation and tradition interact in ongoing negotiations over meaning. Illustrated with a brilliant reading of a medieval Pater Noster, Brantley shows the interaction with image and text, Latin and vernacular.

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

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