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Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman


This book argues that the humanities may be re-invigorated by adopting a comparative media framework as a basis for curricula re-design, faculty scholarship, and student-oriented learning. With twelve essays ranging from classical Greek and Roman bookroll scrolls to locative street art, Renaissance documents to contemporary computer games, Comparative Textual Media offers a proof of concept for the surprising conjunctions and material specificities that a comparative textual media framework can energize and enable. With extraordinary historical range, these essays by outstanding scholars in a ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680030
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

N. Katherine Hayles, editor
Professor, Literature Program, Duke University

Jessica Pressman, editor