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Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Jessica Pressman

Abstract

This book presents an alternate genealogy for born-digital, avant-garde literature by connecting it to high literary modernism. “Digital modernism” refers to the strategy of adapting the poetics of literary modernism into new media literature, and this pursuit is shared among a diverse group of digital works. Examining digital modernism provides an opportunity to consider the modernist roots of digital literature and to recognize how modernism is centrally about media. Reading between these historical periods and their medial formats also demands the renovation of close reading in order to app ... More

Keywords: electronic literature, digital literature, modernism, close reading, media studies, media archaeology, Ezra Pound, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, William Poundstone, Judd Morrissey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937080
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Pressman, author
University of California, San Diego