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Writing Machines (Paperback): N. Katherine Hayles

Writing Machines (Paperback)

N. Katherine Hayles

Series: Mediaworks Pamphlets

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Winner of the 2003 Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form presented by the Media Ecology Association (MEA) Tracing a journey from the 1950s through the 1990s, N. Katherine Hayles uses the autobiographical persona of Kaye to explore how literature has transformed itself from inscriptions rendered as the flat durable marks of print to the dynamic images of CRT screens, from verbal texts to the diverse sensory modalities of multimedia works, from books to technotexts. Weaving together Kaye's pseudo-autobiographical narrative with a theorization of contemporary literature in media-specific terms, Hayles examines the ways in which literary texts in every genre and period mutate as they are reconceived and rewritten for electronic formats. As electronic documents become more pervasive, print appears not as the sea in which we swim, transparent because we are so accustomed to its conventions, but rather as a medium with its own assumptions, specificities, and inscription practices. Hayles explores works that focus on the very inscription technologies that produce them, examining three writing machines in depth: Talan Memmott's groundbreaking electronic work "Lexia to Perplexia," Mark Z. Danielewski's cult postprint novel "House of Leaves," and Tom Phillips's artist's book "A Humument." Hayles concludes by speculating on how technotexts affect the development of contemporary subjectivity. "Writing Machines" is the second volume in the Mediawork Pamphlets series.


Imprint: MIT Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Mediaworks Pamphlets
Release date: November 2002
First published: 2002
Authors: N. Katherine Hayles
Dimensions: 189 x 142 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-58215-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
LSN: 0-262-58215-5
Barcode: 9780262582155

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