Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis

@article{Hayles2004PrintIF,
  title={Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis},
  author={N. Katherine Hayles},
  journal={Poetics Today},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={67 - 90}
}
Lulled into somnolence by five hundred years of print, literary analysis should awaken to the importance of media-specific analysis, a mode of critical atten- tion which recognizes that all texts are instantiated and that the nature of the medium in which they are instantiated matters. Central to repositioning critical inquiry, so it can attend to the specificity of the medium, is a more robust notion of materiality. Materiality is reconceptualized as the interplay between a text's physical… CONTINUE READING

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