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By Lori Emerson


Lori Emerson examines how interfaces—from today’s multitouch units to yesterday’s pcs, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson’s self-bound fascicle volumes—mediate among author and textual content in addition to among author and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the current into the earlier, she indicates how writers have lengthy validated and transgressed technological boundaries.

Reading the technique of construction in addition to the inventive works they produce, Emerson demonstrates that applied sciences are greater than mere instruments and that the interface isn't a impartial border among author and desktop yet is in reality a collaborative artistic house. Reading Writing Interfaces starts with electronic literature’s defiance of the alleged invisibility of ubiquitous computing and multitouch within the early twenty-first century after which seems to be again on the ideology of the ordinary graphical consumer interface that emerged in addition to the Apple Macintosh machine of the Eighties. She considers poetic experiments with and opposed to the strictures of the typewriter within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies and takes a clean examine Emily Dickinson’s self-printing initiatives as a problem to the coherence of the book.

Through archival examine, Emerson bargains examples of ways literary engagements with screen-based and print-based applied sciences have reworked interpreting and writing. She unearths the ways that writers—from Emily Dickinson to Jason Nelson and Judd Morrissey—work with and opposed to media interfaces to undermine the assumed transparency of traditional literary practice.

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