"Printed Matter or, Towards a Zineic History of Reading" In ed. Fernando, J. On Reading: Form, Fictionality, Friendship. New York: Atropos Press.

Su, Cui (2012) "Printed Matter or, Towards a Zineic History of Reading" In ed. Fernando, J. On Reading: Form, Fictionality, Friendship. New York: Atropos Press. In: On Reading: Form, Fictionality, Friendship. New York: Atropos Press. Atropos Press, New York. ISBN 978-0-9853042-1-8

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This is an awkward defense of print. As tactics and strategies of defending go, this is an odd one because it is not so much provoked by an attack than it is by the lack-of attack. On the one hand, it comes a little late. Proclamations of triumph, of the proverbial ‘Game Over’ have been sounding throughout the land for years. Elegies have been written. When there is nothing to defend, writing to defend comes across as being obtuse, like a raving lunatic and indeed, this has all the familiar hallmarks of madness: illogical, repetitive, fixated on a single, somewhat unrelated thing, and prone to anachronisms. Yet the most consummate raves in history were undeterred by the fact that no one’s listening (see Nietzsche) and the best defenses were never the ones directly opposed to a single attack. What follows is, in this sense, a positive defense, an affirmative spin on the negative, a series of thoughts that aims to not to win (or lose) the game, but to keep it going.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-0-9853042-1-8
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Journalism
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Communication > Media
Courses by Department: The School of Communication Design > Creative Advertising
Depositing User: Cui
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 14:27
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 14:27
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3267

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