Private Public Reading: Readers in Digital Literature Installation

Leahy, Mark (2007) Private Public Reading: Readers in Digital Literature Installation. In: A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 301-317. ISBN 1405148640

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Leahy's contribution was invited by the editors of this volume, which was conceived as part of an authoritative international series by Blackwell. The aim of the Companion is to extend discussion around the intersection between digital humanities and digital literature. It draws together essays on digitisation, digital archives, encoding languages, and digital poetics. Leahy's chapter draws on theories of visual arts (site specificity) and film studies (concrete cinema) and on his research on modes of reading (see Outputs 1 and 2) to develop a discussion of the genre of installed digital literature. Works by poets, visual artists, computer artists and filmmakers are brought into relation with some examples of works of digital literature intended to be experienced or engaged with spatially or in a particular site.

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Additional Information: The invitation to contribute to this volume resulted, in part, from a visit by the editor Susan Schreibman to the exhibition Performance Writing 1994 – 2004 when it toured to George Mason University (see Output 1). While engaged on research for this project, John Cayley (Brown University), whose work is featured in the chapter, invited Leahy to contribute to a series of seminars that he and Penny Florence (Slade School of Art) curated for Tate Modern, London. Leahy's contribution 'Instructions and Modularity' was presented as part of the 'Art and Virtual Objects' seminar (November 2006), and considered works in the Tate collection in relation to questions of scripting and assemblage, and related visual art works to parallel structural concerns in contemporary poetic production. (See portfolio). A version of the paper was subsequently presented as part of Campus Week for MA in Creative Writing and New Media students at De Montfort University, Leicester (November 2007).
ISBN: 1405148640
Depositing User: Mark Leahy
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 13:03
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:04


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