Lecture: On Hayles’ “Intermediation: From Page to Screen”

In the “Intermediation: From Page to Screen” chapter of  Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, N. Katherine Hayles introduces the concept of intermediation as a way of understanding the complex interactions taking place between a human reading a work of electronic literature and the text themselves as they are performed by “an intelligent machine” (44). Intermediation, she […]

Lecture: On Price’s “Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection”

While Kenneth Price’s purpose for writing “Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What’s in a Name?” is to propose a new term for describing the kinds of “large-scale, text-based electronic scholarship” (par. 1) now taking place, the article serves a useful purpose in bringing together and exploring various terms we’ve encountered this term. As he […]

Lecture: Introduction to Week 11

“The danger in applying critical models developed for print is that the new possibilities opened for literary creation and interpretation will simply not be seen. Whatever limitations intermediation as a theory may have, its virtue as a critical framework is that it introduces computation into the picture at a fundamental level, making it not an optional […]