On Ramsay’s “Potential Readings”

Textual interventions, deformance, tamperings, and algorithmic criticism share, according to Stephan Ramsay, a common approach and purpose: they alter a text in order to better understand how it works. In one sense, the radical practice of textual intervention in which you change a whole set of words or rewrite a text from the perspective of another character, […]

On Rob Pope’s Textual Interventions

As I suggested in the first lecture for the week, the big difference between a textual intervention and any other form of rewriting (textual hacking and remaking) we’ve encountered this semester is one of purpose, of intent. Whereas the intent of a collage, a remix, a mashup, a cut-up, or an assemblage is to use […]