Anxieties abound regarding the ostensible obsolescence of the book. Exploring whether the book is in fact becoming obsolete — and what it might mean if it were — requires thinking distinctly about the specific material form of the book (the codex) and about the content that it has long carried. If the form were to change — becoming digital, for instance — would our interactions with the content still make the book (if not exactly as we have known it) a viable vector for the cultural interactions the codex has supported? Would it be possible for us to find the powerful identification with the electronic book that we long have had with the codex book? And what might need to happen in order to effect such a transfer of our affections?
History of the Book, Bibliography, Digital Humanities
Early modern Iberia, History of the Book, Transatlantic Studies
French Literature and Intellectual History, Digital Humanities, Book History.
History and theory of the novel, Bollywood, narrative theory, history of the book
History of Cartography, Book History, Early Modern Visual Culture, Transatlantic Studies
History of the book, medieval romance and lyric, anthologies, gender studies
American Literature, Comics, Modern Poetry, History of the Book, Narrative Theory
digital humanities, critical bibliography, history of the book, periodicals, 19th Century American Literature, American religious history
Victorian studies, media history, digital humanities, book history, digital pedagogy