• The (Meme) Master: Henry James's Digital Afterlives

    Author(s):
    Shawna Ross (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Commemorating Henry James / Commemoration in Henry James
    Meeting Org.:
    International Henry James Association
    Meeting Loc.:
    Waltham, MA
    Meeting Date:
    9-11 June, 2016
    Tag(s):
    Henry James, memes, satire, public scholarship
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WG7P
    Abstract:
    This article investigates Henry James’s digital afterlives by analyzing popular James-themed images and articles that have been shared on the Internet since 2000. Adapting Richard Dawkins’s theory of virality and Michael Anesko’s concept of James’s cultural capital, this article engages with viral content published on websites such as Bustle, McSweeney’s, The Onion, The Paris Review, Hark! A Vagrant, and The Toast. Though some of this material is found to be simplistic, a complex strain of feminist satire is identified that reflects powerfully both on James texts and on the changing nature of academic employment and undergraduate education.
    Notes:
    An extended and heavily revised version will appear in the Henry James Review.
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    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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