About the Book
Four international writers are examined by seven scholars who consider the effects of digital technologies on the idea of what a book is and on what constitutes literature. When writing and reading change as experiences, the tools used to research and teach literature also change. How does the "digital imperative" compel adjustments in academic programs? How might electronic technologies redefine an English department or an academic press? These topics, and others, are investigated in this timely book.
Preliminary Matter (title page, foreword, etc.)
Part One—Literary Study: Creating "Dignity" in the Digital
- "Writing Literature/Writing and Literature: What We Publish and What We Teach," by Wayne Chapman
- "A Diet of Worms: Descriptive Bibliography and the Structure of Digital Editions: The Example of W. B. Yeats," by Warwick Gould
- "Exposing Masculine Spectacle: Virginia Woolf's Newspaper Clippings for Three Guineas as Contemporary Cultural History," by Merry M. Pawlowski
- "Unexplored Regions: The Pennsylvania Electronic Frankenstein as Variorum Edition," by Jack Lynch
- "Here We Are: Greeting Technology with Healthy Skepticism," by Jackie Grutsch McKinney
- "Literary Technologies, or, What Are We Doing Here?" by Karen Schiff
Part Two—Digital Publishing: "From Paper to Pixels"
- "On Offense for the Book," by Melvin Sterne (Carve magazine, Davis, California)
Related Student Essays
- "A Diet of Worms in the Digital Age," by Charis Chapman
- "Crises and Opportunities: The Futures of Scholarly Publishing," by Charis Chapman