Tag: antecedents

Speculative Aesthetics: Whereto the Humanities?

2014-05-07

Maria Engberg reviews two books that describe the dialectical relationship between literary production, digital media, and literary reception from opposite ends of the historical and aesthetic spectrum. “Literary paleontologist” C.T. Funkhouser examines the born-digital poetry of the 1950s (and earlier), while Johanna Drucker writes an eye-witness account of the contemporary encounter between print literature, humanities research, and “speculative computing.”