56:842:565/50:209:303 Comparative Textual Media (Fall 2017)


What comes after print? In their edited collection Comparative Textual Media, Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman argue that “as the era of print is passing, it is possible once again to see print in a comparative context with other textual media.” What does it mean to rethink the work of the humanities through the lens of comparative textual media? What should we be comparing, and how? What methods of arguing, writing, and critique are available in such an approach? Which existing methods are useful, and which should be remixed and augmented? In this class, we will both make and critique digital objects as we consider how our research methods should shift in the waning days of print.

Photo Credit: "Fine Print" by CJ Sorg