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Eight short talks about islands … and by islands I mean paragraphs

01 Mar 2014-Journal of Writing in Creative Practice-Vol. 7, Iss: 1, pp 27-32
About: This article is published in Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.The article was published on 2014-03-01. It has received 2 citations till now.
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TL;DR: The ELMCIP Knowledge Base as mentioned in this paper dataset consists of monographs and Ph.D. dissertations on digital poetry (1995-2015), which have been exported into visualization software.
Abstract: This article emerges from macroanalysis of several works of critical writing in the field of digital poetry, which have been documented in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base. The problems addressed in this context are the self-referentiality exhibited by authors who are both practitioners and theoreticians, and the need for a wider selection of digital poems in critical discourse. The dataset consists of monographs and Ph.D. dissertations on digital poetry (1995-2015), which have been exported into visualization software. Macro and network analyses enable new debate concerning the outlined problems and new findings. My findings suggest that criticism in this domain is chiefly endogenous and that a limited number of poems is being canonized. Therefore, a meta-discourse perspective can pave the way for an external view of the field, concerning its epistemology and evolution. The dataset is available online for download and can be tested and reconsidered by other researchers. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830_4-1_6

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TL;DR: Carpenter et al. as mentioned in this paper take a topographical approach to re-reading print books in digital literary spaces through a discussion of a web-based work of digital literature, and by islands I mean paragraphs.
Abstract: This article takes a topographical approach to re-reading print books in digital literary spaces through a discussion of a web-based work of digital literature, …and by islands I mean paragraphs (Carpenter 2013). In this work, a reader is cast adrift in a sea of white space extending far beyond the bounds of the browser window, to the north, south, east and west. This sea is dotted with computer-generated paragraphs. These fluid texts call upon variable strings containing words and phrases collected from a vast literary corpus of books about islands. Individually, each of these textual islands represents a topic—from the Greek topos , meaning place. Collectively they constitute a topographical map of a sustained practice of reading and re-reading and writing and re-writing on the topic of islands. This article argues that, called as statement-events into digital processes, fragments of print texts are reconstituted as events occurring in a digital present which is also a break from the present. A new regime of signification emerges, in which authorship is distributed and text is ‘eventilized’ (Hayles). This regime is situated at the interface between an incoherent aesthetics, one which tends to unravel neat masses, including well-known works of print literature; and an incoherent politics, one which tends to dissolve existing institutional bonds, including bonds of authorship and of place. Galloway terms this regime of signification the ‘dirty regime of truth’. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830_4-1_5

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