The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online

The Digital Critic Literary Culture Online What do we think of when we think of literary critics Enlightenment snobs in powdered wigs Professional experts Cloistered academics Through the end of the th century book review columns and litera

  • Title: The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online
  • Author: Houman Barekat Robert Barry DavidWinters
  • ISBN: 9781682190760
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • What do we think of when we think of literary critics Enlightenment snobs in powdered wigs Professional experts Cloistered academics Through the end of the 20th century, book review columns and literary magazines held onto an evolving but stable critical paradigm, premised on expertise, objectivity, and carefully measured response And then the Internet happened.From tWhat do we think of when we think of literary critics Enlightenment snobs in powdered wigs Professional experts Cloistered academics Through the end of the 20th century, book review columns and literary magazines held onto an evolving but stable critical paradigm, premised on expertise, objectivity, and carefully measured response And then the Internet happened.From the editors of Review 31 and 3 AM Magazine, The Digital Critic brings together a diverse group of perspectives early adopters, Internet skeptics, bloggers, novelists, editors, and others to address the future of literature and scholarship in a world of Facebook likes, Twitter wars, and book reviews It takes stock of the so called Literary Internet up to the present moment, and considers the future of criticism its promise, its threats of decline, and its mutation, perhaps, into something else entirely.With contributions from Robert Barry, Russell Bennetts, Michael Bhaskar, Louis Bury, Lauren Elkin, Scott Esposito, Marc Farrant, Orit Gat, Thea Hawlin, Ellen Jones, Anna Kiernan, Luke Neima, Will Self, Jonathon Sturgeon, Sara Veale, Laura Waddell, and Joanna Walsh.

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    1. I am meant to be reviewing this for Litro, so will be pretty brief about it here (although Litro nicely says I can reproduce whatever I write for them on my own site). The book is a collection of essays—more or less; some are adapted versions of talks given elsewhere, like a Will Self lecture delivered at Brunel University—on the topic of the subtitle: literary culture online. A wide selection of subthemes is represented, from literary translators' use of the Internet (in an essay that foreg [...]

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