Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

This book grew from doctoral work. My PhD dissertation advisers provided crucial counsel: Ollivier Dyens, Chris Salter, Sha Xin Wei, and Jason Lewis. Excerpts have appeared in EBR (Electronic Book Review), LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books), and POEMM: The Album (a book of essays released by Obx ...

How-to (Read This Book)

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p. ix

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1 Contexts

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pp. 1-8

Consider this book a semipopulist decoder for some of the new forms of poetry emerging. It is not simple nor does it move in a straight line, but it does strive to describe a poetics appropriate to the digital era and establish ...

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2 Critiques

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pp. 9-56

Critical approaches offer not dogma but rather potential modes of reasoning to open and gain insight into cultural work. Yet it is common for disciplines to seek closure, define themselves as exclusive practices or apply ...

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3 Practices

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pp. 57-130

Cultural ecosystems influence literature. Modernity deified creative genius; postmodernity elevated collaboration and appropriation; net-art celebrated independence and vision; and the postinternet proclaims an uncertain blend of platform and process. As these diverse, often-contrary threads ...

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4 Softwares

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pp. 131-192

For literary scholars, literature students, poets, writers, or the casual reader of this text, this section may seem incongruous. What role can software studies legitimately play in the study of writing literature? Can software ...

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5 Futures

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pp. 193-206

Often, poetry stands mute at the edge of the field of life. Then, after a time, it reacts. As research it dives to the depth of experience, trying some would claim to sculpt sonic-verbal-inscription sculptures, to reflect the forms of dreams/genes: quiet, supple, alternate...

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Appendices

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pp. 207-212

In the seventeenth century (as Trettien [2012] notes in her interactive digitalized essay “Plant → Animal → Book”), the metaphoric power of print culture diffused into botanical paradigms. Nature became a book. Trettien’s ...

Notes

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pp. 213-229

References

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pp. 231-256

Index

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pp. 257-275