Lecture by Jessica Pressman

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"The Book is Not the Center: Between Page and Screen, Augmented Digital Poetics, and New Literacies."

Jessica Pressman researches and teaches twentieth- and twenty-first century experimental American literature, digital literature, and media theory. She is currently a Fellow with the American Council of Learned Societies and a Visiting Scholar in the Literature Department at UCSD. She was Assistant Professor of English at Yale University (2008-2012) and received her Ph.D. in English from UCLA (2007). Her monograph on digital poetics, Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media, is under contract with Oxford University Press Close Reading Electronic Literature, a Collaborative Case Study of William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit],” co-written with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, is under contract with the University of Iowa Press New Paradigms for the Humanities: Comparative Textual Medium, is co-edited with N. Katherine Hayles and forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. She is currently working on a manuscript that examines the fetishization of the book object in 21st-century print and digital literary culture.


To see the type of work Pressman will be discussing visit: http://www.betweenpageandscreen.com/.

Sponsored by the UI Center for the Book, English Department, and Digital Studio for the Public Humanities

Friday, February 22, 2013 4:00pm to 5:30pm
English-Philosophy Building
251 West Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242
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