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  1. Feb 2018
  2. muse.jhu.edu muse.jhu.edu
    1. anovelthatrelishesaprintfetishwhilerevealinghowliteratureanditsreadersencounterandevolveinrelationtodigitalmedia.

      A nice, quotable blurb about what matters in HoL.

    1. Produced by inscription technologies, technotexts construct their materialities so as to foreground the inscription technologies that produce them


    2. but filled with light blue color


    3. To develop this point as vividly as possible, I will enter the hermeneutic circle by considering first nonverbal marks, working out from there to their interplay with words and the resulting active construction of the book's materiality.


    4. My face has been splattered with purple, as have my arms, granting contrast, and thus defining me, marking me, and at least for the moment, preserving me

      What I am remembering now.

    5. The unreliable narrator, a literary invention foregrounding the role of consciousness in constructing reality, has here given way to the remediated narrator, a literary invention foregrounding a proliferation of inscription technologies that evacuate consciousness as the source of production and recover in its place a mediated subjectivity that cannot be conceived as an independent entity


    6. second, it recuperates the vitality of the novel as a genre by recovering, through the processes of remediation, subjectivities coherent enough to become the foci of the sustained narration that remains the hallmark of the print novel

      second thesis

    7. First, it extends the claims of the print book by showing what print can be in a digital age

      first thesis

  3. Jan 2018
    1. Twilight burnings
    2. Davinci Code was also burned earlier in the year
    3. book burnings involving the Harry Potter franchise
    4. But, what some people don’t know is that Farenheight 451 is based on a story called “The Fireman,” which in turn was based on a story named “Bright Phoenix.” “Bright Phoenix” was actually written in 1947, aligning the timing of the story with the early comic book burnings (and the now infamous Nazi book burnings in World War II).  And while it is a known fact that the title of the book refers to the temperature at which paper burns, I’ll bet it took a considerably lower ignition point to destroy the low quality paper used in comics in the forties.

      Interesting claim re:paper burning. How could we test this?

    1. Bible


    2. the press of the New World

      which new world?

    3. Cadmus
    4. “O, my books, my books, my precious printed books!” reiterated the forlorn bookworm. “My only reality was a bound volume; and now they will not leave me even a shadowy pamphlet!”

      Romney Wordsworth

    5. so that I shall content myself with observing that it was not invariably the writer most frequent in the public mouth that made the most splendid appearance in the bonfire

      Popularity != flammability

    6. how indefinite was the proportion between the physical mass of any given author and the property of brilliant and long-continued combustion

      Some notion of differential quality?

    7. English standard authors


    8. weight of dead men’s thought

      A parody of critiques of the literary canon?

    9. who had dared to assume the privileges due only to Heaven’s better workmanship

      Class conflict, responding to inequality.

    10. "Mosses From An Old Manse"

      Published in 1846

    1. Cadmus was credited by the ancient Greeks (Herodotus[4] is an example) with introducing the original alphabet to the Greeks, who adapted it to form their Greek alphabet.

      This explains the Cadmus reference in "Earth's Holocaust"