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  1. Dec 2021
    1. I could awaken! For I dream I know not how!

      The words "awaken" and "dream" imply the bride's confused, subliminal mental state as she struggles to let go of her past lover and embrace her future. Gothic literature often includes or references the sublime to establish a heightened, incomprehensible sense of fear, awe, or confusion.

    2. dead D’Elormie

      The bride is referencing her deceased lover, who died in battle. Death and decay is one of the main characteristics of gothic literature.

    3. words rang as a knell,

      "Knell" refers to a bell that rings to announce a death or a funeral. Poe uses a simile to compare the sound of wedding vows to the sound of a death knell. This comparison introduces the concept of death, a major characteristic of gothic literature, into the poem, and it also shows the bride's mixed emotions towards her wedding.

    4. Ballad

      As a ballad, or an especially emotional form of verse, this poem draws inspiration from the Romantic literary period. The romantic movement acted as a foundation for the eventual development of gothic literature, so there are several overlapping characteristics between the two genres.

  2. Aug 2021
    1. KateEichhorn, “Archival Genres: Gathering Texts and Reading Spaces,”InvisibleCulture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture12(2008), correlates thecommonplace book and the blog as archival genres, transitional collectionsand spaces in which readers interact with texts and straddle public and privatespheres.

      Interesting analogy of the genres of commonplacing and blogging.

      What axes of genre and publication might one consider in creating such a comparison?

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  3. Jul 2021
    1. The contemporary email newsletter is not a novel form; often it amounts to a new delivery system for the same sorts of content — essays, explainers, Q&As, news roundups, advice, and lists — that have long been staples of online media. (Subscribe to enough newsletters and sort them the right way, and it’s possible to re-create something like an RSS-feed reader.)

      Email delivery apparently isn't much different than RSS. What sorts of functionality do RSS readers provide over email in terms of search, filtering, and presentation? Surely RSS is more powerful at slicing and dicing one's reader data.

      How do all these different forms of content fit into the greater set of genres in Western culture?

  4. May 2021
    1. Think of the most common forms of influencer content: There are makeup tutorials and exercise regimens and tips for heterodox diets. There are bathroom selfies and self-portraits in bed and endless I just woke up confessions.
  5. Apr 2017
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    1. Digital logics can be a bit more pushy than print logics. So much for the supposed freedom of electronic literature

      I think you're right to hedge this point with "can be." I'd argue that "electronic literature" can take a bazillion different forms, some more "pushy," some less "pushy" than ink-on-paper print texts (with regard to their ordering "logics"). I'd therefore urge reformulating your point more along these lines: "The ordering logics of some digital genres [or: ... of some currently popular digital genres?] are in some ways more pushy and prescriptive than the ordering logics of many traditional paper-print genres."