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Published: 10 October 2012

352 Pages | 5 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823239061

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Between Page and Screen

Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

A Fordham University Press Publication

Verbal Arts

  • Examines "remediation": the process whereby "new" media (digital media, augmented reality) define themselves by refashioning or reanimating "old" media (from painting to film), and these "old" media then in turn refashion themselves along the lines of "new" media.
  • In a world full of hype about the "end of the book," this collection is admirably balanced, looking carefully at what is actually going on, what artists are actually doing in various media, "old" and "new," rather than getting pulled into sweeping futuristic projections.
  • The best-known contributors are Samuel Weber and Katherine Hayles.
  • The author is at Harvard this year, and is organizing a conference and followup volume on sound and media later this spring. She is in charge of a large reserach project in the Netherlands, with funding of a million euros, to examine how digital and "analog" media develop in "parallel tracks," not replacing but augmenting each other. Thus she is positioned to become an important voice in this field.