Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage

Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage
2 November 2021, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Online- via Zoom

What are the future prospects for literary knowledge now that literary texts—and the material remains of authorship, publishing, and reading—are reduced to bitstreams, strings of digital ones and zeros? What are the opportunities and obligations for book history, textual criticism, and bibliography when literary texts are distributed across digital platforms, devices, formats, and networks? Indeed, what is textual scholarship when the "text" of our everyday speech is a verb as often as it is a noun? These are the topics which motivate Bitstreams, a distillation of twenty years of thinking about the intersection of digital media, textual studies, and literary archives.

Speaker: Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland)

This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub, University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. 


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