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Reading Interfaces: Inquiries at the Intersection of Literature and Technology

Date: Thu. April 9th, 2015, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, 1st Floor Clapp Reading Room - 11055 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106

A Baker-Nord Digital Humanities Event

Curated by Kristine Kelly and Allison Schifani


Free and open to the public, registration recommended. Registration Button

Electronic literature presents and generates literary performances that display, question, and critique ways of reading and modes of literary production in the digital age. This exhibition of electronic literature will display and discuss works of electronic and print literature and bring to attention the technologies central to their production. The accompanying colloquium will include public presentations on the history of the book, theories of electronic literature, and lectures by producers of electronic texts.

Special Presentation

Harsh Mathur: Thursday, April 9th, 12:00pm

“What we learnt about the past tense by reading almost everything”

 Melissa Hubbard: Thursday, April 9, 4:00 at KSL Special Collections

“Gallery Tour Exploring Analog Experiments in Narration”



About the speakers

Harsh Mathur

Harsh Mathur is an Associate Professor of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. His research is in the areas of theoretical condensed matter physics and cosmology. He is also interested in the application of statistical physics to the study of language.

Melissa Hubbard

Melissa Hubbard is the Head of Special Collections & Archives at Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University. She has previously served as the Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Projects Librarian at Colgate University, and the Rare Book Librarian at Southern Illinois University. Her research and professional interests include the pedagogical uses of special collections materials, and innovative approaches to exposing hidden collections. She holds a BA in English and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She also holds an MA in English, specializing in twentieth century studies, from University College London.



Organized and Curated by Kristine Kelly and Allison Schifani.

Kristine is a Lecturer in English and SAGES at CWRU. In addition to her recent work in media studies and electronic literature, her research and writing focuses on British colonial and contemporary Anglophone literature, with particular interest in colonial travel and emigration.

Allison is the Postdoctoral Scholar in the Digital Humanities at the Baker-Nord Center. Her work explores forms of urban practice and play that harness emerging technologies. Her most recent research has been published in The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies and Media Fields.

Cosponsored with:

CWRU Department of English, Kelvin Smith Library, SAGES, and CWRU ITS




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