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Reading Interfaces: Inquiries at the Intersection of Literature and Technology

Date: Fri. April 10th, 2015, 11:00 am-5:00 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 Presentations

Jared Bendis: Friday, April 10th, 11:30a.m.

“A Maze of /twisty Little Passages: Non-Linear Authorship in a Linear World”

Leigh Bonds: Friday, April 10th, 12:45

“Interactive Analog: The Influence of Materiality on the Reading Experience”



About the speaker

Jared Bendis

Jared Bendis is a specialist in photography, game design, virtual reality, interactive and new media and serves as the Creative New Media Officer for Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library.

Leigh Bonds

Leigh Bonds is the Digital Research Services Librarian for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library. She holds PhD in English from Texas Tech University where she taught several history of the book courses, curated a rare books exhibit, and managed a letterpress lab and a digital humanities lab. Leigh is particularly interested in the connections between book history and digital humanities.



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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