28.1 | Hannah Ackermans

Masterclass | From Letters to Vlog Entries: Truthfulness as a Literary Trope in Fictional Life Writing Abstract This article proposes that the vlog adaptation is a remediation of the epistolary novel by examining the logic of immediacy. although immediacy is often approached as a mediumspecific characteristic of digital media, this article illustrates that both the… Continue reading 28.1 | Hannah Ackermans

28.1 | David Marshall

Monitoring Persona: Mediatized Identity and the Edited Public Self Abstract One of the key transformations in contemporary culture is the insistent demand to construct a public persona. Constructing a persona for navigating through life is not new; what is new is the naturalization of producing a mediatized version of this public self. The complexity of… Continue reading 28.1 | David Marshall

28.1 | Laurie Ouellette and Jacquelyn Arcy

“Live Through This”: Feminist Care of the Self 2.0 Abstract This article takes Rookie, an interactive website for teenage girls, as a case study for theorizing the constitution and care of the female self in the digital realm. While critical media scholars have discussed new forms of interactivity, sharing and self-representation as a cultural dimension… Continue reading 28.1 | Laurie Ouellette and Jacquelyn Arcy

28.1 | Laura Shackelford

Writing Touch at the Interface: Luxuria Superbia’s Exploratory Play with Self-Writing Abstract Digital literary works, such as Luxuria Superbia (2013) an interactive, verbicovisual experimental tablet game, recombine media, modes, and genres of writing to comparatively reconsider and assess shifting writing practices. These works reveal the complex relations linking prior print to emergent digital forms of… Continue reading 28.1 | Laura Shackelford

28.1 | Jessica Pressman

The Posthuman Reader in Postprint Literature: Between Page and Screen Abstract Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse’s Between Page and Screen (2012) is an augmented reality book of poetry: a codex filled with QR (“Quick Response”) codes that activate a networked Internet connection to produce literature between the book’s pages and the reader’s computer screen. The… Continue reading 28.1 | Jessica Pressman

28.1 | Sara Rosa Espi

Vulnerability Disclosures: Zine Writing in the Age of New Media Abstract In what is known as the digital age, the possibilities for self-publishing personal narratives are wider than ever before. At every turn there is an invitation to “share” what we are thinking in status updates, tweets, posts, and re-posts. In the giddy pace of… Continue reading 28.1 | Sara Rosa Espi

28.1 | Paul John Eakin

Self and Self-Representation Online and Off Abstract Has the Internet produced new forms of self-expression and even new kinds of selves? It has certainly promoted new forms of self-narration, notably brief, collective, and ephemeral. Identity formation, however, is more resistant to change; identity work proves to be not much different online than off because cultural… Continue reading 28.1 | Paul John Eakin