We increasingly understand human being as embedded cybnernetically within living environments. I'm interested in how this comes to bear on the field of the humanities, particularly how it changes the ways we read and teach literature.
Using ecological metaphors in the humanities is common practice, but there are ways in which complexity actually inhabits literary processes. I’m most interested in the areas of literary chaotics, void, and “wildness” as these terms can apply to writing since the Modernists.
Across various and divergent school of Modernism, one commonality was a new need for assimilative capacities suited to newly vast quantities of information. I’m interested in how this affected the writings of the period, from coders like Joyce and Pound to hackers like Crane and Stein.
From choose-your-own-adventure books to video games to interactive podcasts, we live in an era in which being a part of the story is normal. What does it mean for the academy when the arts are increasingly user-created, distributed, asynchronous?