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Mar 25 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join the Digital Humanities Initiative for a free, public electronic literature lecture by Amaranth Borsuk, presented in association with the College of Arts & Letters' Instructionally Related Activities program.

Wednesday, March 25, 4-5:30pm, Digital Humanities Center, LA 61 (Bottom of the Dome)

Amaranth Borsuk’s work focuses on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language. Collaboration and materiality are central to Borsuk’s practice. Together with Brad Bouse, she created Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012; Springgun Press, 2016), a book of augmented-reality poetry. It has been featured on Salon.com, BrainPickings, Wired, and other media sites and has been exhibited widely.

Borsuk's most recent work, The Book (2018, MIT Press), reminds us that the term “book” commonly refers to both medium and content. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. Considering the book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play.

This event is part of the Lecture Series in the Digital Humanities Center. The Lecture Series Track features a variety of scholars, artists, and practitioners speaking about working at the cutting edge of the Digital Humanities. For other tracks and events, visit our Events and Activities page.

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