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Literature, digital humanities and the age of the encyclopaedia

Gunther Martens (UGent)
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In this presentation, I aim to discuss literature's renewed exposure to media and technology against the background of a similar discussion in 18th century which involved discourses on education, the position of rhetoric and the idea of the encyclopaedia. To show the relevance of this debate to digital humanities, I hack away at a recent novel published through Twitter, showing up the benefits of having a literary text within an rss-equiped environment. In terms of object, a concept of literature as encyclopaedic is advanced, which is then related to such strategies as co-narration, collaborative authorships and to a multimodal take on the concept of constraints ("littérature à contraintes").
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#LSCME, co-narration, encyclopaedia, education, McLuhan, Walter Benjamin, rhetoric, literacy

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Martens, Gunther. 2012. “Literature, Digital Humanities and the Age of the Encyclopaedia.” In Literacy and Society, Culture, Media, & Education, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Literary Studies.
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Martens, Gunther. (2012). Literature, digital humanities and the age of the encyclopaedia. Literacy and society, culture, media, & education, Proceedings. Presented at the Literacy and Society, Culture, Media, & Education (EMSOC - 2011), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Literary Studies.
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Martens G. Literature, digital humanities and the age of the encyclopaedia. Literacy and society, culture, media, & education, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Literary Studies; 2012.
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Martens, Gunther. “Literature, Digital Humanities and the Age of the Encyclopaedia.” Literacy and Society, Culture, Media, & Education, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Literary Studies, 2012. Print.
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  author       = {Martens, Gunther},
  booktitle    = {Literacy and society, culture, media, \& education, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {\#LSCME,co-narration,encyclopaedia,education,McLuhan,Walter Benjamin,rhetoric,literacy},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
  pages        = {4},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Literary Studies},
  title        = {Literature, digital humanities and the age of the encyclopaedia},
  url          = {http://www.literacyconference2012.ugent.be/},
  year         = {2012},
}