Reading Like Alice: Tricks of Perspective in Reading and Visualization

paper, specified "short paper"
  1. 1. Stefania Forlini

    University of Calgary

  2. 2. Uta Hinrichs

    University of St. Andrews

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In the context of the complex intersection of technological changes, textual remediations, and changing modes of reading (highlighted by PMLA's recent two-part special issue on "Cultures of Reading"), this article argues for a more generous approach to reading that refuses to “sidestep” critical theory and its traditions of critical hermeneutics. Drawing from our work with humanistic visualization design and literary interpretation of science-fictional practices in Victorian periodicals, we propose an “Alice-in-Wonderland” approach to reading literary texts and collections. The emphasis is on harnessing the affordances and limitations of technological changes, textual remediations, and different modes of reading to reconnect us to the rich strangeness of our current moment.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO