January 26, 2008

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 11:32 am
Cover of A Companion to Digital Literary Studies

Speaking of $200 books, I just received my copy of Blackwell’s A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, edited by Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman. It looks great, with essays by a range of interesting people, including digital media heavy-hitters like Alan Liu, Marie-Laure Ryan, Johanna Drucker, and GTxA’s Nick Montfort. If you’re at an academic institution, make sure your library is getting a copy.

Of course, if you’re not at an academic institution, you could check the online prices and see if any are in your range. But chances are you’re in a position much like that discussed here last month — where this represents a form of anti-publication of these great essays. Luckily, I retained the copyright for my contribution (and I didn’t license it to the publisher in a way that overly-restricts what I can do) so I’ll be putting my piece up on my website soon.

Update: Blackwell’s A Companion to Digital Humanities, with two of the same editors, is available online in its entirety. This is an excellent resource — and gives me hope that A Companion to Digital Literary Studies will have a similar future.

4 Responses to “A Companion to Digital Literary Studies”


  1. Matt K. Says:

    The Blackwell’s Companion to Digital Humanities, with the same editors, is available online in its entirety here:

    http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/

    Hopefully the arrangement permitting that can be duplicated.

  2. noah Says:

    That’s a great resource, and a great precedent. I certainly share your hope for the Digital Literary Studies companion.

  3. DLS Says:

    see http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/DLS/

  4. Noah Wardrip-Fruin Says:

    Another great resource — thanks for alerting us!

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