Narratives of Book Formation (Part I)

Chapter 4 of my thesis focuses on the genealogy of the (discourse surrounding) scholarly systems of material production and the book as commodity. You can find a draft of the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

Embracing Messiness

Last week, from the 12-14th of November, I attended The Post-Digital Scholar Conference. Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and Public Spheres, in Lüneburg, organised by the Hybrid Publishing Lab. I … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Framing the debate (II) Historical Discourses: The Struggle for Both the Past & Future of the Book

Underneath the second part of the 2nd chapter of my thesis. For the first part, see here.         Representationalist discourse If we look at this debate between Johns and Eisenstein … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 11 Comments

Framing the debate (I). Historical Discourses: The Struggle for Both the Past and Future of the Book

I haven’t posted extracts of my thesis here for a while, although fragments have made their way through some of the papers, presentations, publications, introductions, reviews and invitations I have … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 12 Comments

Last weekend I gave a paper at the Resurrecting the Book conference in Birmingham, organised by The Library of Birmingham, Newman University, the Typographic Hub at Birmingham City University and The Library … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

OAPEN-NL Final Report

Last Tuesday, during Open Access Week, the final report of the OAPEN-NL project was presented at the seminar ‘Open Access for academic books in the Netherlands’. As one of the … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Materialities of Text

New Formations recently published a very exciting new issue, edited by Sas Mays and Nicholas Thoburn on ‘Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net’. Gary Hall and I … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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