Johanna Drucker’s article in LARB

If you didn’t read it when it was published last winter, you should seek it out now: Johanna Drucker’s article in LARB, ”Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing (http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/pixel-dust-illusions-innovation-scholarly-publishing#). In a time when the research and publishing channels for the humanities and, not least, comparative literature is debated (cf. the new report on comp lit from the Swedish Research Council and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: http://vr.se/nyheterpress/nyheter2014/svensklitteraturforskningutvarderad.5.6bda1c1f14623fa768712ddd.html), Drucker offers an insightful and sobering approach to the book and digital media as tools and platforms for academic research. That this will be a crucial topic for debate in the future is no wild guess.

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