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BBB vs WWW: Digital epistemologi och litterär text från Göran Printz Påhlsson till Ralf Andtbacka
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Media, Technology and Culture (MTEC))ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4600-1178
2015 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 45, no 1, 45-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BBB vs. WWW.  Digital Epistemology and the Literary Text, from Göran Printz Påhlsson to Ralf Andtbacka This paper explores the concept of “Digital Epistemology” as a critical perspective, or a mode of thought. The concept of “the digital” here is not primarily related to technical tools, electronic works of art, or to the production of databases. Instead, the digital is approached as a form of “lens” focused on the relation between cultural history, literary texts and a digital discourse. By approaching the concept in this way it is possible to detect digital traces in literary texts that do not explicitly deal with the digital as motif or theme, and where the author may or may not be aware of the ways in which his/her work is related to a digital epistemology. Examin- ing a few short examples from different literary texts, this paper further establishes a media- archaeological juxtaposition between digital culture and pre-modern modes of thought such as: the Wunderkammer, the emblem, the fragment, and also the archival principle of pertinence. The essay argues that digital epistemology possesses a dual function: enhancing the reading of art and literature in the light of digital culture, and inviting a reconsideration – and even resto-ration – of the impact of pre-modern aesthetics.

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Uppsala: Föreningen för utgivandet av Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap , 2015. Vol. 45, no 1, 45-60 p.
Keyword [sv]
Digital epistemologi, kuriosakabinett, mediearkeologi, pertinensprincip, svensk litteratur
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History and Archaeology Languages and Literature
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Humanities and Social sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10941DiVA: diva2:812057
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-05-15 Created: 2015-05-15 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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