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Rita Raley

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Thursdays, 1:00pm -3:00pm

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Areas of Research/Interest: 

New media; electronic literature; digital humanities; Global English; 20-21C literature in English


Rita Raley is Associate Professor of English at UCSB, with courtesy appointments in Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, and Global Studies. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of digital media and humanist inquiry, with a particular emphasis on cultural critique, artistic practices, and language (codework, machine translation, electronic literature, and electronic English).

“TXTual Practice,” Comparative Textual Media, eds. N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming).

“Dataveillance and Countervailance,” Raw Data, ed. Lisa Gitelman (MIT Press, 2013), 121-145.

“Another Kind of Global English,” the minnesota review 78 (2012): 104-112.

“‘Living Letterforms’: The Ecological Turn in Contemporary Digital Poetics,” Contemporary Literature 52:4 (2011): 883-913.

Co-editor, Electronic Literature Collection: Volume 2 (February 2011),

“Walk this Way: Mobile Narrative as Composed Experience,” Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres, eds. Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla (Verlag, 2010).

“List(en)ing Post,” Performing Digital Literature: Case Studies and Critical Positions, ed. Francisco Ricardo (Continuum Press, 2009), 22-37.

Tactical Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2009)

Updated on 11/06/2012