Avatars of the Word

Avatars of the Word

Author: James Joseph O'Donnell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055454

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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In Avatars of the Word, O'Donnell reinterprets today's communication revolution through a series of refracted comparisons with earlier revolutionary periods: from the papyrus scroll to the codex and from copied manuscript to print.
The Matter of the Page
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Shane Butler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-06 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Ancient and medieval literary texts often call attention to their existence as physical objects. Shane Butler helps us to understand why. Arguing that writing has always been as much a material struggle as an intellectual one, The Matter of the Page offers timely lessons for the digital age about how
Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Rob Wallace
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Improvisation, despite its almost ubiquitous presence in many art forms, is notoriously misunderstood and mysterious. Although earlier strands of American philosophy and art emphasized what might be called improvisational practices, it was during the modernist period that improvisational practice and theory began to make a significant impact on art and
My Avatar, My Self
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Zach Waggoner
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland

With videogames now one of the world’s most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games. Utilizing James Gee’s theoretical constructs of real-world identity, virtual-world identity, and projective identity, this research shows
Neighboring Faiths
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Winfried Corduan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-22 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

For students seeking to understand what other religions believe and practice, and for small groups and churches who want to become more effective in reaching those from other cultures and religions, Neighboring Faiths is an indispensable guide.
Miracles of Book and Body
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Charlotte Eubanks
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa, or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written