Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alex Saum-Pascual on publishing her book #Postweb! Crear con la máquina y en la red (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2018). In this new book, Prof. Saum-Pascual explores the role of digital technologies in recent literary experimentation in Spain throughout the last two decades. She looks at print books where their digital conception has left a traceable, literary mark (recent novels and poetry by Vicente Luis Mora, Jorge Carrión, Agustín Fernández Mallo, Robert Juan Cantavella and Javier Fernández), as well as born-digital objects living online (Belén Gache’s digital poetry, blog novels and performances, and Doménico Chiappe’s hypertextual novels). Digital media is no longer seen as a novelty, but as a sign of our present time, changing the way writers relate to the past, history, and their record. In the Spanish case, digital experimentation with literary forms (and other forms of memory) is conceptualized as a rejection of the prevalent literary canon, in decay since the financial and institutional crisis of 2008.
To learn more about it (and read the complete introduction!), visit the publisher’s site here.