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Folk Cultures and Digital Cultures

Folk Cultures and Digital Cultures

This video was recorded at MIT Communications Forum. This panel demonstrates provocatively how literary criticism and cultural history have come to accommodate and embrace contemporary media. Says David Thorburn, the session's moderator, "The founding texts of Western civilization belong to a textual category or engage in textual behavior that make it resemble something much closer to an ongoing, unfinished TV series..." Indeed, says Thorburn, "In his own day, Shakespeare was the equivalent of what TV is in our society, or what the movies had been in the studio era." A new idea of the text is emerging, one that undergoes constant revision, in diverse media, and which never achieves a finished state. Consequently, notions of authorship, and ownership, are under siege. Thomas Pettitt offers... Show More

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