Filed under book | Tags: · archive, authorship, book, collaboration, community, copyright, hypertext, media, neoliberalism, open access, openness, print, publishing, scholarship, university, versioning, wiki
“Reimagining the scholarly book as living and collaborative—not as commodified and essentialized, but in all its dynamic materiality.
In this book, Janneke Adema proposes that we reimagine the scholarly book as a living and collaborative project—not as linear, bound, and fixed, but as fluid, remixed, and liquid, a space for experimentation. She presents a series of cutting-edge experiments in arts and humanities book publishing, showcasing the radical new forms that book-based scholarly work might take in the digital age. Adema’s proposed alternative futures for the scholarly book go beyond such print-based assumptions as fixity, stability, the single author, originality, and copyright, reaching instead for a dynamic and emergent materiality.
Adema suggests ways to unbind the book, describing experiments in scholarly book publishing with new forms of anonymous collaborative authorship, radical open access publishing, and processual, living, and remixed publications, among other practices. She doesn’t cast digital as the solution and print as the problem; the problem in scholarly publishing, she argues, is not print itself, but the way print has been commodified and essentialized. Adema explores alternative, more ethical models of authorship; constructs an alternative genealogy of openness; and examines opportunities for intervention in current cultures of knowledge production. Finally, asking why it is that we cut and bind our research together at all, she examines two book publishing projects that experiment with remix and reuse and try to rethink and reperform the book-apparatus by taking responsibility for the cuts they make.”
Publisher MIT Press, August 2021
Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 International License
ISBN 9780262046022, 0262046024
Interview with author: Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (Dariah Open, 2021).Comment (0)
Filed under book | Tags: · aesthetics, care, ethics, experimental publishing, open access, poetics, publishing, scholarship
“This pamphlet explores ways in which to engage scholars to further elaborate the poethics of their scholarship. Following Joan Retallack, who has written extensively about the responsibility that comes with formulating and performing a poetics, which she has captured in her concept of poethics (with an added h), this pamphlet examines what connects the ‘doing’ of scholarship with the ethical components of research. Here, in order to remain ethical we are not able to determine in advance what being ethical would look like, yet, at the same time, ethical decisions need to be made and are being made as part of our publishing practices: where we publish and with whom, in an open way or not, in what form and shape and in which formats. Should we then consider the poethics of scholarship as a poetics of/as change, or as Retallack calls it, a poetics of the swerve (clinamen), which continuously unsettles our familiar notions?
This pamphlet considers how, along with discussions about the contents of our scholarship, and about the different methodologies, theories and politics that we use to give meaning and structure to our research, we should have similar deliberations about the way we do research. This involves paying more attention to the crafting of our own aesthetics and poetics as scholars, including a focus on the medial forms, the formats, and the graphic spaces in and through which we communicate and perform scholarship (and the discourses that surround these), as well as the structures and institutions that shape and determine our scholarly practices.”
Contributions by Janneke Adema, Kaja Marczewska, Frances McDonald and Whitney Trettien.
Publisher Post Office Press & Rope Press, Coventry, 2018
Creative Commons BY 4.0 License
Janis Jefferies, Sarah Kember (eds.): Whose Book is it Anyway? A View From Elsewhere on Publishing, Copyright and Creativity (2019)
Filed under book | Tags: · copyright, intellectual property, open access, publishing
“Whose Book is it Anyway? is a provocative collection of essays that opens out the copyright debate to questions of open access, ethics, and creativity. It includes views – such as artist’s perspectives, writer’s perspectives, feminist, and international perspectives – that are too often marginalized or elided altogether.
The diverse range of contributors take various approaches, from the scholarly and the essayistic to the graphic, to explore the future of publishing based on their experiences as publishers, artists, writers and academics. Considering issues such as intellectual property, copyright and comics, digital publishing and remixing, and what it means (not) to say one is an author, these vibrant essays urge us to view central aspects of writing and publishing in a new light.”
With contributions by John Cayley and Daniel C. Howe, Louise O’Hare, Janneke Adema, Michael Bhaskar, Alison Baverstock, Sophie Rochester, Smita Kheria, Ronan Deazley and Jason Mathis, Danuta Kean, J. R. Carpenter, Eva Weinmayr, Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Joseph F. Turcotte, Simon Groth, Janis Jefferies, Laurence Kaye, Richard Mollet, Rachel Calder, and Max Whitby.
Publisher OpenBook Publishers, Cambridge, UK, 2019
Creative Commons BY 4.0 International License
ISBN 9781783746491, 1783746491