Matthew Kirschenbaum Ph.D., Track Changes:
The Literary History of Word Processing
Lecture: April 2, 2014, 7 p.m.
Willman Business Center, Weinstock Lecture Hall
Dr. Kirschenbaum is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), an applied think tank for the digital humanities. He specializes in digital humanities, electronic literature, and creative new media (including games), textual studies, and postmodern/experimental literature. He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, and was trained in Humanities Computing at the University of Virginia’s Electronic Text Center and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Kirschenbaum’s first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, won the 2009 Richard J. Finneran Award from the Society for Textual Scholarship, the 2009 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, and the 16th annual Prize for a First Book from the Modern Language Association. Much of his work now focuses on the critical and scholarly implications of the shift to born-digital textual and cultural production.