Rita Raley

United States
California US
United States
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Rita Raley is Associate Professor of English, with courtesy appointments in Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of digital media and humanist inquiry, with a particular emphasis on cultural critique, artistic practices, and language (codework, machine translation, electronic literature, and electronic English). Her book, Tactical Media, a study of new media art in relation to neoliberal globalization, has been published by the University of Minnesota Press in its “Electronic Mediations” series. Her most recent publications include the co-edited Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2, as well as articles on poetic and narratological uses of mobile and locative media and text-based media arts installations. In addition to ongoing research on digital poetics and interventionist media arts practices, she continues work on Global English and the Academy, excerpts of which have been published in The Yale Journal of Criticism and Diaspora.In the English department at UCSB, she currently directs the Transcriptions Center (original website) and co-directs the Literature and Culture of Information specialization. She has had fellowship appointments at the National Humanities Center and UCLA, as part of the Mellon-funded project on the Digital Humanities, and has taught at Rice and the University of Minnesota. In Spring 2011 she held a short-term Fulbright appointment with "ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice” at the University of Bergen, Norway.(Source: UCSB faculty webpage)

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Machine Writing: Translation, Generation, Automation Article in an online journal MATLIT: Materialities of Literature 2018
Algorithmic Translations Article in a print journal CR: The New Centennial Review 2016
"TXTual Practice" Article or chapter in a book University of Minnesota Press 2013
Another Kind of Global English Article in a print journal the minnesota review 2012
Friending The Humanities Knowledge Base: Exploring Bibliography as Social Network in Rose Report or White Paper 2012
Frontiers of Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2012
Reconfiguring Publishing Conference paper or presentation 2012
'Living Letterforms': The Ecological Turn in Contemporary Digital Poetics Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation Contemporary Literature 2011
Living Letterforms: The Ecological Turn in Contemporary Digital Poetics Article in a print journal Contemporary Literature 2011
Mobile Media Poetics Article in a print journal 2011
Cave Writing: Reshaping Writing at Brown Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Walk This Way: Mobile Narrative as Composed Experience Article or chapter in a book Transcript 2010
List(en)ing Post Article or chapter in a book Continuum 2009
Post-Chapter Dialoge, Raley and Ricardo Article or chapter in a book 2009
Responses to "On Reading 300 Works of Electronic Literature: Preliminary Reflections" Weblog On the Human 2009
Tactical Media Book (monograph) - print University of Minnesota Press 2009
I like IRC & SMS Conference paper or presentation 2008
On Locative Narrative Article in a print journal Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 2008
"mar puro”: An Interview with Aya Karpinska Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
An Interview with Dan Waber on "five by five" Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
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