Rita Raley

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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 Yearsort descending
Reveal Codes: Hypertext and Performance Article in an online journal Postmodern Culture 2001
"Of Dolls and Monsters": An Interview with Shelley Jackson Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2002
The Digital Loop: Feedback and Recurrence Article in an online journal Leonardo Electronic Almanac 2002
Ted Warnell Interview trAce Online Writing Centre 2002
Interferences: [Net.Writing] and the Practice of Codework Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2002
Editor's Introduction: Writing.3D Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2006
An Interview with John Cayley on "Torus" Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
Code.surface || Code.depth Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2006
An Interview with Dan Waber on "five by five" Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
"mar puro”: An Interview with Aya Karpinska Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
An Interview with David Knoebel on "Heart Pole" Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
On Locative Narrative Article in a print journal Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 2008
I like IRC & SMS Conference paper or presentation 2008
Tactical Media Book (monograph) - print University of Minnesota Press 2009
Post-Chapter Dialoge, Raley and Ricardo Article or chapter in a book 2009
List(en)ing Post Article or chapter in a book Continuum 2009
Responses to "On Reading 300 Works of Electronic Literature: Preliminary Reflections" Weblog On the Human 2009
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
Mobile Media Poetics Article in a print journal 2011
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