ISSN: 17535190
First published in 2008
3 issues per volume
Volume 4 Issue 1
Cover Date: June 2011
Codework: Phenomenology of an anti-genre
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Authors:  Talan Memmott 
DOI: 10.1386/jwcp.4.1.93_1

Keywords
,,,genre,phenomenology,code,digital poetics,codework,

Abstract

‘Codework: Phenomenology of an anti-genre’ is concerned with the disciplinary, historical and genre positioning of the writing practice called codework. Looking at the work of Australian network artist Mez, and the obfuscated code practice of Carl Banks, this article asks: What are the critical conditions that allow codework to be defined as a literary genre? In many cases the term codework seems less a specific genre than a taxonomic convenience that allows for a literary historicization, or mythologization, of the form. Thinking outside of the literary, codework is presented here as a phenomenology of computer-based inscription rather than a genre of electronic literature or a specific writing practice.
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