Writing Surfaces: Selected Fiction of John Riddell

In Writing Surfaces, derek beaulieu and Lori Emerson present a collection of John Riddell s work Riddell s poems and short stories are a remarkable mix of largely typewriter based concrete poetry mixed with fiction and drawings Riddell s oeuvre fell out of popular attention, but it has recently garnered interest among poets and critics engaged with media studies especIn Writing Surfaces, derek beaulieu and Lori Emerson present a collection of John Riddell s work Riddell s poems and short stories are a remarkable mix of largely typewriter based concrete poetry mixed with fiction and drawings Riddell s oeuvre fell out of popular attention, but it has recently garnered interest among poets and critics engaged with media studies especially studies of the typewriter and experimental writing.Riddell is best known for his short fiction pieces H and Pope Leo El Elope, a pair of graphic fictions written in collaboration with, or dedicated to, bpNichol However, his work moves well beyond comic strips into a series of radical fictions.Riddell s work embraces game play, unreadability and illegibility, procedural work, non representational narrative, photocopy degeneration, collage, handwritten texts, and gestural work His self aware and meta textual short fiction challenges the limits of machine based composition and his reception as a media based poet.With media studies increasingly turning to media archaeology and the reading and study of antiquated, analogue based modes of composition as typified by the photocopier and the fax machine as well as the typewriter , Riddell is a perfect candidate for further appreciation and study by new generations of readers, authors, and scholars.
Writing Surfaces Selected Fiction of John Riddell In Writing Surfaces derek beaulieu and Lori Emerson present a collection of John Riddell s work Riddell s poems and short stories are a remarkable mix of largely typewriter based concrete poetry mixe

  • Title: Writing Surfaces: Selected Fiction of John Riddell
  • Author: John Riddell Derek Beaulieu Lori Emerson
  • ISBN: 9781554588282
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. - Pope Leo, El ELoPE: A Tragedy in For Letters, pg. 16* * *- à deux, pg. 43* * *- letters, pg. 68* * *- watching, pg. 111* * *- coda, pg. 116

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