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2008

Brian G. Kennelly

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Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2008

Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

Publishing online is an increasingly prevalent means for scholars to test their ideas. But what of its challenges? Focusing on an ill-fated Web site dedicated to the polemic French writer Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line, and on a proposed hypertextual edition of his most multilinear and multisequential work, this paper asks how to reconcile the need of academics with the bullheadedness of publishers who resist the renegotiation of copyright and the marketplace it (once) enabled.