The 'Patacritical Demon

Johanna Drucker

in SpecLab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226165073
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226165097 | DOI:
The 'Patacritical Demon

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This chapter discusses the SpecLab project called the Paracritical Demon. It explains that this project has been envisioned as the essential interpretation-modeling device and the means of exposing the process of interpretive activity in its many dimensions. The Paracritical Demon was designed to demonstrate ideas about signification and subjectivity by expressing the transformed and deformed versions of texts produced anew in every reading.

Keywords: Paracritical Demon; SpecLab; interpretation-modeling device; interpretative activity; signification; subjectivity

Chapter.  2186 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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