+ b i o
Caroline Cooledge McCraw is a [writer+artist+scholar+teacher] in Chicago, IL. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently studying at the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago. Her creative work can be found in Calamity, Black Warrior Review online, Literary Laundry, Gadfly, and across other collections, publications, and external hard drives.
+ research interests
20th/21st C POETICS
(modernism, conceptual + visual poetry)
HISTORY OF THE BOOK + PRINT CULTURES
(emphasis on 18th/19th c)
(fluid text, social, text, critique genetique)
PRINT + DIGITAL LABOR
DISTANT READING PRACTICES
DIGITAL PEDAGOGY & ACCESSIBILITY
QUEER + FEMINIST DIGITAL HUMANITIES
+ artist's statement
>> My work is concerned with the futility & possibility of language, how language fills a space, the digital voice, how words are transferred & what is the loss, translation, mediation, the act of naming, the future of words :: I worry about the ethics of writing, the damage of language, the trade-off between accessibility and experimentation :: I am curious about collection and extraction as a poetic act, hierarchies of information and experience, excess :: I am interested in cross-pollinating formal, conceptual, and visual structures as a way to investigate the social structures that inform language [& silence], finding corridors for empathy within the cracks of language’s instability, creating a site that accommodates the urgently unsayable.