a b o u t

+ 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 CalamityBlack Warrior Review online, Literary LaundryGadfly, and across other collections, publications, and external hard drives. 

Photograph courtesy of Julia Sharpe

+ research interests

DIGITAL TEXTUALITY

20th/21st C POETICS

(modernism, conceptual + visual poetry)

HISTORY OF THE BOOK + PRINT CULTURES

(emphasis on 18th/19th c)

TEXTUAL STUDIES

(fluid text, social, text, critique genetique)

ARCHIVAL THEORY

ELECTRONIC LITERATURE

ARTISTS' BOOKS

PRINT + DIGITAL LABOR

DISTANT READING PRACTICES

AFFECT THEORY

DIGITAL PEDAGOGY & ACCESSIBILITY

QUEER + FEMINIST DIGITAL HUMANITIES

POSTHUMANISM

TEDIUM

FOUND LANGUAGE

DIGITAL EDITIONS

ECOCRITICISM

DIGITAL ETHICS

+ 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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