Count me among those pleased Dylan won the Nobel Prize today. Only snobbery can explain so many writers’ outrage at his win. If you think that Dylan isn’t a “real poet” because he likes to sing his poetry out loud and set it to music, you’re denying the history of poetry as an oral form often set ..
Below is the full text of a paper I delivered at the 2015 conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Boston. My aim was to bring modernist media theorists Wyndham Lewis and Marshall McLuhan into the conversation about distributed cognition (particularly as led by Andy Clark). My point is t..