Wednesday 2 July 2008
Website: Steamboats Are Ruining Everything
Our skimpy link list is growing, slowly. Today, we're profiling a very worthy addition to the list. The neatly titled Steamboats Are Ruining Everything is a blog run by Caleb Crain, author, amongst many other things, of American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation (Yale, 2001). Crain touches on a number of subjects that will be of interest to those in and around AMS, particularly those with antiquarian leanings, and he's got a great list of links for finding nineteenth century material online. Today, however, we're highlighting an essay with more modern concerns, even if its core theme (the interpley between technology and literature) has a variety of earlier analogues: "How Is The Internet Changing Literary Style?"