K. A. Wisniewski

Bon Anniv, Roland Barthes!

How should we best celebrate the 100th birthday of French critic Roland Barthes (1915-1980)? How do we read the man who read anything as text?  I was first dawn to … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Short List of DH Journals

One of the (many) challenges of incorporating a collaborative DH project into the classroom is finding balance…balance between the scope and content of the course itself and the history, tools … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Praise for Roving Eye Press

As Roving Eye Press begins work on our next set of publications for 2016, I reflect on what we’ve already achieved.  Since Fall 2014, we have re-published four Bob Brown … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just published…New Poems and an Essay

Just published… My poem “Hands Off” @ Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal. Translations of Marcel Lecomte‘s “Interior” and “Forest” @ PING-PONG. A flash-fiction/creative essay hybrid on blues musician Peppermint Harris, “A … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renaming the Streets of Paris

My courses often integrate contemporary news stories and topics in memorialization and public culture.  With a chapter in my dissertation focused on hoaxes and after my recent post of selecting … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions: Open Call/Reading Period & Recent Titles

Call for Manuscripts Calypso Editions, a cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective, publishes four books each year. In order to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Redesigned 10: The Future of Our Money

Yesterday, an L.A. bookstore started a campaign to make literary icon Joan Didion the female face of the ten dollar bill (#JoanOnTheTen).  Didion is arguably more popular than ever.  Last … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

My London Pub Quad

It’s difficult to imagine London without pubs.  There’s something special about them. Their history? The experience? The booze? I don’t know.  While my English allegiance and affinities lie with the … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Goudy!

If there were an individual, readily recognized quality, or characteristic which the type designer could incorporate in drawings that would make any one type more beautiful, legible, or distinguished than … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sell/fish Fault Finder

A Pun.–(We abominate puns). Some weekly finds; or this is what I do.  

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing & Loneliness

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” ~Jean-Paul Sartre In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Two-Shoes

This week I was looking up where the expression “goody two-shoes” originated.  A friend used it in conversation and I remarked or rather asked whether or not this is even … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Tribute to Len Fulton . . . and his Small Press Review

Last week I received an email from Susan Fulton Raymond and Kathleen Glanville, editor and publisher of the The Small Press Review, that the May-June 2015 issue would be the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Progress

Summer plans have been largely restricted to completing my dissertation.  The carousel forever goes round… I’m constantly struggling with finding that perfect balance between argument and narrative, especially with some … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Helper

My summer helper and writing buddy. Enough said.    

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Type: Zapf!

Noted type designer, typographer, and calligrapher Hermann Zapf died last week, on June 4, at his home in Darmstadt, Germany at the age of 96.  The creator of approximately 200 … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Switching to Summer Gears… and Marcel Lecomte’s “Carnival”

As I switch gears this summer to complete chapters on my dissertation, I predict that I won’t add many posts to this blog throughout the summer. I have nearly completed … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Over Sea, Under Stone at 50

Summer has begun, which in my case means concentrating full force on my dissertation, I remember when it meant something not all that different…summer reading.  When I was small, Friday … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flanders Fields

Today marks the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s war poem “In Flanders Fields.”  McCrae, a Canadian writer, artist and soldier/surgeon in the Great War, was inspired to write the poem … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

There, B’More Gray Matters

Baltimore will always be my city.  I was born here, and, no matter where I move, it seems I always come back.  The violence following the death of Freddie Gray … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown’s 1450-1950

Brown invents a type of slapstick poetic burlesque. Calling it visual poetry is too staid and decorous; call it scratch & scrawl. ~Craig Saper I am happy to announce that … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Twelve Ways of Looking . . . at a Textshop

[NOTEBOOK/FRAGMENTS . . .] The book imitates the world as art imitates nature. ~Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari For Deleuze & Guattari, the tree serves as an image or metaphor … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

UK Research

For most of March, I’ve honed in on my dissertation–finishing up research on two chapters and writing.  I spent nearly two weeks in England attending a conference on eighteenth-century print … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ulmer Textshop Goes Live!

For the past year, I served as an editorial assistant on Greg Ulmer’s collection of essays Electracy: Gregory L. Ulmer’s Textshop Experiments.  The anthology compiles a number of Ulmer’s previously … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toad Suck #5: With New Translations of Marcel Lecomte

This week, I received copies of the latest issue of the Toad Suck Review, which published a number of my translations of Marcel Lecomte‘s poetry. Among the laundry list of … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions

Just after New Year, I was invited to join Calypso Editions, an artist-run, small press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective.  More … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Remix

I am fan of the work of Punctum Books and the journal postmedieval and, to some extent, those theorists investigating Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO).  I am especially interested in the ways … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Broadside

In November, I began talks with the folks at Hot Air Press to reprint a limited edition broadside of the Francis Hopkinson poem “Ode” for a July 2015 release.  The … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Train Garden

For the past thirty years, my father has built and displayed a train set for the holidays.  What started with one train and a handful of buildings has grown into … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roving Eye Press: Open Access

The first series of Roving Eye Press has officially been released and sent out to friends of the press and reviewers.  The books are available in Hardcover, Kindle, and now … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

November Work

I survived my week of three talks on top of my usual schedule of classes, meetings, and other duties… On Monday, I delivered a short talk at the Dresher Center … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment