Chance Operations and Randomizers in Avant-garde and Electronic Poetry: Tying Media to Language

Jonathan Baillehache

Abstract


This article explores and compares the use of chance procedures and randomizers in Dada, Surrealism, Russian Futurism, and contemporary electronic poetry. I analyze the role of materiality of media in creating unexpected literary outcomes through a discussion of Freud’s concept of the uncanny and Katherine Hayles’s concept of computation as symptom.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14434/TCv8i1.5049