Between Form and Function: History and Identity in the Blogosphere

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Laurie Johnson


This paper explores the question of identity formation in the blogosphere (that is, do bloggers identify as such) from the perspective of a cultural history of blog technologies, incorporating the early origins of internet technologies.

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Laurie Johnson, University of Southern Queensland

Laurie Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural Studies and a member of the Public Memory Research Centre at the University of Southern Queensland. He is author of The Wolf Man's Burden (Cornell, 2001) and co-editor of Rapt in Secret Studies: Emerging Shakespeares (Cambridge Scholars, 2010), as well as author of articles and chapters on Cultural Theory, Cyber Studies, Early Modern Studies, Ethics, Literary Theory, Psychoanalysis, and related areas.