Holy Digital Grail in the News

Professor Michelle Warren shares insights from her book 'Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet' in a podcast and blog, Michelle R. Warren is Professor of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, Her publications include History on the Edge: Excalibur and the Borders of Britain (2000) and Creole Medievalism: Colonial France and Joseph Bédier's Middle Ages (2011), along with several edited volumes. 

In her new book Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet, Professor Michelle Warren explores how digital infrastructures change texts and books through the story of a twelfth-century Arthurian romance now diffused across the twenty-first century internet. This trajectory has been propelled by a succession of technologies—from paper manufacturing to printing and computers.

The Page 99 Test blog highlights what readers might learn about the book if they open it to page 99. "When I was writing Holy Digital Grail, I tried to imagine that readers could start almost anywhere—and the page 99 test has shown how true this idea can be!" Warren says. 

Warren was also featured on "The Avid Reader Show" podcast" in conversation with host Sam Hankin, owner of independent bookstore Wellington Square Bookshop. Their conversation is also featured on YouTube.