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Comparative Textual Media

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 9781452940588
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For the past few hundred years, Western cultures have relied on print. When writing was accomplished by a quill pen, inkpot, and paper, it was easy to imagine that writing was nothing more than a means by which writers could transfer their thoughts to readers. The proliferation of technical media in the latter half of the twentieth century has revealed that the relationship between writer and reader is not so simple. From telegraphs and typewriters to wire recorders and a sweeping array of digital computing devices, the complexities of communications technology have made mediality a central concern of the twenty-first century. Despite the attention given to the development of the media landscape, relatively little is being done in our academic institutions to adjust. In Comparative Textual Media, editors N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman bring together an impressive range of essays from leading scholars to address the issue, among them Matthew Kirschenbaum on archiving in the digital era, Patricia Crain on the connection between a child’s formation of self and the possession of a book, and Mark Marino exploring how to read a digital text not for content but for traces of its underlying code. Primarily arguing for seeing print as a medium along with the scroll, electronic literature, and computer games, this volume examines the potential transformations if academic departments embraced a media framework. Ultimately, Comparative Textual Media offers new insights that allow us to understand more deeply the implications of the choices we, and our institutions, are making. Contributors: Stephanie Boluk, Vassar College; Jessica Brantley, Yale U; Patricia Crain, NYU; Adriana de Souza e Silva, North Carolina State U; Johanna Drucker, UCLA; Thomas Fulton, Rutgers U; Lisa Gitelman, New York U; William A. Johnson, Duke U; Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Patrick LeMieux; Mark C. Marino, U of Southern California; Rita Raley, U of California, Santa Barbara; John David Zuern, U of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

The Digital Literary Sphere

Author : Simone Murray
ISBN : 9781421426105
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Books are flourishing in the Internet era?widely discussed and reviewed in online readers’ forums and publicized through book trailers and author blog tours. But over the past twenty-five years, digital media platforms have undeniably transformed book culture. Since Amazon’s founding in 1994, the whole way in which books are created, marketed, publicized, sold, reviewed, showcased, consumed, and commented upon has changed dramatically. The digital literary sphere is no mere appendage to the world of print?it is where literary reputations are made, movements are born, and readers passionately engage with their favorite works and authors. In The Digital Literary Sphere, Simone Murray considers the contemporary book world from multiple viewpoints. By examining reader engagement with the online personas of Margaret Atwood, John Green, Gary Shteyngart, David Foster Wallace, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and even Jonathan Franzen, among others, Murray reveals the dynamic interrelationship of print and digital technologies. Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the "live" author-reader encounter? And does the growing army of reader-reviewers signal an overdue democratizing of literary culture or the atomizing of cultural authority? In exploring these questions, The Digital Literary Sphere takes stock of epochal changes in the book industry while probing books’ and digital media’s complex contemporary coexistence.

A Geology Of Media

Author : Jussi Parikka
ISBN : 9781452944579
Genre : Social Science
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Media history is millions, even billions, of years old. That is the premise of this pioneering and provocative book, which argues that to adequately understand contemporary media culture we must set out from material realities that precede media themselves—Earth’s history, geological formations, minerals, and energy. And to do so, writes Jussi Parikka, is to confront the profound environmental and social implications of this ubiquitous, but hardly ephemeral, realm of modern-day life. Exploring the resource depletion and material resourcing required for us to use our devices to live networked lives, Parikka grounds his analysis in Siegfried Zielinski’s widely discussed notion of deep time—but takes it back millennia. Not only are rare earth minerals and many other materials needed to make our digital media machines work, he observes, but used and obsolete media technologies return to the earth as residue of digital culture, contributing to growing layers of toxic waste for future archaeologists to ponder. He shows that these materials must be considered alongside the often dangerous and exploitative labor processes that refine them into the devices underlying our seemingly virtual or immaterial practices. A Geology of Media demonstrates that the environment does not just surround our media cultural world—it runs through it, enables it, and hosts it in an era of unprecedented climate change. While looking backward to Earth’s distant past, it also looks forward to a more expansive media theory—and, implicitly, media activism—to come.

The Bloomsbury Handbook Of Literary And Cultural Theory

Author : Jeffrey R. Di Leo
ISBN : 9781350012820
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory is the most comprehensive available survey of the state of theory in the 21st century. With chapters written by the world's leading scholars in their field, this book explores the latest thinking in traditional schools such as feminist, Marxist, historicist, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial criticism and new areas of research in ecocriticism, biopolitics, affect studies, posthumanism, materialism, and many other fields. In addition, the book includes a substantial A-to-Z compendium of key words and important thinkers in contemporary theory, making this an essential resource for scholars of literary and cultural theory at all levels.

Teranesia

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 9783641191559
Genre : Fiction
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Wettlauf gegen die Zeit Auf der von Rebellen heftig umkämpften Molukken-Insel Teranesia treten bei Tieren merkwürdige genetische Veränderungen auf, die unmöglich natürlichen Ursprungs sein können. Unter Lebensgefahr versuchen die Wissenschaftler herauszufinden, was die Ursache für diese rätselhaften Mutationen sein könnte. Wer hat die Abweichung in der DNS in die Wege geleitet und zu welchem Zweck? Als die Veränderungen schließlich auch auf die Menschen übergreifen, gerät die Lage außer Kontrolle. Gibt es in letzter Sekunde eine Lösung – oder muss alles Leben weiträumig vernichtet werden, um die irdische Ökologie zu retten?

Ins Universum Der Technischen Bilder

Author : Vilém Flusser
ISBN : 3923283105
Genre : Photography
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Die Zuf Llige

Author : Ali Smith
ISBN : 9783641197162
Genre : Fiction
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Eine englische Familie macht Ferien in einem Sommerhaus in Norfolk. Der Vater Michael, ein Literaturprofessor, trifft sich wie gewohnt mit Studentinnen. Die Mutter Eve, eine erfolgreiche Autorin, versucht, ihre Schreibblockade zu überwinden. Die Kinder Magnus und Astrid leben in ihrer eigenen abgeschotteten Welt. Bis plötzlich Amber auftaucht, eine geheimnisvolle, charismatische Fremde, und das Leben dieser ganz normalen neurotischen Familie gehörig durcheinanderbringt. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Whitbread Award für den besten Roman.

Die Schrift

Author : Vilém Flusser
ISBN : 3923283598
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Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

Author : Vilém Flusser
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043315170
Genre : Philosophical anthropology
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Analecta Septentrionalia

Author : Wilhelm Heizmann
ISBN : 9783110218701
Genre : History
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Compared to other medieval philologies, the particular nature of the literature of the North, and in particular of Iceland, has always meant that the study of Old Norse languages must be interdisciplinary and rely on methodical variety. This volume, published on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Munich old Norse scholar, Kurt Schier, contains some three dozen studies on the mythology, history of religion, literature and poetry of the North, as well as runic and onomastic studies, and so reflects the broad thematic spectrum of modern old Nordic studies.

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