Literature in Contemporary Media Culture: Technology - Subjectivity - Aesthetics (Fillm Studies in Languages and Literatures 2)

Literature in Contemporary Media Culture: Technology - Subjectivity - Aesthetics (Fillm Studies in Languages and Literatures 2)

By: Sarah J. Paulson (editor), Anders Skare Malvik (editor)Hardback

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How does contemporary literature respond to the digitalized media culture in which it takes part? And how do we study literature in order to shed light on these responses? Under the subsections Technology, Subjectivity, and Aesthetics, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture sets out to answer these questions. The book shows how literature over the last decade has charted the impact of new technologies on human conduct. It explores how changes in literary production, distribution, and consumption can be correlated to changes in social practices more generally. And it examines how (and if) contemporary media culture affects our understanding of literary aesthetics. Addressing Scandinavian and Anglo-American poetry and fiction produced around the beginning of the present century, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture highlights both well-known and unfamiliar literary texts. It offers cross-disciplinary methodological tools and reading strategies for studying literary phenomena such as intermedial aesthetics, the autobiographical novel, conceptual literature, and digital poetry, all of which are prevalent across national borders at the outset of the twenty-first century. This book will be of interest to students and established scholars in the fields of literature, film and media studies, and visual studies, as well as to members of the general reading public.

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1. Series editor's preface; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. List of contributors; 4. Introduction: Technology - Subjectivity - Aesthetics: Three perspectives on contemporary media culture (by Malvik, Anders Skare); 5. Technology; 6. From acoustic trace to information materialized: Archival poetics in Kenneth Goldsmith's Soliloquy (by Peart, Andrew); 7. Reading animated poetry between pragmapeia and prosopopeia (by Malvik, Anders Skare); 8. Words with cybernetic senses: Questions of multimodality, programming and liveness in digital poetry (by Zacher Sorensen, Mette-Marie); 9. Media ecology in the literal sense: Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (by Eliassen, Knut Ove); 10. Subjectivity; 11. Roman and the mediality of biographical writing (by Malvik, Anders Skare); 12. Mediatization, self and literature: Fictionality as a means of self-fashioning in Bret Easton Ellis and (Claus Beck-) Nielsen (by Kjerkegaard, Stefan); 13. The literary magazine and the making of a writer: Gunnhild Oyehaug in the space of possibles (by Furuseth, Sissel); 14. Aesthetics; 15. Staging the present: Performativity and performance in Carl Frode Tiller's Encircling (by Paulson, Sarah J.); 16. Refigurations of Walden: Notes on contagious mediation (by Gronstad, Asbjorn); 17. Transaesthetic temporalities: Ekphrasis and the poetics of deceleration (by Gronstad, Asbjorn); 18. Showing seeing across media: The contemporary novel as visual event (by Paulson, Sarah J.); 19. Index

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  • publication date: 03/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9789027201294
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9789027201294
  • weight: 610
  • ISBN10: 9027201293

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