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The Resource Digital modernism : making it new in new media, Jessica Pressman

Digital modernism : making it new in new media, Jessica Pressman

Label
Digital modernism : making it new in new media
Title
Digital modernism
Title remainder
making it new in new media
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Pressman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text examines how and why some of the most innovative works of online electronic literature adapt and allude to literary modernism. Digital literature has been celebrated as a postmodern form that grows out of contemporary technologies, subjectivities, and aesthetics, but this book provides an alternative genealogy. Exemplary cases show electronic literature looking back to modernism for inspiration and source material through which to critique contemporary culture. In so doing, this literature renews and reframes, rather than rejects, a literary tradition that it also reconfigures to center around media. The author pairs modernist works by Pound, Joyce, and Bob Brown, with major digital works like William Poundstone's Project for the Tachistoscope, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota, and Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter. With each pairing, she demonstrates how the modernist movement of the 1920s and 1930s laid the groundwork for the innovations of electronic literature. This study situates contemporary digital literature in a literary genealogy in ways that rewrite literary history and reflect back on literature's past, modernism in particular, to illuminate the crucial role that media played in shaping the ambitions and practices of that period
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pressman, Jessica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.I64
LC item number
P74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist Literature & Culture
Series volume
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hypertext literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Electronic publications
  • Literature and technology
  • Electronic publications
  • Hypertext literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Englisch
  • Internetliteratur
  • Literatur
  • Moderne
Label
Digital modernism : making it new in new media, Jessica Pressman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Close reading: Marshall McLuhan, from modernism to media studies -- Reading machines: machine poetry and excavatory reading in William Poundstone's electronic literature and Bob Brown's readies -- Speed reading: super-position and simultaneity in Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota and Ezra Pound's cantos -- Reading the database: narrative, database, and stream of consciousness -- Reading code: the hallucination of universal language from modernism to cyberspace -- Coda: Rereading: digital modernism in print, Mark Z. Danielewski's only revolutions
Control code
849740797
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199937080
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013020714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849740797
Label
Digital modernism : making it new in new media, Jessica Pressman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Close reading: Marshall McLuhan, from modernism to media studies -- Reading machines: machine poetry and excavatory reading in William Poundstone's electronic literature and Bob Brown's readies -- Speed reading: super-position and simultaneity in Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota and Ezra Pound's cantos -- Reading the database: narrative, database, and stream of consciousness -- Reading code: the hallucination of universal language from modernism to cyberspace -- Coda: Rereading: digital modernism in print, Mark Z. Danielewski's only revolutions
Control code
849740797
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199937080
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013020714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849740797

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