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The Resource Discourse networks 1800/1900, Friedrich A. Kittler ; translated by Michael Metteer, with Chris Cullens ; foreword by David E. Wellbery

Discourse networks 1800/1900, Friedrich A. Kittler ; translated by Michael Metteer, with Chris Cullens ; foreword by David E. Wellbery

Label
Discourse networks 1800/1900
Title
Discourse networks 1800/1900
Statement of responsibility
Friedrich A. Kittler ; translated by Michael Metteer, with Chris Cullens ; foreword by David E. Wellbery
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This is a highly original book about the connections between historical moment, social structure, technology, communication systems, and what is said and thought using these systems--notably literature. The author focuses on the differences between 'discourse networks' in 1800 and in 1900, in the process developing a new analysis of the shift from romanticism to modernism. The work might be classified as a German equivalent to the New Historicism that is currently of great interest among American literary scholars, both in the intellectual influences to which Kittler responds and in his concern to ground literature in the most concrete details of historical reality. The artful structure of the book begins with Goethe's Faust and ends with Valéry's Faust. In the 1800 section, the author discusses how language was learned, the emergence of the modern university, the associated beginning of the interpretation of contemporary literature, and the canonization of literature. Among the writers and works Kittler analyzes in addition to Goethe's Faust are Schlegel, Hegel, E.T.A. Hoffman's 'The Golden Pot', and Goethe's Tasso. The 1900 section argues that the new discourse network in which literature is situated in the modern period is characterized by new technological media--film, the photograph, and the typewritten page--and the crisis that these caused for literary production. Along the way, the author discusses the work of Nietzsche, Gertrude Stein, Mallarmé, Bram Stroker, the Surrealists, Rilke, Kafka, and Freud, among others
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Kittler, Friedrich A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • German literature
  • German literature
  • Books and reading in literature
  • Authorship
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
Label
Discourse networks 1800/1900, Friedrich A. Kittler ; translated by Michael Metteer, with Chris Cullens ; foreword by David E. Wellbery
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Aufschreibesystems 1800/1900
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-447) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- I. 1800 -- The scholar's tragedy: prelude in the theater -- The mother's mouth. Learning to read in 1800 ; Motherliness and civil service -- Language channels. The im-possibility of translations ; "The golden pot" ; Authors, readers, authors -- The toast. Function: feminine reader ; ... and the Kingdom of God -- II. 1900 -- Nietzsche: incipit tragoedia -- The great Lalulā. Psychophysics ; Technological media -- Rebus. Untranslatability and the transposition of media ; Psychoanalysis and its shadow ; A simulacrum of madness -- Queen's sacrifice -- Afterword to the second printing
Control code
20827920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780804716161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89026291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)834451
Label
Discourse networks 1800/1900, Friedrich A. Kittler ; translated by Michael Metteer, with Chris Cullens ; foreword by David E. Wellbery
Publication
Note
Translation of: Aufschreibesystems 1800/1900
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- I. 1800 -- The scholar's tragedy: prelude in the theater -- The mother's mouth. Learning to read in 1800 ; Motherliness and civil service -- Language channels. The im-possibility of translations ; "The golden pot" ; Authors, readers, authors -- The toast. Function: feminine reader ; ... and the Kingdom of God -- II. 1900 -- Nietzsche: incipit tragoedia -- The great Lalulā. Psychophysics ; Technological media -- Rebus. Untranslatability and the transposition of media ; Psychoanalysis and its shadow ; A simulacrum of madness -- Queen's sacrifice -- Afterword to the second printing
Control code
20827920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780804716161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89026291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)834451

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