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The Resource Local transcendence : essays on postmodern historicism and the database, Alan Liu

Local transcendence : essays on postmodern historicism and the database, Alan Liu

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Local transcendence : essays on postmodern historicism and the database
Title
Local transcendence
Title remainder
essays on postmodern historicism and the database
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Alan Liu
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Driven by global economic forces to innovate, today's society paradoxically looks forward to the future while staring only at the nearest, most local present -- the most recent financial quarter, the latest artistic movement, the instant message or blog post at the top of the screen. Postmodernity is lived, it seems, at the end of history. In the essays collected in Local Transcendence, Alan Liu takes the pulse of such postmodern historicism by tracking two leading indicators of its acceleration in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: postmodern cultural criticism -- including the new historicism, the new cultural history, cultural anthropology, the new pragmatism, and postmodern and postindustrial theory -- and digital information technology. What is the relation between the new historicist anecdote and the database field, Liu asks, and can either have a critical function in the age of postmodern historicism? Local Transcendence includes one previously unpublished essay and a synthetic introduction in which Liu traverses from his earlier work on the theory of historicism to his recent studies of information culture to propose a theory of contingent method incorporating a special inflection of history: media history."--P. [4] of cover
  • "Driven by global economic forces to innovate, today's society paradoxically looks forward to the future while staring only at the nearest, most local present -- the most recent financial quarter, the latest artistic movement, the instant message or blog post at the top of the screen. Postmodernity is lived, it seems, at the end of history. In the essays collected in Local Transcendence, Alan Liu takes the pulse of such postmodern historicism by tracking two leading indicators of its acceleration in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: postmodern cultural criticism -- including the new historicism, the new cultural history, cultural anthropology, the new pragmatism, and postmodern and postindustrial theory -- and digital information technology. What is the relation between the new historicist anecdote and the database field, Liu asks, and can either have a critical function in the age of postmodern historicism? Local Transcendence includes one previously unpublished essay and a synthetic introduction in which Liu traverses from his earlier work on the theory of historicism to his recent studies of information culture to propose a theory of contingent method incorporating a special inflection of history: media history." -- Back cover
  • "In the essays collected in Local Transcendence, Alan Liu takes the pulse of such postmodern historicism by tracking two leading indicators of its acceleration in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: postmodern cultural criticism - including the new historicism, the new cultural history, cultural anthropology, the new pragmatism, and postmodern and postindustrial theory - and digital information technology."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liu, Alan
Dewey number
801/.950904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN94
LC item number
.L59 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Historicism
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Historicism
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Informationstechnik
  • New historicism
  • Literatur
Label
Local transcendence : essays on postmodern historicism and the database, Alan Liu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-359) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. The Power of Formalism: The New Historicism --- 2. Trying Cultural Criticism: Wordsworth and Subversion --- 3. Local Transcendence: Cultural Criticism, Postmodernism, and the Romanticism of Detail --- 4. Remembering the Spruce Goose: Historicism, Postmodernism, Romanticism --- 5. The New Historicism and the Work of Mourning --- 6. The Interdisciplinary War Machine --- 7. Sidney's Technology: A Critique by Technology of Literary History --- 8. Transcendental data: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of the New Encoded Discourse --- 9. Escaping History: The New Historicism, Databases, and Contingency
Control code
192048211
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780226486963
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192048211
Label
Local transcendence : essays on postmodern historicism and the database, Alan Liu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-359) 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
1. The Power of Formalism: The New Historicism --- 2. Trying Cultural Criticism: Wordsworth and Subversion --- 3. Local Transcendence: Cultural Criticism, Postmodernism, and the Romanticism of Detail --- 4. Remembering the Spruce Goose: Historicism, Postmodernism, Romanticism --- 5. The New Historicism and the Work of Mourning --- 6. The Interdisciplinary War Machine --- 7. Sidney's Technology: A Critique by Technology of Literary History --- 8. Transcendental data: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of the New Encoded Discourse --- 9. Escaping History: The New Historicism, Databases, and Contingency
Control code
192048211
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780226486963
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192048211

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