Telemorphosis Author Tom Cohen
ISBN-10 1607852373
Release 2012
Pages 312
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Telemorphosis Author Jean Baudrillard
ISBN-10 1937561003
Release 2011
Pages 53
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The art of living today has shifted to a continuous state of the experimental. In one of his last texts, Telemorphosis, renowned thinker and anti-philosopher Jean Baudrillard takes on the task of thinking and reflecting on the coming digital media architectures of the social. While “the social” may have never existed, according to Baudrillard, his analysis at the beginning of the twenty-first century of the coming social media–networked cultures cannot be ignored. One need not look far in order to find oneself snared within some sort of screenification of a techno-social community. “What the most radical critical critique, the most subversive delirious imagination, what no Situationist drift could have done . . . television has done.” Collective reality has entered a realm of telemorphosis.

Critical Semiotics

Critical Semiotics Author Gary Genosko
ISBN-10 9781472596383
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 200
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Critical Semiotics provides long overdue answers to questions at the junction of information, meaning and 'affect'. The affective turn in cultural studies has received much attention: a focus on the pre-individual bodily forces, linked to automatic responses, which augment or diminish the body's capacity to act or engage with others. In a world dominated by information, how do things that seem to have diminished meaning or even no meaning still have so much power to affect us, or to carry on our ability to affect the world? Linguistics and semiotics have been accused of being adrift from the affective turn and not accounting for these visceral forces beneath or generally other from conscious knowing. In this book, Gary Genosko delivers a detailed refutation, with analyses of specific contributions to critical semiotic approaches to meaning and signification. People want to understand how other people are moved and to understand embodied social actions, feelings and passions at the same time as understanding how this takes place. Semiotics must make the affective turn.

Baudrillard Youth and American Film

Baudrillard  Youth  and American Film Author Kip Kline
ISBN-10 9781498501514
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 154
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Baudrillard, Youth, and American Film examines the portrayal of youth in American cinema with Jean Baudrillard's radical social theory and philosophical system. Kline uses Baudrillard's corpus to analyze the troubling effects of the portrayal of youth in American teen films, namely, its contribution to discursive violence against young people which holds such a prominent place in many adult-controlled, modern institutions like schools. This kind of violence has multiple iterations, including the inability to imagine youth as meaningful political actors, the insistence on taking teenagers to be morally impoverished, and the propensity for viewing young people as thoroughly heteronomous. While there are certainly pockets of exception, violent discourses often animate institutional disregard for youth. Kline promotes Baudrillard's fatal theory as a way for critical educators, philosophers, sociologists, and other concerned pedagogues to argue for an alteration in the way that youth is portrayed in American films, and to discourage the negative discourse that have colonized conceptions and treatment of young people.

The New Poetics of Climate Change

The New Poetics of Climate Change Author Matthew Griffiths
ISBN-10 9781474282109
Release 2017-07-27
Pages 240
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Climate change is the greatest issue of our time – and yet too often literature on the subject is considered only in the bracket of 'environmental' writing, divorced from culture, society and politics. The New Poetics of Climate Change argues instead that the emergence of global warming presents a fundamental challenge to the way we read and write poetry – the way we think – in the modern age. In this important new book, Matthew Griffiths demonstrates that Modernism's radical reinvigorations of literary form over the last century represent an engagement with key intellectual questions that we still need to address if we are to comprehend the scale and complexity of climate change. Through an extended examination of Modernist poetry, including the work of T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Basil Bunting and David Jones, and their influence on present-day poets including Jorie Graham, Griffiths explores how Modernist modes can help us describe and engage with the terrifying dynamics of a warming world and offer a poetics of our climate.

Fungal Populations and Species

Fungal Populations and Species Author John Harrison Burnett
ISBN-10 0198515537
Release 2003
Pages 348
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Recognizing and discriminating between fungal populations and the genetical processes that accompany them, including speciation is now a rapidly developing field that is heavily dependent upon the use of molecular markers. There was no basic text on this subject, John Burnett has provided such an account. The text describes the methodologies employed and, for the benefit of those without a background in mycology, a brief introduction to basic fungal biology. Recent findings relating to processes in fungal populations - mutation, migration, recombination, heterokaryosis, hybridization, polyploidy, and the operation of selective forces are combined with traditional fungal biology. Finally the taxonomic problems raised by fungal species are discussed, together with the processes of speciation.

The Ecopoetics of Entanglement in Contemporary Turkish and American Literatures

The Ecopoetics of Entanglement in Contemporary Turkish and American Literatures Author Meliz Ergin
ISBN-10 9783319632636
Release 2017-10-11
Pages 244
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This book foregrounds entanglement as a guiding concept in Derrida’s work and considers its implications and benefits for ecocritical thought. Ergin introduces the notion of "ecological text" to emphasize textuality as a form of entanglement that proves useful in thinking about ecological interdependence and uncertainty. She brings deconstruction into a dialogue with social ecology and new materialism, outlining entanglements in three strands of thought to demonstrate the relevance of this concept in theoretical terms. Ergin then investigates natural-social entanglements through a comparative analysis of the works of the American poet Juliana Spahr and the Turkish writer Latife Tekin. The book enriches our understanding of complicity and accountability by revealing the ecological network of material and discursive forces in which we are deeply embedded. It makes a significant contribution to current debates on ecocritical theory, comparative literature, and ecopoetics.

Modern Confessional Writing

Modern Confessional Writing Author Jo Gill
ISBN-10 9781134299782
Release 2006-03-29
Pages 208
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A comprehensive and scholarly account of this popular and influential genre, the essays in this collection explore confessional literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, and include the writing of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Helen Fielding. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the contributors to this volume evaluate and critique conventional readings of confessionalism. Orthodox, humanist notions of the literary act of confession and its assumed relationship to truth, authority and subjectivity are challenged, and in their place a range of new critical perspectives and practices are adopted. Modern Confessional Writing develops and tests new theoretically-informed views on what confessional writing is, how it functions, and what it means to both writer and reader. When read from these new perspectives modern confessional writing is liberated from the misconception that it provides a kind of easy authorial release and readerly catharsis, and is instead read as a discursive, self-reflexive, sophisticated and demanding genre.

Memory Unbound

Memory Unbound Author Lucy Bond
ISBN-10 9781785333019
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 302
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Though still a relatively young field, memory studies has undergone significant transformations since it first coalesced as an area of inquiry. Increasingly, scholars understand memory to be a fluid, dynamic, unbound phenomenon-a process rather than a reified object. Embodying just such an elastic approach, this state-of-the-field collection systematically explores the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and transdisciplinary dimensions of memory-four key dynamics that have sometimes been studied in isolation but never in such an integrated manner. Memory Unbound places leading researchers in conversation with emerging voices in the field to recast our understanding of memory's distinctive variability.

Ubiquitous Computing Complexity and Culture

Ubiquitous Computing  Complexity and Culture Author Ulrik Ekman
ISBN-10 9781317704560
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 431
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The ubiquitous nature of mobile and pervasive computing has begun to reshape and complicate our notions of space, time, and identity. In this collection, over thirty internationally recognized contributors reflect on ubiquitous computing’s implications for the ways in which we interact with our environments, experience time, and develop identities individually and socially. Interviews with working media artists lend further perspectives on these cultural transformations. Drawing on cultural theory, new media art studies, human-computer interaction theory, and software studies, this cutting-edge book critically unpacks the complex ubiquity-effects confronting us every day. The companion website can be found here:

Energy Humanities

Energy Humanities Author Imre Szeman
ISBN-10 9781421421896
Release 2017-04-09
Pages 608
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"Energy humanities is a field of scholarship that, like medical humanities and digital humanities before it, overcomes traditional boundaries between the disciplines and between academic and applied research. Like its predecessors, energy humanities highlights the essential contribution that the insights and methods of the human sciences can make to areas of study and analysis once thought best left to the natural sciences. This isn't a case of the humanities simply helping their cross-campus colleagues to learn the mechanics of communication so that they might better articulate their ideas. Rather, these fields of scholarship are ones that demonstrate how the scale and complexity of the issues being explored demand insights and approaches that transcend old school disciplinary boundaries. Energy Humanities : A Reader offers a carefully curated selection of the best and most influential work in energy humanities that has appeared over the past decade. To stay true to the diverse work that makes up this emergent field, selections range from anthropology and geography to philosophy, history, and cultural studies to recent energy-focused interventions in art and literature. The three readers all agree that this is an important, ground-breaking collection of work"--Provided by publisher.

Romantic Englishness

Romantic Englishness Author D. Higgins
ISBN-10 9781137411631
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 225
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Romantic Englishness investigates how narratives of localised selfhood in English Romantic writing are produced in relation to national and transnational formations. This book focuses on autobiographical texts by authors such as John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, and William Wordsworth.

Memory in the Twenty First Century

Memory in the Twenty First Century Author Sebastian Groes
ISBN-10 9781137520586
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 360
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This book maps and analyses the changing state of memory at the start of the twenty-first century in essays written by scientists, scholars and writers. It recontextualises memory by investigating the impact of new conditions such as the digital revolution, climate change and an ageing population on our world.


iMedia Author Sarah Kember
ISBN-10 9781137374851
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 122
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What can queer feminist writing strategies such as parody and irony do to outsmart the sexism of smart objects, environments and materials and open out the new dialecticism of structure and scale, critique and creativity? Drawing on science and technology studies and feminist theory, this book examines the gendering of current and future media technologies such as smart phones, Google glass, robot nurses, tablets and face recognition. Kember argues that there is a tendency to affirm and celebrate the existence of smart and often sexist objects, environments and materials in themselves; to elide writing and other forms of mediation; and to engage in disembodied knowledge practices. Disembodied knowledge practices tend towards a scientism that currently includes physics envy and are also masculinist. Where there is some degree of convergence between masculinist and feminist thinking about objects, environments and materials, there is also divergence, conflict and the possible opening towards a politics of imedia. Presenting a lively manifesto for refiguring imedia, this book forms an often neglected gender critique of developments in smart technologies and will be essential reading for scholars in Communication Studies, Cultural and Media, Science and Technology and Feminism.

Theory and the Disappearing Future

Theory and the Disappearing Future Author Tom Cohen
ISBN-10 9781136657375
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 192
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Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ‘high theory’, an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man’s work as a critical resource for dealing with the most important questions of the twenty-first century and argues for the place of theory within it. The humanities are flooded with crises of globalism, capitalism and terrorism, contemporary narratives of financial collapse, viral annihilation, species extinction, environmental disaster and terrorist destruction. Cohen, Colebrook and Miller draw out the implications of these crises and their narratives and, reflecting on this work by de Man, explore the limits of political thinking, of historical retrieval and the ethics of archives and cultural memory.

Sexualit t Fortpflanzung Generationswechsel Sexuality Reproduction Alternation of Generations

Sexualit  t    Fortpflanzung Generationswechsel   Sexuality    Reproduction Alternation of Generations Author
ISBN-10 9783642950001
Release 2013-03-08
Pages 874
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Sexualit t Fortpflanzung Generationswechsel Sexuality Reproduction Alternation of Generations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sexualit t Fortpflanzung Generationswechsel Sexuality Reproduction Alternation of Generations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sexualit t Fortpflanzung Generationswechsel Sexuality Reproduction Alternation of Generations book for free.

Konstellationen des Komischen

Konstellationen des Komischen Author Sandra Fluhrer
ISBN-10 9783846760352
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 410
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Die Frage, wie Komik funktioniert, gehört zu den besonders umstrittenen und zugleich zu den besonders vernachlässigten Problemstellungen der geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschung. Sandra Fluhrer versucht eine Annäherung an die Funktionsweise des Komischen über eine philologische Näherungsarbeit am komischen Text. Gegenstand der komparatistischen Studie sind literarische, theatrale, filmische und zeichnerische Arbeiten Franz Kafkas, Karl Valentins und Samuel Becketts. Detaillierte Analysen belegen eine ästhetische Verwandtschaft der drei Autoren und zeigen ihre Komik als minutiös gestaltetes Konstrukt, in dem sich sprachliche, körperliche, soziale, ökonomische, politische und psychische Konstellationen der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts verdichten. Dabei erweist sich das Komische zugleich als wandlungsreiche Reflexionsfigur auf anthropologische Konstruktionen von Platon bis in die Moderne.