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Author Shackelford, Laura, author.

Title Tactics of the human : experimental technics in American fiction / Laura Shackelford.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource
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online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Digital culture books
Digital culture books.
Summary "Tactics of the Human: Experimental Technics in American Fiction examines the ways contemporary American fiction develops digital cultures through the creative transposition of digital rhetorics and technological practices, incorporating devices such as the hyperlink, network, and recursive processing into print or in translating a classic print narrative into a digital hypertext fiction. These literary experiments with early digital cultures from the 1990s comparatively retrace and speculate on the digital's transformative influence on prior understandings of the human, of social lives, and of individuals' relations to material lifeworlds, exploring the consequences of the apparent plasticity of the boundaries of the human, particularly for women, subaltern subjects, and others already considered liminally human. As these texts query the digital technics entering into textual practices, subjectivity, spatial practices and social networks, lived space, nation, and economic circulation, they reconceive their own literary print narrative methods and material modes of circulation in order to elaborate on unnoticed potentialities and limits of digital technics, providing a crucial means to reorient digital cultures of the present"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Retracing Digital Cultures through American Fiction; 1. Literary Turns at the Scene of Digital Writing; 2. Tracing the Human through Media Difference; 3. Realizing the Vitality of "Dead" Spaces; 4. Counting on Affect: Engaging Micropractices of the U.S. Nation; 5. Novel Diagnosis of Bioinformatic Circulation; Coda: Unfolding Technics; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Language English.
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject American fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature and technology -- United States.
Human body and technology in literature.
Hypertext fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature and the Internet -- United States.
Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
American fiction. (OCoLC)fst00807048
Experimental fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst00918429
Human body and technology in literature. (OCoLC)fst01903523
Hypertext fiction. (OCoLC)fst01742733
Literature and technology. (OCoLC)fst01000104
Literature and the Internet. (OCoLC)fst01000106
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Neue Medien
Experimentelle Literatur
Technologie Motiv
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Tactics of the human. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014] 9780472072385 (DLC) 2014023464
ISBN 9780472120680 (e-book)
9780472900169 (electronic bk.)
0472900161 (electronic bk.)
9780472052387 (paper ; acid-free paper)
9780472072385 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 10.3998/dcbooks.12672514.0001.001
AU@ 000056945612

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