New Media and the Transformation of Postmodern American Literature (Heftet)

From Cage to Connection

Serie: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 216
Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9781350178694
Kategori: Språk og Medie- og kommunikasjon
Omtale New Media and the Transformation of Postmodern American Literature
How has American literature after postmodernism responded to the digital age? Drawing on insights from contemporary media theory, this is the first book to explore the explosion of new media technologies as an animating context for contemporary American literature. Casey Michael Henry examines the intertwining histories of new media forms since the 1970s and literary postmodernism and its aftermath, from William Gaddis's J R and Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho through to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. Through these histories, the book charts the ways in which print-based postmodern writing at first resisted new mass media forms and ultimately came to respond to them.

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