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Technology and humanity

Author: Carol Colatrella
Publisher: Ipswich, Mass. : Salem Press, ©2013.
Series: Critical insights.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents readers with a variety of essays on the theme of technology and humanity in literature, exploring its cultural and historical contexts, and offering close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. A list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme of technology and humanity, as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this theme in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Technology and humanity.
Ipswich, Mass. : Salem Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012023906
(OCoLC)777601621
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Colatrella
ISBN: 9781429837873 142983787X
OCLC Number: 816637767
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 292 pages).
Contents: On technology and humanity / Carol Colatrella --
Critical contexts. Industrial Revolution, empire, and the novel / Narin Hassan --
Reading technology and literature in the twentieth century / Melissa M. Littlefield and Michael Black --
The Model T and the Roaring Twenties: the automobile, social change, and cultural critique in American literature / Tanfer Emin Tunc --
"An intent to communicate": technology and digital culture in The crying of lot 49 / Madeline Monson-Rosen --
Critical readings. Robots, moving statues, and automata in ancient tales and history / Kevin LaGrandeur --
The technologist in classical mythology and American literature / Inger H. Dalsgaard --
"Now let us meet the world": being, appearing, and seeing Hawthorne's The house of the seven gables / Abigail Glogower --
Opposing perspectives: technology in modernist literature / Melissa Dinsman --
Inventions in literature: time travel in the works of H.G. Wells, Mark Twain, and Douglas Adams / Claire Menck --
Literary models of technological mediation: Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea and Julio Cortazar's "The treasure of youth" / Luis O. Arata --
"Art as technique": technology, the avant-gardes, and the birth of the cinema / Annie van den Oever --
Humanity and technology at war / Robert Blaskiewicz --
Android dreams and human imaginings / Aaron Barlow --
Death of the digital messiah: increased complexity in virtual narratives / Mike Griffith --
Ghosts and girls in the machine: technology and the human in Japanese visual popular culture / Jaime Weida --
Resources. Additional works on technology and humanity --
General bibliography.
Series Title: Critical insights.
Other Titles: Technology & humanity
Responsibility: editor Carol Colatrella.

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This book presents readers with a variety of essays on the theme of technology and humanity in literature, exploring its cultural and historical contexts, and offering close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. A list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme of technology and humanity, as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this theme in greater depth, are also provided.

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