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The connected condition : Romanticism and the dream of communication

Author: Yohei Igarashi
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Series: Text technologies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Romantic poet's intense yearning to share thoughts and feelings often finds expression in a style that thwarts a connection with readers. Yohei Igarashi addresses this paradox by reimagining Romantic poetry as a response to the beginnings of the information age. Data collection, rampant connectivity, and efficient communication became powerful social norms during this period. The Connected Condition argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Igarashi, Yohei, 1979-
Connected condition.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019005195
(OCoLC)1084559369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yohei Igarashi
ISBN: 9781503610736 150361073X
OCLC Number: 1085619669
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Scribble-scrabble genius : Coleridge, transcription, and the shorthand effect --
Wordsworth and bureaucratic form --
Shelley amid the age of separations; or, a poetry of ambiversion for networked life --
Keats's ways : the dark passages of mediation and giving up hyperion
Series Title: Text technologies.
Responsibility: Yohei Igarashi.

Abstract:

The Romantic poet's intense yearning to share thoughts and feelings often finds expression in a style that thwarts a connection with readers. Yohei Igarashi addresses this paradox by reimagining Romantic poetry as a response to the beginnings of the information age. Data collection, rampant connectivity, and efficient communication became powerful social norms during this period. The Connected Condition argues that poets responded to these developments by probing the underlying fantasy: the perfect transfer of thoughts, feelings, and information, along with media that might make such communication possible. This book radically reframes major poets and canonical poems. Igarashi considers Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a stenographer, William Wordsworth as a bureaucrat, Percy Shelley amid social networks, and John Keats in relation to telegraphy, revealing a shared attraction and skepticism toward the dream of communication. Bringing to bear a singular combination of media studies, the history of communication, sociology, rhetoric, and literary history, The Connected Condition proposes new accounts of literary difficulty and Romanticism. Above all, this book shows that the Romantic poets have much to teach us about living with the connected condition and the fortunes of literature in it

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