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The printed book in contemporary American culture : medium, object, metaphor

Author: Heike Schaefer; Alexander Starre
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, [2019] ©2019
Series: New directions in book history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This essay collection explores the cultural functions the printed book performs in the digital age. It examines how the use of and attitude toward the book form have changed in light of the digital transformation of American media culture. Situated at the crossroads of American studies, literary studies, book studies, and media studies, these essays show that a sustained focus on the medial and material formats of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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PRINTED BOOK IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CULTURE.
[S.l.] : SPRINGER NATURE, 2019
(OCoLC)1101355664
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Schaefer; Alexander Starre
ISBN: 9783030225452 3030225453
OCLC Number: 1117460297
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 277 pages)
Contents: The printed book, contemporary media culture, and American studies / Heike Schaefer and Alexander Starre --
The books that count: big data versus narrative in Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and Joshua Cohen's Book of Numbers / Regina Schober --
US print culture, literary narrative, and slow reading in the age of big data: Steve Tomasula's VAS: An Opera in Flatland / Antje Kley --
"Books and books and books...an oasis of the forbidden": writing and print culture as metaphor and medium for survival in Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale / Reingard M. Nischik --
Zines in the library: underground communication and the property regimes of book culture / Janice Radway --
The book between media convergence, media specificity, and diverse reading communities in present-day US culture / Christoph Bläsi --
Michael Cunningham's The Hours: homage to the book in a time of media transformation / Aleida Assmann --
"There's nothin quite like a real book": stop-motion bookishness / Jessica Pressman --
Remediation, oral storytelling, and the printed book: the stylistic strategies of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword / Alison Gibbons --
Book design as literary strategy: aka Morchiladze's novel Santa Esperanza and its poetics of playful storytelling / Monika Schmitz-Emans --
Authorial impression and remediation in Anne Carson's quasi-artist's book Nox / Kiene Brillenburg Wurth --
The storied book / Garrett Stewart
Series Title: New directions in book history.
Responsibility: Heike Schaefer, Alexander Starre, editors.

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