A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Monica Cure. who desired to uphold the current establishment. In Where Angels Fear to Tread, E. M. Forster plays not only on British and Italian cultural dissonances but also on dissonances ...
Author: Monica Cure
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The first full-length study of a once revolutionary visual and linguistic medium Literature has “died” many times—this book tells the story of its death by postcard. Picturing the Postcard looks to this unlikely source to shed light on our collective, modern-day obsession with new media. The postcard, almost unimaginably now, produced at the end of the nineteenth century the same anxieties and hopes that many people think are unique to twenty-first-century social media such as Facebook or Twitter. It promised a newly connected social world accessible to all and threatened the breakdown of authentic social relations and even of language. Arguing that “new media” is as much a discursive object as a material one, and that it is always in dialogue with the media that came before it, Monica Cure reconstructs the postcard’s history through journals, legal documents, and sources from popular culture, analyzing the postcard’s representation in fiction by well-known writers such as E. M. Forster and Edith Wharton and by more obscure writers like Anne Sedgwick and Herbert Flowerdew. Writers deployed uproar over the new medium of the postcard by Anglo-American cultural critics to mirror anxieties about the changing nature of the literary marketplace, which included the new role of women in public life, the appeal of celebrity and the loss of privacy, an increasing dependence on new technologies, and the rise of mass media. Literature kept open the postcard’s possibilities and in the process reimagined what literature could be.
Images and Messages of Early Twentieth-Century Photo Postcards Kenneth Wilson ... Arreola, Daniel D. Postcards from the Rio Bravo Border. ... Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century.
Author: Kenneth Wilson
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Snapshots and Short Notes examines the photographic postcards exchanged during the first half of the twentieth century as illustrated, first-hand accounts of American life. Almost immediately after the introduction of the generic postcard at the turn of the century, innovations in small, accessible cameras added black and white photographs to the cards. The resulting combination of image and text emerged as a communication device tantamount to social media today. Postcard messages and photographs tell the stories of ordinary lives during a time of far-reaching technological, demographic, and social changes: a family’s new combine harvester that could cut 40 acres a day; a young woman trying to find work in a man’s world; the sight of an airplane in flight. However, postcards also chronicled and shared hardship and tragedy––the glaring reality of homesteading on the High Plains, natural disasters, preparations for war, and the struggles for racial and gender equality. With a meticulous eye for detail, painstaking research, and astute commentary, Wilson surveys more than 160 photographic postcards, reproduced in full color, that provide insights into every aspect of life in a time not far removed from our own.
In contrast to the later broadcast media, print media did not require large capital investments and allowed audiences ... 8 Monica Cure, Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century (Minneapolis: University of ...
Author: Nikolaj Christensen
The Pentecostal movement has turned the world of religion upside down in the last century but had only sporadic impact on Europe, the traditional centre of Christendom. This book uses Denmark as its case study to work out why.
... readers; social media; telecommunications FURTHER READING Monica Cure, Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century, 2018; Konstantin Dierks, In My Power: Letter Writing and Communications in Early America, ...
Author: Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A landmark history that traces the creation, management, and sharing of information through six centuries Thanks to modern technological advances, we now enjoy seemingly unlimited access to information. Yet how did information become so central to our everyday lives, and how did its processing and storage make our data-driven era possible? This volume is the first to consider these questions in comprehensive detail, tracing the global emergence of information practices, technologies, and more, from the premodern era to the present. With entries spanning archivists to algorithms and scribes to surveilling, this is the ultimate reference on how information has shaped and been shaped by societies. Written by an international team of experts, the book's inspired and original long- and short-form contributions reconstruct the rise of human approaches to creating, managing, and sharing facts and knowledge. Thirteen full-length chapters discuss the role of information in pivotal epochs and regions, with chief emphasis on Europe and North America, but also substantive treatment of other parts of the world as well as current global interconnections. More than 100 alphabetical entries follow, focusing on specific tools, methods, and concepts—from ancient coins to the office memo, and censorship to plagiarism. The result is a wide-ranging, deeply immersive collection that will appeal to anyone drawn to the story behind our modern mania for an informed existence. Tells the story of information’s rise from 1450 through to today Covers a range of eras and regions, including the medieval Islamic world, late imperial East Asia, early modern and modern Europe, and modern North America Includes 100 concise articles on wide-ranging topics: Concepts: data, intellectual property, privacy Formats and genres: books, databases, maps, newspapers, scrolls and rolls, social media People: archivists, diplomats and spies, readers, secretaries, teachers Practices: censorship, forecasting, learning, political reporting, translating Processes: digitization, quantification, storage and search Systems: bureaucracy, platforms, telecommunications Technologies: cameras, computers, lithography Provides an informative glossary, suggested further reading (a short bibliography accompanies each entry), and a detailed index Written by an international team of notable contributors, including Jeremy Adelman, Lorraine Daston, John-Paul Ghobrial, Earle Havens, Niv Horesh, Sarah Igo, Lauren Kassell, Pamela Long, David McKitterick, Elias Muhanna, Carla Nappi, Geoffrey Nunberg, Neil Safier, Haun Saussy, Erin Schreiner, Jacob Soll, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Alexandra Walsham, and many more.
This book is a literary journey through Salman Rushdie’s cross-pollinated gardens, showing that the metaphor of reading as a quest is essential to Rushdie’s writing.
Author: Dana Bădulescu
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
This book is a literary journey through Salman Rushdie’s cross-pollinated gardens, showing that the metaphor of reading as a quest is essential to Rushdie’s writing. It invites scholars and students interested in postcolonialism, postmodernism, transculturalism and the global novel to explore the many facets of Rushdie’s novels and collections of essays. The journey starts from Rushdie’s sorcery with language, and it continues with his appraisal of Joyce’s legacy. The reader will also find an analysis of the dark season of the fatwa, as well as the lush sensuality of the body and aestheticized Eros in The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. The book further explores the liquid bridges, the postmodernist twist and postcolonial satire in Rushdie’s fiction. After providing a sense of Rushdie’s novel of “disorientation” and New York, the book finishes by exploring Rushdie’s Quichotte, published in 2019, an epitome of the global novel that revisits and “translates” Cervantes’s Don Quijote de la Mancha for readers addicted to TV and the Internet.
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Yet in spite of being away from Sorin so often, Malloy remains a fixture at the 19th-century dorm, where his door sports ... shops sold postcard-sized copies of the picture until protests by that city's NAACP branch produced a stop.
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