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Literature, Technology, and Modernity, 1860-2000

Literature, Technology, and Modernity, 1860-2000

by Nicholas Daly
     
 

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Writing for scholars of modernism, literature, and film, Nicholas Daly considers the way human/machine encounters have been imagined from the 1860s on, arguing that such scenes dramatize the modernization of subjectivity. Although modernity assumes that there is a difference between people and machines, a consequence of this belief has been a recurring fantasy

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Writing for scholars of modernism, literature, and film, Nicholas Daly considers the way human/machine encounters have been imagined from the 1860s on, arguing that such scenes dramatize the modernization of subjectivity. Although modernity assumes that there is a difference between people and machines, a consequence of this belief has been a recurring fantasy about the erasure of that difference. The central scenario in this fantasy is the "crash", or collision, sometimes literal, sometimes metaphorical.

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Review of the hardback: 'This is a concise, impeccably researched book, which teases out a coherent narrative from a seemingly disparate set of cultural sources.' The Times Literary Supplement

Review of the hardback: 'Literature, Technology, and Modernity delivers a compelling, original, and intellectually sophisticated account …' English

Review of the hardback: 'Literature, Technology, and Modernity, 1860–2000 is inventive, resourceful, and well-grounded in the social and cultural history of the hundred and forty year period the book covers. Daly's book is a great read …' Modernism/Modernity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521123846
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/07/2010
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Daly is Lecturer in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of Modernism, Romance, and the Fin de Siecle: Popular Fiction and British Culture, 1880-1914 (Cambridge, 1999), and of articles in Novel, ELH, Victorian Studies, New Formations, among others.

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