The Digital Banal: New Media and American Literature and Culture

The Digital Banal: New Media and American Literature and Culture

by Zara Dinnen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231545402
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Literature Now
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Zara Dinnen is lecturer in twentieth and twenty-first century literature at Queen Mary University of London. She is coeditor of The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Narrative Theories (2018).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking with the Digital Banal
1. David Fincher’s Grammar of Code
2. Jonathan Lethem’s and Mark Amerika’s Common Writing
3. Being Social in a Postdigital World in Catfish and How Should a Person Be?
4. Twenty Years of Californian Ideology in The Bug and The Circle
5. Refresh, Update, Wait, or, Living with the Digital Banal in Chronic City and Refresh Refresh
6. Speculating on the Real Estate of the Digital Banal
Conclusion: After the Digital Banal

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