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The Resource The digital banal : new media in American literature and culture, Zara Dinnen

The digital banal : new media in American literature and culture, Zara Dinnen

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The digital banal : new media in American literature and culture
Title
The digital banal
Title remainder
new media in American literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
Zara Dinnen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contemporary culture is haunted by its media. In its ubiquity digital media have become increasingly banal and in the process its meaning and influence have become less visibly apparent. Contemporary novelists and filmmakers have narrated and depicted everyday life in a way- that represents the emotional, intellectual, and political nature of living in our present-day media environment. The works of these writers and directors, Dinnen argues, also offer ways of resisting the more troubling aspects of the effects of new technologies. Dinnen considers the work of a range of prominent contemporary writers, filmmakers, and artists, including Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart, Colson Whitehead, David Fincher, Mark Amerika, and Cory Arcangel. Their works critique and reveal the ways in which digital labor isolates the individual; how the work of programming has become an operation of power; how creative remixing allows the writer or filmmaker the opportunity to expose what often becomes shrouded in the digital banal; self-representation through avatars; and the development of the "California ideology," which has folded the radical into the rote and the imaginary into the mundane"--
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Dinnen, Zara,
Dewey number
809/.93356
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature now
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology in literature
  • American literature
  • Technology in motion pictures
  • Digital media
  • Banality (Philosophy)
Label
The digital banal : new media in American literature and culture, Zara Dinnen
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: thinking with the digital banal -- David Fincher's grammar of code -- Jonathan Lethem and Mark Amerika's common writing -- Being social in a post-digital world in Catfish and How should a person be? The signs of a social network -- Twenty years of Californian ideology in The Bug and The Circle -- Refresh, update, wait-or living with the digital banal in Chronic city and Refresh refresh -- Speculating on the real estate of the digital banal -- Conclusion: after the digital banal
Control code
on1014339536
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545402
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014339536
Label
The digital banal : new media in American literature and culture, Zara Dinnen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: thinking with the digital banal -- David Fincher's grammar of code -- Jonathan Lethem and Mark Amerika's common writing -- Being social in a post-digital world in Catfish and How should a person be? The signs of a social network -- Twenty years of Californian ideology in The Bug and The Circle -- Refresh, update, wait-or living with the digital banal in Chronic city and Refresh refresh -- Speculating on the real estate of the digital banal -- Conclusion: after the digital banal
Control code
on1014339536
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545402
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014339536

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