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Literature, Media, Information Systems

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John Johnston's background combines expertise in modern literature, poststructuralist philosophy, and high technology's production. Like Kittler, he draws on historic fact, anecdote, and literature. From this vantage point he explicates the theoretical and practical consequences of Friedrich Kittler's insights into the social and psychological effects of the processes by w ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Routledge
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Karla Jasso
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theory
Kittler es sin duda, uno de mis autores favoritos para el estudio de los medios. En este libro, el capítulo 3 es excepcional: Romanticism-Psychoanalysis-Film: A History of the Double
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Contains "Gramophone, Film, Typewriter" and a nice essay on Dracula, among others. Johnston's commentary is welcome.
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Erudite and informed, but incredibly idiosyncratic.

For my real academic review you'll have to ask me.
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Friedrich Kittler was a literary scholar and a media theorist.

Kittler is influential in the new approach to media theory that grew popular starting in the 1980s
Kittler's central project is to "prove to the human sciences [...] their technological-media a priori" (Hartmut Winkler), or in his own words: "Driving the human out of the humanities",[4] a title that he gave a work that he published in 19
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