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by Paul A. Youngman


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Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture. 1: Losing Ground to the Machine: Electronic Brains in the Works of Heinrich Hauser and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture. This book examines the literary and cultural reception of information technology (IT), primarily in Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland, with a focus on the fiction of the late 1990s and the early twenty-first century. The aspect of technological innovation in general that interests me most is its ambivalent reception.

We Are the Machine book. This first study of the literary reception of IT in German-speaking lands begins with an analysis of a seminal novel from the beginning of the computer age, Heinrich Hauser's Gigant Hirn (1948), then moves to its primary focus, the literature of the past two decades, ranging from Gerd Heidenreich's Die Nacht der H�ndler/I (1995) to. Daniel Glattauer's novel Gut gegen Nordwind (2006).

The Computer, the Internet, and Information in Contemporary German Literature. Despite our embrace of the sheer utility and productivity it has made possible, the revolution in Information Technology has led to unease about its possible misuse, abuse, and even its eventual domination of humankind.

This first study of the literary reception of IT in German-speaking lands begins with an analysis of a seminal novel from the beginning of the computer age, Heinrich Hauser's 'Gigant Hirn' (1948), then moves to its primary focus, the literature of the past two decades, ranging from Gerd Heidenreich's 'Die Nacht der Händler' (1995) to Daniel Glattauer's. novel 'Gut gegen Nordwind' (2006).

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We Are the Machine : The Computer, the Internet, and Information in Contemporary German Literature.

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Contributors: Stephen Brockmann, Jeremy Leaman, Sebastian Harnisch and Kerry Longhurst, Lothar Probst, Simon Ward, Anna Saunders, Annette Seidel Arpaci, Chris Homewood, Andrew Plowman, Helmut Schmitz, Karoline Von Oppen, William Collins Donahue, Kathrin Schoedel, Stuart Taberner, Paul Cooke Stuart Taberner is Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Culture, and Society and Paul Cooke is Senior Lecturer in German Studies, both at the University of Leeds.

Despite our embrace of the sheer utility and productivity it has made possible, the revolution in Information Technology has led to unease about its possible misuse, abuse, and even its eventual domination of humankind. That German culture is not immune to this sense of disquiet is reflected in a broad variety of German-language fiction since the 1940s. This first study of the literary reception of IT in German-speaking lands begins with an analysis of a seminal novel from the beginning of the computer age, Heinrich Hauser's Gigant Hirn (1948), then moves to its primary focus, the literature of the past two decades, ranging from Gerd Heidenreich's Die Nacht der Händler (1995) to Daniel Glattauer's novel Gut gegen Nordwind (2006). Along the way, it analyzes eleven works, including Barbara Frischmuth's novel Die Schrift des Freundes (1998), René Pollesch's drama world wide web-slums (2001), and Günter Grass's novella Im Krebsgang (2003). As wildly different in approach as these works are, each has much to offer this investigation of the imaginary border dividing the human from the technological, a lingering, centuries-old construct created to ease the anxiety that technology has given rise to throughout the ages. Paul A. Youngman is Associate Professor of German at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Director of the Center for Humanities, Technology, and Science.
We Are the Machine: The Computer, the Internet, and Information in Contemporary German Literature (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Paul A. Youngman
ISBN: 1571133925
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Camden House (October 2, 2009)
Pages: 187 pages