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The Resource Literature, technology, and modernity, 1860-2000, Nicholas Daly

Literature, technology, and modernity, 1860-2000, Nicholas Daly

Label
Literature, technology, and modernity, 1860-2000
Title
Literature, technology, and modernity, 1860-2000
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Daly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The central scenario in this fantasy is the crash, sometimes literal, sometimes metaphorical. Nicholas Daly considers the way human/machine encounters have been imagined from the 1860s on, arguing that such scenes dramatize the modernization of subjectivity. Daly begins with Victorian railway melodramas in which an individual is rescued from the path of the train just in time, and ends with J. G. Ballard's novel Crash in which people seek out such collisions. Daly argues that these collisions dramatize the relationship between the individual and modern industrial society, and suggests that the pleasures of fictional suspense help people to assimilate the speeding up of everyday life. This book will be of interest to scholars of Victorian literature, modernism and film."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Daly, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Technology in literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Railroad travel in literature
  • Machinery in literature
  • Railroads in literature
Label
Literature, technology, and modernity, 1860-2000, Nicholas Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-156) and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Sensation drama, the railway, and modernity.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • Sensation fiction and the modernization of the senses.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Boerograph.
  • p. 56
  • 4.
  • 'It': the last machine and the invention of sex appeal.
  • p. 76
  • 5.
  • Crash: flesh, steel, and celluloid.
  • p. 110
  • Notes.
  • p. 136
  • Index.
  • p. 157
Control code
l82003055728
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 161 p.
Isbn
9780521833929
Lccn
2003055728
Other physical details
ill
Label
Literature, technology, and modernity, 1860-2000, Nicholas Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-156) and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Sensation drama, the railway, and modernity.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • Sensation fiction and the modernization of the senses.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Boerograph.
  • p. 56
  • 4.
  • 'It': the last machine and the invention of sex appeal.
  • p. 76
  • 5.
  • Crash: flesh, steel, and celluloid.
  • p. 110
  • Notes.
  • p. 136
  • Index.
  • p. 157
Control code
l82003055728
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 161 p.
Isbn
9780521833929
Lccn
2003055728
Other physical details
ill

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