Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture eReader By Jay Clayton

By Jay Clayton

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture By Jay Clayton

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Charles Dickens in Cyberspace opens a window on a startling set of literary and scientific links between contemporary American culture and the nineteenth-century heritage it often repudiates. Surveying a wide range of novelists, scientists, filmmakers, and theorists from the past two centuries, Jay Clayton traces the concealed circuits that connect the telegraph with the Internet, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine with the digital computer, Frankenstein's monster with cyborgs and clones, and Dickens' life and fiction with all manner of contemporary popular culture--from comic books and advertising to recent novels and films. In the process, Clayton argues for two important principles: that postmodernism has a hidden or repressed connection with the nineteenth-century and that revealing those connections can aid in the development of a historical cultural studies. In Charles Dickens in Cyberspace nineteenth-century figures--Jane Austen, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Ada Lovelace, Joseph Paxton, Mary Shelley, and Mary Somerville--meet a lively group of counterparts from today: Andrea Barrett, Greg Bear, Peter Carey, Hélène Cixous, Alfonso Cuarón, William Gibson, Donna Haraway, David Lean, Richard Powers, Salman Rushdie, Ridley Scott, Susan Sontag, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, and Tom Stoppard. The juxtaposition of such a diverse cast of characters leads to a new way of understanding the "undisciplined culture" the two eras share, an understanding that can suggest ways to heal the gap that has long separated literature from science. Combining storytelling and scholarship, this engaging study demonstrates in its own practice the value of a self-reflective stance toward cultural history. Its personal voice, narrative strategies, multiple points of view, recursive loops, and irony emphasize the improvisational nature of the methods it employs. Yet its argument is serious and urgent: that the afterlife of the nineteenth century continues to shape the present in diverse and sometimes conflicting ways. The company Prestigio introduced a new application - eReader. It consists of three tabs "Shelf", "My Library" and "Store". The main menu looks like bookshelves. Between the top, which displays the books read, is an interactive line. It allows you to organize books by title, author, recently added or "selected" books, transition between book collections. The e-book Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture can be read in eReader Prestigio in the formats EPUB, OEB, FB2 (ZIP), HTML, PDF, TXT. It's also possible in Rich Text Format files, but there are problems with formatting with them. Change pages by slide from right to left or vice versa, which simplifies the navigation and allows you to easily navigate from page to page. Also, to change the brightness of the screen, you can drag your finger up and down. The touching of the upper central part causes the indicator of the number of pages read, the lower one - the menu of the reading mode. In the "Reading" menu, you can navigate through the table of contents, manage bookmarks, switch between day and night display mode, search the book. To get information about the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture book or use the decrease buttons, the font increases will appear, you need to click the "More" button. In the eReader application, a large number of text display options are available. You can choose different background options, type, font size and line spacing, to make reading the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book even more interesting. Also there is an item "Other styles". In its settings section, you can display the text of the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture book in more detail: the appearance of the title or chapter title, comments, etc. One of the features of the application is the support of dialects or translators, so Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-books can be read in different languages, but by default they are not installed, so they need to be downloaded separately. EReader has enough wide functionality, user-friendly interface and nice design. However, there are not enough items in the menu that are quite small, which complicates the work with them on devices with a small display. You can download eReader here.
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978-0195313260

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Jay Clayton of

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304 pages

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Oxford University Press

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6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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English Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture

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6.4 ounces