Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture FB2 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. FictionBook (also FeedBook) - Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book format in the form of XML-documents, in which all elements of the book are described by tags. It provides synchronization with various devices and formats. With FictionBook, you can easily and quickly create documents that are ready to use and programmed (for example, storage, transformation, management). Electronic books Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture with the extension .fb2 contain structural text markup, a small description of the book, as well as attachments with binary files that store graphical images, for example, the cover of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture. Each Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book in FictionBook format is presented as a single XML file. PNG and JPEG images are embedded in XML. FictionBook has the ability to compress into ZIP, converting the format of the file .fb2.zip or .fbz. Most programs for reading support and FB2 with compression, this way allows you to save space. FictionBook is very similar to the first versions of HTML - tags relate to logical formatting. It does not have a binding to the hardware or paper size, so FB2 does not include information regarding the unit of measure (pixel, paragraph, or size). The visual display of the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book text, obtained from the .fb2 format, depends on the settings of the viewer program, or on the parameters specified when converting the file to another format, for example, the main text tag in the viewer can be converted to a specific font and absolutely any color. When converting the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book to HTML format, it is possible to write a specific HTML tag for each header, for example, <H4> or <B>. Therefore, FB2 claims to be the universal format for storing electronic books Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture, which can be automatically translated into HTML, PDF and other formats. You can download Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture FB2 by following these links:
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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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