Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture iBook (Apple) 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. IBooks is a free application from Apple Inc. For reading electronic books. This application can only be installed on Apple devices, such as the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and OS X. Originally created for the iPad, but then there were versions for other Apple devices. This is a free program for reading books, it also contains a built-in iBookStore store in which you can buy books. Most e-books in it are free of charge, and you can even pay a few paid before you buy. Also, the program allows you to read and save the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book in .pda format, which you can save from the Internet to your device. IBooks syncs with the computer via iTunes, but only if the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture book is in the epub format. In the application, you can change the font, text size, highlight and color of the pages. IBooks offers three color options: -standard mode -normal mode -sepia In Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture books, you can make bookmarks and highlightings with a "marker", the color of which can also be selected. When you run the program, there is a white bookshelf with books. When you touch a book, it automatically opens into read mode. The text of the Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture e-book for iPad is two-page, in the version for iPhone and iPod Touch the text fills the whole screen. The advantages of the iBooks application is the synchronization of bookmarks and progress of reading between devices, as well as the synchronization of books through iTunes. The iBooks app is ideal for reading Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture electronic books. However, it can be noted from the minuses that the program supports only two formats: epub and pdf, which worsens the availability of some books, as it will have to periodically use the computer to convert to the desired format.
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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