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Title Literature in Contemporary Media Culture
Author Sarah J. Paulson
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company
Release 2016-02-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9027267545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

How does contemporary literature respond to the digitalized media culture in which it takes part? And how do we study literature in order to shed light on these responses? Under the subsections Technology, Subjectivity, and Aesthetics, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture sets out to answer these questions. The book shows how literature over the last decade has charted the impact of new technologies on human conduct. It explores how changes in literary production, distribution, and consumption can be correlated to changes in social practices more generally. And it examines how (and if) contemporary media culture affects our understanding of literary aesthetics. Addressing Scandinavian and Anglo-American poetry and fiction produced around the beginning of the present century, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture highlights both well-known and unfamiliar literary texts. It offers cross-disciplinary methodological tools and reading strategies for studying literary phenomena such as intermedial aesthetics, the autobiographical novel, conceptual literature, and digital poetry, all of which are prevalent across national borders at the outset of the twenty-first century. This book will be of interest to students and established scholars in the fields of literature, film and media studies, and visual studies, as well as to members of the general reading public.

McSweeney s by Dave Eggers

Title McSweeney s
Author Dave Eggers
Publisher McSweeney's
Release 2014-05-20
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 300
ISBN 1940450411
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan prisons to Uruguayan resorts to blood-drenched bedrooms in Mexico and Peru, and even, briefly, to Epcot Center and the Havana home of a Cuban transsexual named Amy Winehouse. Featuring contemporary writers from ten different countries—including Alejandro Zambra, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Andres Ressia Colino, Mariana Enriquez, and many more—McSweeney’s 46 offers an essential cross-section of the troubles and temptations confronting the region today. It’s crucial reading for anyone interested in the shifting topography of Latin American literature and Latin American life, and a collection of writing to rival anything we’ve assembled in years.

Title Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives
Author Lan Dong
Publisher McFarland
Release 2014-01-10
Category Education
Total Pages 280
ISBN 0786492643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The essays in this collection discuss how comics and graphic narratives can be useful primary texts and learning tools in college and university classes across different disciplines. There are six sections: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Genre Studies, and Composition, Rhetoric and Communication. With a combination of practical and theoretical investigations, the book brings together discussions among teacher-scholars to advance the scholarship on teaching comics and graphic narratives—and provides scholars with useful references, critical approaches, and particular case studies.

Title Papers for the Suppression of Reality
Author Matt Werner
Publisher Thought Publishing
Release 2011-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 120
ISBN 0982689810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the great tradition of Jorge Luis Borges's Cronicas de Bustos Domecq, Mad Magazine, The Onion's In The Know with Clifford Banes, Army Man, Might Magazine, Yeti Researcher, and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, comes a work of metafiction that's so visionary, so revolutionary, that it's trite. Papers for the Suppression of Reality is a work of academic humor that's billed as the English translation of Jacques Reboul's non-existent surrealist journal Feuilles pour la suppression de la realite. Additional background: Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges wrote fake book reviews of books that didn't exist. Matt Werner teamed up with the brilliant, though embattled, yet-to-be-tenured Dr. Shaka Freeman to write one of the fake books referenced in Borges's "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote." The Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society is proud to present this title for the first time in English. Critical reception: Excoriated by Borges scholars for its pseudo-historicism, anachronisms, and substandard grammar, Papers for the Suppression of Reality has been called "The worst book ever written on Jorge Luis Borges."What you get: Printed in California on 100% cotton archival paper with the world's largest Jorge Luis Borges-themed crossword puzzle in the back. Special editions also feature a fold-out map of "Borges's Real and Imaginary Buenos Aires." Hand-bound and individually numbered by the authors.

The New Digital Storytelling by Bryan Alexander

Title The New Digital Storytelling
Author Bryan Alexander
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 275
ISBN 0313387494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book surveys the many ways of telling stories with digital technology, including blogging, gaming, social media, podcasts, and Web video. * Provides a bibliography listing sources consulted * Contains an index of key words and concepts from the text

McSweeney s Issue 30 by Dave Eggers

Title McSweeney s Issue 30
Author Dave Eggers
Publisher McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Release 2009
Category Fiction
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781934781227
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Featuring new work by Wells Tower, Michael Cera, and Etgar Keret, along with as always a bevy of lesser-known but nonetheless excellent writers investigating everything from mental hospitals to sentient mists, and possibly some kind of poster, Issue 30 warrants every ounce of attention and industry you'll give it, even if you are very important and your time is valuable--even if the fate of nations rests on your weary shoulders. You should still read Issue 30.

Title The Better of McSweeney s
Author
Publisher
Release 2005
Category Short stories, American
Total Pages 361
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title One Man Zeitgeist Dave Eggers Publishing and Publicity
Author Caroline D. Hamilton
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release 2010-10-21
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1441167498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One Man Zeitgeist: Dave Eggers, Publishing and Publicity undertakes the first extensive analysis of the works of Dave Eggers, an author who has grown from a small-time media upstart into one of the most influential author-publishers of the twenty-first century. Eggers' rise to fame is charted in careful detail, offering analysis of the circumstances of his success and their effects on the production of his literary oeuvre. As both a memoirist and novelist Eggers has distinguished himself from his cohort of young American authors by insisting on seizing the reins of his publishing output. The nature of this independent streak is given attention in this study, particularly the cultural circumstances of a digitalised, consumer society in which books and literature are primarily commodities.Hamilton examines this spirit of independence as both a practical and figurative state in Eggers' works, and seeks to address the reasons why in a contemporary, globalised society independence is not only personally gratifying for Eggers but also a popularly successful strategy for producing books.

Title The Little Magazine in Contemporary America
Author Ian Morris
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2015-04-09
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 264
ISBN 022624069X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Little magazines have often showcased the best new writing in America. Historically, these idiosyncratic, small-circulation outlets have served the dual functions of representing the avant-garde of literary expression while also helping many emerging writers become established authors. Although changing technology and the increasingly harsh financial realities of publishing over the past three decades would seem to have pushed little magazines to the brink of extinction, their story is far more complicated. In this collection, Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz gather the reflections of twenty-three prominent editors whose little magazines have flourished over the past thirty-five years. Highlighting the creativity and innovation driving this diverse and still vital medium, contributors offer insights into how their publications sometimes succeeded, sometimes reluctantly folded, but mostly how they evolved and persevered. Other topics discussed include the role of little magazines in promoting the work and concerns of minority and women writers, the place of universities in supporting and shaping little magazines, and the online and offline future of these publications. Selected contributors Betsy Sussler, BOMB; Lee Gutkind, Creative Nonfiction; Bruce Andrews, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E; Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s; Keith Gessen, n+1; Don Share, Poetry; Jane Friedman, VQR; Amy Hoffman, Women’s Review of Books; and more.

Curating Culture by Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin

Title Curating Culture
Author Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2021-07-13
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1538138123
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Curated case studies illuminate how twentieth-century magazines created, cultivated, and served specific communities, laying the groundwork for contemporary media forms to continue that role today. Chapters examine how cultural niches were cultivated, how they changed over time, and how they influenced broader cultural conversations.