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British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

Title
British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830 / edited by Kristin M. Girten and Aaron R. Hanlon.
ISBN
9781684483990
9781684483976
9781684483952
9781684483969
Publication
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2023]
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2022
Copyright Notice Date
©[2023]
Physical Description
1 online resource.
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Summary
"Enlightenment-era writers had not yet come to take technology for granted, but nonetheless were--as we are today--both attracted to and repelled by its potential. This volume registers the deep history of such ambivalence, examining technology's influence on Enlightenment British literature, as well as the impact of literature on conceptions of, attitudes toward, and implementations of technology. Offering a counterbalance to the abundance of studies on literature and science in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain, this volume's focus encompasses approaches to literary history that help us understand technologies like the steam engine and the telegraph along with representations of technology in literature such as the "political machine." Contributors ultimately show how literature across genres provided important sites for Enlightenment readers to recognize themselves as "chimeras"--"hybrids of machine and organism," and to explore the modern self as "a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.""-- Provided by publisher.
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Project MUSE complete collection 2022.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 19, 2023
Series
Book collections on Project MUSE.
Aperçus: histories texts cultures
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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