The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture, (PDF) finds the cultural functions the printed book carries out in the digital age. It checks out how making use of and mindset towards the book kind have actually changed in light of the digital transformation of American media culture. Positioned at the crossroads of American research studies, book research studies, literary research studies, and media research studies, these essays reveal that a continual concentration on the median and material formats of literary interaction substantially broadens our accustomed methods of doing cultural research studies. Addressing the altering functions of publishers, authors and readers while covering numerous bookish formats such as speculative fiction, artists’ books, bestselling books, and zines, this interdisciplinary volume presents readers to present transatlantic discussions on the past and future of the printed book.
“What function does the printed book serve in a stage of flourishing reading environments? The essays gathered by Heike Schaefer and Alexander Starre remarkably browse the book’s materiality in a progressively complicated media ecology, showing the manner ins which today’s codex both adds to and appears from a moving financial and cultural landscape. Along the method, the reader is promoted to show how a mode of ‘median close reading’ may open brand-new area and copy brand-new connections amongst fields consisting of relative literature and American research studies, and likewise media research studies and book history.” (Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University, USA)
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