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[Commlist] New book: The Baroque Technotext

Thu Mar 26 18:49:00 GMT 2020

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Intellect is pleased to announce that *The Baroque Technotext: Literature in a Digital Mediascape* <>/, /by Elise Takehana is now available as an ebook. The hardback edition is currently available from our UK distributor.

To date, most criticism of print and digital technotexts – literary objects that foreground the role of their media of inscription – has emphasized the avant-garde contexts of a text’s production. /The Baroque Technotext/ opens new perspectives on this important and innovative literary canon, analysing the role of baroque and neo-baroque aesthetics in the emergence and possible futures of technotexts. Combining the insights of poststructuralist theory of the baroque, postcolonial theory of the neobaroque, and insightful critique of the prevailing modernist approaches to technotexts, /The Baroque Technotext/ reframes critical debate of contemporary experiments in literary practice in the late age of print. Analyses of works from authors including Jonathan Safran Foer, Chris Ware and David Clark are matched with reflections on other media texts – film, visual art and interface design – that have adopted baroque aesthetic tropes.

*_Table of Contents_*
- Introduction*:* An Anamorphic Projection of the Title

- Reconciling Literary Study with Materiality

- Technotexts as a Focus

- Technotexts Beyond Modernism

- Baroque as the Other Focus

- Baroque Reason as Modernity’s Madness

- Prologue

- Choice

- Monads: A Harmonic Subjectivity for Technotextuality

- Mirrors

- Mise en Abyme: Mirrorish Dimensions Down to the Code

- Illusion

- Trompe L’Oeil: Blending Media and Synesthetic Knowing

- Surface

- Minoring: Baroque Cosmology and Criticizing from Within

- Code

- Collections and Navels: The Horror Vacui of the Database

- Coda

- References

- Index
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