9780226468853

The Electronic Word

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  • ISBN13:

    9780226468853

  • ISBN10:

    0226468852

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

This highly acclaimed collection of witty, provocative, and engaging essays surveys the effects of electronic text on the arts and letters. Insisting that the move from book to screen gives cause for optimism, not apocalyptic despair, the author proclaims that 'electronic expression has come not to destroy the Western arts but to fulfill them.'

Author Biography

Richard A. Lanham is professor emeritus of English at UCLA and President of Rhetorica, Inc. He has written ten books, including A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms and Literacy and the Survival of Humanism.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Electronic Word: Literary Study and the Digital Revolution
Digital Rhetoric and the Digital Arts
Twenty Years After: Digital Decorum and Bi-stable Allusions
The Extraordinary Convergence: Democracy, Technology, Theory, and the University Curriculum
Electronic Textbooks and University Structures
Strange Lands, Strange Languages, and Useful Miracles
The "Q" Question
Elegies for the Book
Operating Systems, Attention Structures, and the Edge of Chaos
Conversation with a Curmudgeon
Index
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