Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillio's Novels

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Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillio's Novels

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Through a close reading of four DeLillo novels, Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo's Novels examines the variety of modes in which DeLillo's fictions illustrate the technologically mediated confluence of his human subjects and the field of cultural objects in which they discover themselves. The model of interactionism between human beings and technological instruments that is implicit in DeLillo's writing suggests significant applications both to the study of other contemporary novelists as well as to contemporary cultural studies.

ISBN

978-1-4331=0841-9

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing

City

New York

Keywords

criticism and interpretation, literature and technology, subjectivity in liteature, cultural studies, postmodern

Disciplines

American Literature | American Material Culture | American Studies

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Contents

Americana: inventing the primitive -- TV or not TV? -- 28 years in the movies -- The plastic bitch -- Oedison Rex -- America-na-na -- White noise: technology with a human face -- Cable weather: white noise, black magic -- Cable news: entering your code -- Cable nature: postmodern transcendentalism -- Cable health: the televisual body -- Underworld: American misshapens -- October 3, 1951: American apocalypse -- Self-externalization: the made man -- "The mind's own technology" -- Cosmopolis: the concept of disappearance.