Media  Culture  and Mediality

Media Culture and Mediality


  • Author : Ludwig Jäger
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783839413760


Media Culture and Mediality Book Description :

Current culturally oriented media studies have significantly advanced central concepts such like »mediality«, »media culture«, »media discourse« and »procedures of media«. Focused on this newly defined terminological field, this volume presents landmark contributions for media studies providing new insights into the current state of research on media theory and media culture, simultaneously developing an agenda for future research....

Imaging Identity

Imaging Identity


  • Author : Johannes Riquet
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-30
  • Genre: Photography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783030217747


Imaging Identity Book Description :

This volume explores the many facets and ongoing transformations of our visual identities in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its chapters engage with the constitution of personal, national and cultural identities at the intersection of the verbal and the visual across a range of media. They are attentive to how the medialities and (im)materialities of modern image culture inflect our conceptions of identity, examining the cultural and political force of literature, films, online video messages, rap songs, selfies, digital algorithms, social media, computer-generated images, photojournalism and branding, among others. They also reflect on the image theories that emerged in the same time span—from early theorists such as Charles S. Peirce t...

Passages of Culture  Media and Mediality in African Societies

Passages of Culture Media and Mediality in African Societies


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  • Release Date : 2017
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1051431371


Passages of Culture Media and Mediality in African Societies Book Description :

How do African cultures transform when they appropriate new media? This introduction to the following five articles raises and reflects basic questions related to the many transformations that African societies currently go through when they are faced with new media. It situates the concept of mediality in the social practice of those who deal with and experience media. As instances of the in-between, as bridges between actors and their life-worlds, media reveal specific aspects of social life and hide others. They simultaneously nourish curiosity and suspicion and thus, the users transform their life-worlds through media. What media do to culture depends as much on their specificities as on the actors and their agency: their habits, judgement and im...

Literature in Contemporary Media Culture

Literature in Contemporary Media Culture


  • Author : Sarah J. Paulson
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789027267542


Literature in Contemporary Media Culture Book Description :

How does contemporary literature respond to the digitalized media culture in which it takes part? And how do we study literature in order to shed light on these responses? Under the subsections Technology, Subjectivity, and Aesthetics, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture sets out to answer these questions. The book shows how literature over the last decade has charted the impact of new technologies on human conduct. It explores how changes in literary production, distribution, and consumption can be correlated to changes in social practices more generally. And it examines how (and if) contemporary media culture affects our understanding of literary aesthetics. Addressing Scandinavian and Anglo-American poetry and fiction produced around the begi...

Image   Object   Performance

Image Object Performance


  • Author : Astrid Windus
  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783830979296


Image Object Performance Book Description :

Images, objects, and performances represent essential forms of mediality, which frequently escape our traditional understanding of historical communication. This volume discusses from an interdisciplinary perspective the varying structures and media of communication and representation in transcultural spaces of Latin America and the Philippines. Based on different topics and methodological approaches of the contributors, the articles reflect on the perspectives and problems of the integration of visuality, materiality, and performance as categories of cultural analysis in historical settings between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. In that regard, both the methodological and regional comparative approaches of this volume claim to contribute-be...

Premediation  Affect and Mediality After 9 11

Premediation Affect and Mediality After 9 11


  • Author : R. Grusin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-04-09
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780230275270


Premediation Affect and Mediality After 9 11 Book Description :

In an era of heightened securitization, print, televisual and networked media have become obsessed with the 'pre-mediation' of future events. In response to the shock of 9/11, socially networked US and global media worked to pre-mediate collective affects of anticipation and connectivity, while also perpetuating low levels of apprehension or fear....

Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture

Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture


  • Author : Jan-Noël Thon
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780803288379


Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture Book Description :

Narratives are everywhere--and since a significant part of contemporary media culture is defined by narrative forms, media studies need a genuinely transmedial narratology. Against this background, Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture focuses on the intersubjective construction of storyworlds as well as on prototypical forms of narratorial and subjective representation. This book provides not only a method for the analysis of salient transmedial strategies of narrative representation in contemporary films, comics, and video games but also a theoretical frame within which medium-specific approaches from literary and film narratology, from comics studies and game studies, and from various other strands of media and cultural studies ma...

Medieval Mediality

Medieval Mediality


  • Author : Christian Kiening
  • Publisher : ARC Humanities Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 1641890754


Medieval Mediality Book Description :

In medieval culture, media forms were placesof mediated immediacy. They transported apresence of the divine, but also knowledge ofits unattainability. This volume investigates the multi-layered and fascinatingapproaches of medieval authors to the wordand writing, the body and materiality, andtheir experimentation with the possibilitiesof media before the concept was invented.The book presents, for the first time, acoherent, tightly argued history of medievalmediality, which also casts a new light onmodern thinking about the medial....

Mediating Time

Mediating Time


  • Author : Christian Kiening
  • Publisher : Cursor Mundi
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 2503551300


Mediating Time Book Description :

This interdisciplinary volume explores the ways in which time is staged at the threshold between the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Proceeding from the reality that all cultural forms are inherently and inescapably temporal, it seeks to discover the significance of time in mediations and communications of all kinds. By showing how time is displayed in diverse cultural strategies and situations, the essays of this volume show how time is intrinsic to the very concept of tradition. In exploring a variety of medial forms and communicative practices, they also reveal that while the beginning of the age of printing (around 1500) may mark a fundamental change in terms of reproduction and circulation, artefacts and other historical traditions cont...

Computer Games and New Media Cultures
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Computer Games and New Media Cultures


  • Author : Johannes Fromme
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-06-14
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789400727779


Computer Games and New Media Cultures Book Description :

Digital gaming is today a significant economic phenomenon as well as being an intrinsic part of a convergent media culture in postmodern societies. Its ubiquity, as well as the sheer volume of hours young people spend gaming, should make it ripe for urgent academic enquiry, yet the subject was a research backwater until the turn of the millennium. Even today, as tens of millions of young people spend their waking hours manipulating avatars and gaming characters on computer screens, the subject is still treated with scepticism in some academic circles. This handbook aims to reflect the relevance and value of studying digital games, now the subject of a growing number of studies, surveys, conferences and publications. As an overview of the current stat...