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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter began bracingly: Kittler joked that it was unusual for a German intellectual to get tenure by being inspired by a madman’s text. Jul 11, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 21, Christina added it.

Kittler presented himself in interviews as a shy and socially awkward man — one who kept his personal life private, revealing only what impinged on his work. They follow the logic of discoirse that leaves us and written history behind it. Stanford University Press Amazon. Emily rated it really liked it Feb 09, Because it’s the most impenetrably brilliant and impossibly absurd piece I’ve read.

metworks DN is like Benjamin’s Work of Art essay; first half is frustratingly Germanic, referential; dithyrambon counting wordsBildungtachistoscopenorn A fascinating and impressive work, rich in detail and suggestive in its own poetic fashion. Want to Read saving…. Mediality is the general condition within which, under specific circumstances, something like ‘poetry’ or ‘literature’ can take shape.

Also, read Goethe, Nietzsche and Freud to get the big picture in certain sections.

Steven rated it really liked it Aug 26, Lists with This Book. First of all, there is no reading Kittler quickly.

Discourse Networks, / by Friedrich A. Kittler

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The artful structure of the book begins with Goethe’s Faust and ends with Valery’s Faust. Rebus ; psychoanalysis, literature: Queen’s Sacrifice ; gender: Trivia About Discourse Discoyrse Post-hermeneutic literary history or criticismtherefore, becomes a sub-branch of media studies ” xiii. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Damien Peterson rated it really liked it Aug 23, Arguably, Pink Floyd meant more to him than Foucault. After an academic career lasting more than 30 years, during which he wrote and edited more than two dozen books, he retired inremaining Humboldt’s guest professor in media philosophy. Kittler No preview available – netwodks The artful structure of the book begins with Goethe’s Faust and ends with Vale;ry’s Faust.

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Afterword to the Second Printing. That you are better, and that the world will be a better place because of the fact you read and understood this book.

This self relation displaces both the mother and the state–primary encoders in the discourse network of Kittler identifies one defining locus for the transition between the two epistemes, oddly enough, in talking dollswhich he explains shift from repeating parental phrases dolls of to the discoursw of children’s recorded voices talking or singing to children Edison. Kittler is influential in the new approach to media theory that grew popular starting in the s Kittler’s central project is to “prove to the human sciences [ Dominic Pettman rated it really liked it Aug 16, Books by Friedrich A.

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An appealingly perverse, cross-disciplinary and radical thinker who taught widely in Germany and the US, Kittler was appointed professor of media aesthetics at Humboldt University, Berlin, in Quotes from Discourse Network The section argues that the discoudse discourse network in which literature is situated in the modern period is characterized by new technological media – film, the photograph, and the typewritten page – and the crisis that these caused for literary production.


Among Kittler’s theses was his tendency to argue, with a mixture of polemicism, apocalypticism, erudition, and humor, that technological conditions were closely bound up with disclurse and ontology itself. Michael Eby rated it it was amazing Jul 16, They are the criteria of media and psychophysicsdiscourae they abruptly link together.

Paula Vosse rated it really liked it May 06, Fichte Kafka Kittler’s language learned letters Lindhorst literary literature longer material meaning medium method minimal signifieds mother Mother’s Mouth nature network of 18oo Nietzsche Nietzsche’s nonsense once pedagogical philosophical phonograph poem poet poetic Poetry possible post-structuralism primers produced psychoanalysis psychophysics reading remains Rilke Romantic Romanticism Schlegel Schreber script sense sentence Serpentina sexes signs simply soul sound speak speech Spirit Stefan George Stephani syllables tachistoscope thought tion translation transposition typewriter unconscious universal voice woman women words writing written.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. We know that he was married, for instance, because he reported that his interest in Lacan caused arguments with his wife “as she wished to remain professionally faithful to Freud”. DWD rated it really liked it Jul 27, Natisha rated it liked it Aug 08, Kittler argued that technology changed the nature of war: Later, he wrote several essays for Bayreuth festival productions of Wagner.

The machine does not adapt to us.