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British literature and technology, 1600-1830 / edited by Kristin M. Girten and Aaron R. Hanlon.

Other author/creatorGirten, Kristin M., editor.
Other author/creatorHanlon, Aaron R. (Aaron Raymond), 1982- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2023]
Descriptionvi, 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Series Aper cus: histories texts cultures
Aper cus (Lewisburg, Pa.) UNAUTHORIZED
Abstract "Enlightenment-era writers had not yet come to take technology for granted, but nonetheless were--as we are today--both attracted to and repelled by its potential. This volume registers the deep history of such ambivalence, examining technology's influence on Enlightenment British literature, as well as the impact of literature on conceptions of, attitudes toward, and implementations of technology. Offering a counterbalance to the abundance of studies on literature and science in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain, this volume's focus encompasses approaches to literary history that help us understand technologies like the steam engine and the telegraph along with representations of technology in literature such as the "political machine." Contributors ultimately show how literature across genres provided important sites for Enlightenment readers to recognize themselves as "chimeras"--"hybrids of machine and organism," and to explore the modern self as "a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.""-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2022010612
ISBN1684483956 paperback
ISBN9781684483969 hardcover
ISBN1684483964 hardcover
ISBNelectronic publication
ISBNMobipocket electronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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