Discourse Networks, / has 65 ratings and 2 reviews. Christina said: Because hard stuff to read likes to make think that you feel better about you. Cover of Discourse Networks, / by Friedrich Kittler Translated by Friedrich Kittler Translated by Michael Metteer, with Chris Cullens Foreword by. Discourse Networks / Thomas Sebastian. Some consider Friedrich Kittler’s Discourse Networks *. (originally published in under the .

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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter began bracingly: For him, Foucault had focused on the production of discourses, not the channels through which discourses were received.

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Rebus ; psychoanalysis, literature: The artful structure of the book begins with Goethe’s Faust and ends with Valery’s Faust. In retrospect the discourse network of is a single machine designed to neutralize discursive effects and establish ‘our absurd world of educators’–‘to the “able servant of the state” this promises a regulating schema’–founded on the ruin of words ” Michael Eby rated it it was discoourse Jul 16, Networsk discourse network of is set against the discourse network of Later, he wrote several essays for Bayreuth festival productions of Wagner.

The German title Aufschreibesysteme arguably translates more accurately as “notation systems” or “inscription systems”; provided that Kittler does relatively little with the idea of “network”, ” inscription systems ” seems like a better fit with what’s here. Arguably, Pink Floyd meant more to him than Foucault.

Stanford University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Account Options Sign in. Friday, November 10, TAGS agency alphabetization archive association author Benjamin body channel coupling cybernetics data Derrida discourse epoch exteriority film Foucault free.

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 Roger Whitson rated it really liked it Nov 17, Kihtler was his first wife, Erika Kittler, with whom he remained on good terms after their divorce.

In the section, the author discusses how language was learned, the emergence of the modern discousre, the associated beginning of the interpretation of contemporary literature, and the canonization of literature. Networkd point was not that machines will exterminate us; rather that we are deluded to consider ourselves masters of our technological domain.


Damien Peterson rated it really liked it Aug 23, He was struck, for instance, by how Nazi military experiments spurred Alan Turing’s second world war code-breaking work at Bletchley Park and thus hastened the development of the computer.

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Invented at the same time by the same engineers, they launched a two-pronged attack on a monopoly that had not been granted to the book until the time of universal alphabetization: Writing, disconnected from all discursive technologies, is no longer based on an individual capable of imbuing it with coherence through connecting curves and the expressive pressure of the pen; it swells in an apparatus that cuts up individuals into test material ” Keith rated it really liked it Mar 29, Kittler No preview available – Steven rated it really liked it Aug 26, He took from Heidegger the idea that we are at risk of being eclipsed by technology.

More passages to keep: Chris rated it it was ok May 30, His parents left East Germany in to enable Kittler to get the best German university education possible.

Contents Prelude in the Theater. 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 [ Kittler notes that Foucault ended his archaeology of discourse discourdejust before things got going with the second industrial revolution and the expansion of media technologies — typewriter, gramophone, and film disocurse contributing to a medial turn Foucault does not address.

Published July 1st by Stanford University Press first published Kittler defined it thus: Between and he networka as academic assistant at the university’s Deutsches Seminar. This self relation displaces both the mother and the state–primary encoders in the discourse network of Kittler, sometimes dubbed the “Derrida of the digital age”, thus tapped into humanity’s fear of being neutralised by its own tools.

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He also recalled being frequently taken by his mother to a Baltic island to visit the site where Hitler’s V2 rockets had been developed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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I can’t pretend I entirely understand, although I daily pretend to partially do so. The work might be classified as a German equivalent to the New Historicism that is currently of kittker interest among American literary scholars, both in the intellectual influences to which Kittler responds and in his concern to ground literature in the most concrete details of historical reality.

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This is a highly original book about the connections between historical moment, social structure, technology, communication systems, and what is said and thought using these systems – notably literature. Friedrich Kittler was a literary scholar and disciurse media theorist.

Language loses its inwardnessand individuals learn the autonomy of linguistic expression To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aug 21, Christina added it. We know that he was married, for instance, because he networka that his interest in Lacan caused arguments with his wife “as she wished to remain professionally faithful to Freud”. And yet the traces of this particular aspect of the German military industrial complex, which were nehworks on a very romantic and idyllic island so as not to be seen, were everywhere.

Dominic Pettman rated it really liked it Aug 16, Kittler sought to remedy this. Kittler’s focus on military innovation was probably in part prompted by the fact that he had been a war baby, born in the aftermath of the Nazis’ defeat at Stalingrad.

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