warrenellis + theory   11

Search for Tomorrow: An Epimodernist Future for Literature
"There’s no need to let the pervasive and everlasting imaginary of the end rule the visions of the future in literature. So I decided to give a name to this renewed diagonal force of the contemporary: epimodernism."
writing  theory 
2 days ago by warrenellis
"Chapter 6 of Leech and Short’s Style in Fiction was devoted to the notion of “mind
style”, which had been introduced four years earlier by Roger Fowler in order to capture
“any distinctive linguistic representation of an individual mental self” (“Linguistics and
the Novel” 103). In this paper I consider the extent of Leech and Short’s contribution to
the development of the concept of mind style, and then go on to show how the study of
mind style, and of fictional minds more generally, has developed over the last 25 years in
both narratology and stylistics. "
theory  lit 
november 2014 by warrenellis
Machine Teleology | Urban Future (2.1)
"England was the industrial machine’s first habitat on earth. There fanatical men led mobs against it. [...] Frail and clumsy as it was at first, its life was indestructible. And now man would not dare to destroy it if he could. His own life is bound up with it."

theory  extinction 
november 2014 by warrenellis
"Why, in this age when every-
body can download all the MP3s they
want from the web, do we still listen
to radio? Because we need someone
to make sense of it all, someone with
a sensibility to put it together for
us, someone to narrate this mass of
information. "
radio  theory 
october 2014 by warrenellis
Digital Dualism And The Glitch Feminism Manifesto » Cyborgology
"Glitch Feminism therefore is feminism for a digital age, a heralding of virtual agency, a blooming of particularity and selfhood. “Glitch” refuses being categorized as subtext, it rejects being labeled as subversive, it does not speak for the marginal or the subaltern, as “sub-” as a prefix needs to be marked as a mode of acquiescence to our own exclusion from the canon, the academy, the Platonic ideal. The first step to subverting a system is accepting that that system will remain in place; that said, the glitch says fuck your systems!"
social  theory 
december 2012 by warrenellis
The Image Object Post-Photoshop
Durantini goes on to suggest that “the inevitable disappointment of mass-produced commodities has created a sort of haptic half-life where the image produces more pleasure than the object itself.”
december 2012 by warrenellis
The Ethics of Nostalgia | Notes on Metamodernism
."..as much as we may still love to superficially aestheticise history as a ‘style’ and a consumer ‘product’, we are also witnessing an engagement with nostalgia that is about ethics rather than simply style. Like postmodernism in the 1980s and 1990s, our current engagement with the past is consciously aware of what Fredric Jameson has termed its own “random cannibalization of all the styles of the past”, yet nevertheless seeks to say something beyond style in the process."
theory  philosophy  history 
november 2012 by warrenellis

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