The Resource Contemporary drift : genre, historicism, and the problem of the present, Theodore Martin, (ebook)

Contemporary drift : genre, historicism, and the problem of the present, Theodore Martin, (ebook)

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Contemporary drift : genre, historicism, and the problem of the present
Title
Contemporary drift
Title remainder
genre, historicism, and the problem of the present
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Theodore Martin
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Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to call something "contemporary"? More than simply denoting what's new, it speaks to how we come to know the present we're living in and how we develop a shared story about it. The story of trying to understand the present is an integral, yet often unnoticed, part of the literature and film of our moment. In Contemporary Drift, Theodore Martin argues that the contemporary is not just a historical period but also a conceptual problem, and he claims that contemporary genre fiction offers a much-needed resource for resolving that problem. Contemporary Drift combines a theoretical focus on the challenge of conceptualizing the present with a historical account of contemporary literature and film. Emphasizing both the difficulty and the necessity of historicizing the contemporary, the book explores how recent works of fiction depict life in an age of global capitalism, post industrialism, and climate change. Through new histories of the novel of manners, film noir, the Western, detective fiction, and the post-apocalyptic novel, Martin shows how the problem of the contemporary preoccupies a wide range of novelists and filmmakers, including Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, Vikram Chandra, China Mi<U+00da>ville, Kelly Reichardt, and the Coen brothers. Martin argues that genre provides these artists with a formal strategy for understanding both the content and the concept of the contemporary. Genre writing, with its mix of old and new, brings to light the complicated process by which we make sense of our present and determine what belongs to our time
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Midwest
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Martin, Theodore
Dewey number
813/.609
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Literature now
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  • Contemporary, The, in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Contemporary, The, in motion pictures
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adult
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Contemporary drift : genre, historicism, and the problem of the present, Theodore Martin, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780231543897
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12286850
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remote
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12286850
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MWT12286850
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Contemporary drift : genre, historicism, and the problem of the present, Theodore Martin, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231543897
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12286850
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12286850
System control number
MWT12286850
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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