The Resource Uncreative writing: : managing language in the digital age, Kenneth Goldsmith, (ebook)

Uncreative writing: : managing language in the digital age, Kenneth Goldsmith, (ebook)

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Uncreative writing: : managing language in the digital age
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Uncreative writing:
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managing language in the digital age
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Kenneth Goldsmith
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eng
Summary
Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language. Confronted with an unprecedented amount of texts and language, writers have the opportunity to move beyond the creation of new texts and manage, parse, appropriate, and reconstruct those that already exist. In addition to explaining his concept of uncreative writing, which is also the name of his popular course at the University of Pennsylvania, Goldsmith reads the work of writers who have taken up this challenge. Examining a wide range of texts and techniques, including the use of Google searches to create poetry, the appropriation of courtroom testimony, and the possibility of robo-poetics, Goldsmith joins this recent work to practices that date back to the early twentieth century. Writers and artists such as Walter Benjamin, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Andy Warhol embodied an ethos in which the construction or conception of a text was just as important as the resultant text itself. By extending this tradition into the digital realm, uncreative writing offers new ways of thinking about identity and the making of meaning
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Midwest
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Goldsmith, Kenneth
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808.00285/4678
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Literature and technology
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Creative writing
  • Creative writing
  • Authors
  • Literature and the Internet
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Poetics
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adult
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Uncreative writing: : managing language in the digital age, Kenneth Goldsmith, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780231504546
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861413
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remote
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11861413
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MWT11861413
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Uncreative writing: : managing language in the digital age, Kenneth Goldsmith, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231504546
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861413
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861413
System control number
MWT11861413
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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