Medium is the Maker
Browning, Freud, Derrida and the New Telepathic Ecotechnologies
By (author) J. Hillis Miller
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Medium is the Maker by J. Hillis Miller
Book DescriptionThis book sets out to provide a new understanding of the nexus between the literary world and contemporary communication (iPhone et al.) in all its facets -- not Marshall McLuhan's "The medium is the message", but a new formula: "The medium is the maker". In this exploration of the medium -- traditional, modern, post-modern -- Miller engages with Browning, Freud, and Derrida to provide a platform of personal discovery and literary enlightenment (at times solemn, ironic, comic, and occasionally devastating).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845193195
(130mm x 190mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - J. Hillis Miller
J Hillis Miller is UCI Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of many books and articles on literature and literary theory.
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