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The Resource The medium is the monster : Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology, Mark A. McCutcheon

The medium is the monster : Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology, Mark A. McCutcheon

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The medium is the monster : Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology
Title
The medium is the monster
Title remainder
Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. McCutcheon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word for modern English. It was then Marshall McLuhan's media theory and its adaptations in Canadian popular culture that popularized, even globalized, a Frankensteinian sense of technology. The Medium Is the Monster shows how we cannot talk about technology-that human-made monstrosity-today without conjuring Frankenstein, thanks in large part to its Canadian adaptations by pop culture icons such as David Cronenberg, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, and Deadmau5. In the unexpected connections illustrated by The Medium Is the Monster, McCutcheon brings a fresh approach to studying adaptations, popular culture, and technology."--
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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McCutcheon, Mark A.
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5397.F738
LC item number
M33 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Campus Alberta collection
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Technology in popular culture
  • Technology in popular culture
  • Technology in literature
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology and civilization in literature
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology and civilization in literature
  • Technology in literature
  • Technology in popular culture
  • Canada
Label
The medium is the monster : Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology, Mark A. McCutcheon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Technology, Frankenstein, and ... Canada?; 2. Refocusing Adaptation Studies; 3. Frankenstein and the Reinvention of "Technology"; 4. The Medium Is the Monster: McLuhan's "Frankenpheme" of Technology; 5. Monstrous Adaptations: McLuhanesque Frankensteins in Neuromancer and Videodrome; 6. "Technology Implies Belligerence": Pattern Propagation in Canadian Science Fiction; 7. Is It Live or Is It Deadmau5? Pattern Amplification in Canadian Electronic Dance Music
  • 8. Monster Mines and Pipelines: Frankenphemes of Tar Sands Technology in Canadian Popular CultureConclusion; References; Index
Control code
1035325467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771992268
Lccn
2019394423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035325467
Label
The medium is the monster : Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology, Mark A. McCutcheon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Technology, Frankenstein, and ... Canada?; 2. Refocusing Adaptation Studies; 3. Frankenstein and the Reinvention of "Technology"; 4. The Medium Is the Monster: McLuhan's "Frankenpheme" of Technology; 5. Monstrous Adaptations: McLuhanesque Frankensteins in Neuromancer and Videodrome; 6. "Technology Implies Belligerence": Pattern Propagation in Canadian Science Fiction; 7. Is It Live or Is It Deadmau5? Pattern Amplification in Canadian Electronic Dance Music
  • 8. Monster Mines and Pipelines: Frankenphemes of Tar Sands Technology in Canadian Popular CultureConclusion; References; Index
Control code
1035325467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771992268
Lccn
2019394423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035325467

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