ERIC Number: ED274553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Technology and Literature. Working Papers Series, Volume 5.
Cutcliffe, Stephen H., Ed.
Designed to help foster new research and facilitate a wider dissemination of research and ideas, this fifth volume in an ongoing series of working papers explores selected themes on the relationship between technology and literature. Three papers are presented which represent a sampling of the themes that could be pursued through literature in a variety of technology and society courses. The first paper, "Technology, Romanticism, and Blake" by Mark L. Greenberg, reviews romanticist William Blake's response to the impact of contemporary book printing technology on writing and artistic form. In the second paper, "Technology, Pynchon, and the Meaning of Death," Lance Schachterle explores novelist Thomas Pynchon's critique of technology and focuses on how the fear of death is routinized by technology. "Literature as Technology," by Joseph W. Slade, the third paper, notes the similarities between science and literature. Comments and responses to the three papers are offered by Edward J. Gallagher. He applies the notion of three levels of consciousness to the different approaches reflected in each of the papers and explains how they may be utilized in a course on literature and technology. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature, Philosophy, Science and Society, Science Education, Technological Advancement, Technology, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Technology Studies Resource Center.
Note: For volumes 1-3, see ED 259 913-915; for volume 4, see ED 272 371.