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Title
The medium is the monster
Type
Text
Subject
Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character)--In popular culture.
Frankenstein.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851--Influence.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851--Adaptations.
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980--Influence.
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980--Adaptations.
Technology in literature.
Canadian literature--Themes, motives.
Popular culture--Canada.
Technology in popular culture.
Technology in popular culture--Canada.
Technology and civilization.
Technology and civilization in literature.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: PR5397.F73 M43 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 823/.7 full
cci1icc (Source: lacc)
coll13 (Source: lacc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018411098
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Authorized Access Point
McCutcheon, Mark A., 1972- medium is the monster