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The Literariness of Media Art

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The Literariness of Media Art by Claudia Benthien
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The beginning of the 20th century saw literary scholars from Russia positing a new definition for the nature of literature. Within the framework of Russian formalism, the term "literariness" was coined. The driving force behind this theoretical inquiry was the desire to identify literature-and art in general-as ways of revitalizing human perception, which had been numbed by the automatization of everyday life. The transformative power of "literariness" is made manifest in many media artworks by renowned artists such as Chantal Akerman, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, and Lawrence Weiner. The authors use literariness as a tool to analyze the aesthetics of spoken or written language within experimental film, video performance, moving image installations and other media-based art forms. This volume uses as its foundation the Russian formalist school of literary theory, with the goal of extending these theories to include contemporary concepts in film and media studies, such as neoformalism, intermediality, remediation, and post-drama.

Author Biography

Claudia Benthien is a Professor for German Literature and Cultural Theory at Hamburg University Jordis Lau is a PhD candidate at the University of Hamburg Maraike M. Marxsen is a PhD candidate at the University of Hamburg
Release date NZ
September 14th, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
122 Halftones, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
384
ISBN-13
9781138091511
Product ID
27875107

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