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Kittler, Friedrich A.

Works: 238 works in 666 publications in 9 languages and 8,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Honoree, Creator, Other, Illustrator, Publishing director, hg, Author of introduction, Performer, wst
Classifications: P96.T42, 302.2
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Most widely held works by Friedrich A Kittler
Discourse networks 1800/1900 by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly original book about the connections between historical moment, social structure, technology, communication systems, and what is said and thought using these systems--notably literature. The author focuses on the differences between 'discourse networks' in 1800 and in 1900, in the process developing a new analysis of the shift from romanticism to modernism. The work might be classified as a German equivalent to the New Historicism that is currently of great interest among American literary scholars, both in the intellectual influences to which Kittler responds and in his concern to ground literature in the most concrete details of historical reality. The artful structure of the book begins with Goethe's Faust and ends with Valéry's Faust. In the 1800 section, the author discusses how language was learned, the emergence of the modern university, the associated beginning of the interpretation of contemporary literature, and the canonization of literature. Among the writers and works Kittler analyzes in addition to Goethe's Faust are Schlegel, Hegel, E.T.A. Hoffman's 'The Golden Pot', and Goethe's Tasso. The 1900 section argues that the new discourse network in which literature is situated in the modern period is characterized by new technological media--film, the photograph, and the typewritten page--and the crisis that these caused for literary production. Along the way, the author discusses the work of Nietzsche, Gertrude Stein, Mallarmé, Bram Stroker, the Surrealists, Rilke, Kafka, and Freud, among others
Gramophone, film, typewriter by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the hegemony of the printed word was shattered by the arrival of media technologies that offered new ways of communicating and storing data. Previously, writing had operated by way of symbolic mediation, but phonography, photography, and cinematography stored physical effects of the real in the shape of sound waves and light. The entire question of referentiality had to be recast in light of these new media technologies. Part technological history of the emergent new media in the late nineteenth century, part theoretical discussion of the responses to these media - including texts by Rilke, Kafka, and Heidegger - Gramophone, Film, Typewriter analyzes this momentous shift using insights from the work of Foucault, Lacan, and McLuhan. It is a continuation as well as a detailed elaboration of the second part of the author's Discourse Networks, 1800/1900 (Stanford, 1990)."
Optical media : Berlin lectures 1999 by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major new book provides a concise history of optical media from Renaissance linear perspective to late twentieth-century computer graphics. Kittler begins by looking at European painting since the Renaissance in order to discern the principles according to which modern optical perception was organized. He also discusses the development of various mechanical devices, such as the camera obscura and the laterna magica, which were closely connected to the printing press and which played a pivotal role in the media war between the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation." "After examining this history, Kittler then addresses the ways in which images were first stored and made to move, through the development of photography and film. He discusses the competitive relationship between photography and painting as well as between film and theater, as innovations like the Baroque proscenium or "picture-frame" stage evolved from elements that would later constitute cinema. The central question, however, is the impact of film on the ancient monopoly of writing, as it not only provoked new forms of competition for novelists but also fundamentally altered the status of books. In the final section, Kittler examines the development of electrical telecommunications and electronic image processing from television to computer simulations." "In short, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of image production that is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand the prevailing audiovisual conditions of contemporary culture."--Jacket
Literature, media, information systems : essays by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces to an English-reading public the writings and insights of Friedrich A. Kittler, who, in the words of Robert C. Golub, is "the most imaginative and original of the German post-structuralists." Merging the discourses of literature, of war, and of technology into a unified theme is Kittler's unique contribution to contemporary theory. His research results in a vision of the future in which the distinction between mediums is erased. John Johnston's background combines expertise in modern literature, poststructuralist philosophy, and high technology's production. Like Kittler, he draws on historic fact, anecdote, and literature. From this vantage point he explicates the theoretical and practical consequences of Friedrich Kittler's insights into the social and psychological effects of the processes by which metaphor in one medium is made real by another.--Publisher description
Eine Kulturgeschichte der Kulturwissenschaft by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austreibung des Geistes aus den Geisteswissenschaften : Programme des Poststrukturalismus( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in German and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dichter, Mutter, Kind by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urszenen : Literaturwiss. als Diskursanalyse u. Diskurskritik by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth of the technological world : essays on the genealogy of presence by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011) combined the study of literature, cinema, technology, and philosophy in a manner sufficiently novel to be recognized as a new field of academic endeavor in his native Germany. ""Media studies, "" as Kittler conceived it, meant reflecting on how books operate as films, poetry as computer science, and music as military equipment. This volume collects writings from all stages of the author's prolific career. Exemplary essays illustrate how matters of form and inscription make heterogeneous source material (e.g., literary classics and computer design) interchangeable o
The digital Wunderkammer : 10 chapters on the Iconic Turn by Hubert Burda( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwischen Rauschen und Offenbarung : zur Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Stimme by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der modernen Öffentlichkeit wird die Stimme als das Medium einer demokratischen und sozialen Ordnung betrachtet. Sie steht im Zentrum eines umfangreichen Wortfeldes: Stimmrecht, Abstimmung, Volkes Stimme, eine Stimme haben oder die Stimme ergreifen. Ähnlich prominent ist die Stimme im übertragenen Sinne, in der gegenwärtigen Kultur- und Literaturtheorie. Sei es in der berühmten Frage: "Wer spricht?", im Konzept der Polyphonie oder der Intertextualität, in dem es um das Echo der Zitate in der Kunst geht. Was aber kommt zum Ausdruck, wenn "nur" die Stimme zu hören ist, wenn Klang, Rhythmus, Schrei, Atem und Stocken der Stimme jenseits aller Worte, aller Bedeutungen und Signifikate vernehmbar sind? Die langjährige monomanische Verehrung der Schriftreligion und Bildersucht durchbrechend, soll mit den hier versammelten Beiträgen eine Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Stimme skizziert werden. Neben dem Verhältnis von Stimme und Schrift und der Rolle der Stimme in Politik und Jurisprudenz, gilt die Aufmerksamkeit vor allem Themenbereichen wie der Opern-, Musik- und Filmgeschichte sowie der Technikgenese modernerer Aufzeichnungssysteme
Der Traum und die Rede : eine Analyse der Kommunikationssituation Conrad Ferdinand Meyers by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Subjekt der Dichtung : Festschrift für Gerhard Kaiser( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arsenale der Seele : Literatur- und Medienanalyse seit 1870( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medien vor den Medien( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hebbels Einbildungskraft : die dunkle Natur by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FAKtisch : Festschrift für Friedrich Kittler zum 60. Geburtstag( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draculas Vermächtnis : technische Schriften by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weltbürgertum und Globalisierung( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platz der Luftbrücke : ein Gespräch by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gramophone, film, typewriter
Alternative Names
Friedrich Kittler Duits literatuurhistoricus (1943-2011)

Friedrich Kittler literary scholar and a media theorist

Kittler, .. 1943-2011

Kittler, F. A. 1943-2011

Kittler, Fridrich 1943-2011

Kittler, Friedrich.

Kittler Friedrich 1943-2011

Kittler, Friedrich A.

Kittler, Friedrich A. (Friedrich Adolf)

Kittler, Friedrich Adolf.

Kittler, Friedrich Adolf 1943-2011

Kittorā, Furīdorihi 1943-2011

Киттлер, Фридрих

키틀러, 프리드리히 1943-2011

키틀러, 프리드리히 A. 1943-2011

프리드리히 키틀러

キットラー, フリードリヒ



Gramophone, film, typewriterOptical media : Berlin lectures 1999Literature, media, information systems : essaysThe digital Wunderkammer : 10 chapters on the Iconic Turn