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Gumbrecht, Hans Ulrich

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Production of presence : what meaning cannot convey by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Production of Presence' presents the thinking of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, one of the most consistently original literary critics of the 20th century. The text offers a personalized account of some of the central theoretical movements in literary studies and in the humanities over the past 30 years
In 1926 : living at the edge of time by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the vantage points of Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, the author opens up the space-time continuum by exploring the realities of the day in 1926, from dance crazes and hair gel through to the voice of Hitler and a look at assembly lines
Atmosphere, mood, Stimmung : on a hidden potential of literature by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the various atmospheres or moods that the reading of literary works can trigger? Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has long argued that the function of literature is not so much to describe, or to re-present, as to make present. Here, he goes one step further, exploring the substance and reality of language as a material component of the world--impalpable hints, tones, and airs that, as much as they may be elusive, are no less matters of actual fact ... Conveying personal encounters with poetry, song, painting, and the novel, this book thus gestures toward the intangible and in the process, constitutes a bold defense of the subjective experience of the arts."--Page 4 of cover
The truth of the technological world : essays on the genealogy of presence by Friedrich A Kittler( )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,342 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 on the level of function--with far-reaching consequences for our understanding of the humanities and the "hard sciences." Rich in counterintuitive propositions, sly humor, and vast erudition, Kittler's work both challenges the assumptions of positivistic cultural history and exposes the over-abstraction and language games of philosophers such as Heidegger and Derrida. The twenty-three pieces gathered here document the intellectual itinerary of one of the most original thinkers in recent times--sometimes baffling, often controversial, and always stimulating. Philosopher, cultural historian, and literary critic Friedrich Kittler had appointments at several German and American universities over the course of his academic career, concluding with his tenure as Chair of Aesthetics and Media History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Publisher's note
Our broad present : time and contemporary culture by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a "historicist" viewpoint, a notion of time articulated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the actual construction of time in which we live in today, which shapes our perceptions, experiences, and actions, is no longer historicist. Without fully realizing it, we now inhabit a new, unnamed space in which the "closed future" and "ever-available past" (a past we have not managed to leave behind) converge to produce an "ever-broadening present of simultaneities." This profound change to a key dimension of our existence has complex consequences for the way in which we think about ourselves and our relation to the material world. At the same time, the ubiquity of digital media has eliminated our tactile sense of physical space, altering our perception of our world. Gumbrecht draws on his mastery of the philosophy of language to enrich his everyday observations, traveling to Disneyland, a small town in Louisiana, and the center of Vienna to produce striking sketches of our broad presence in the world.--
Making sense in life and literature by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The translation of these essays by Gumbrecht on literary theory and history marks the appearance in English of one of Europe's most learned, productive, and inventive scholars. Their range is extraordinary. They show that Gumbrecht is not only a sophisticated theorist and historian of literature, but a master practitioner of cultural studies."--Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz
A new history of German literature( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A New History of German Literature' offers some 200 essays on events in German literary history
In praise of athletic beauty by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the hundreds of millions we show up, stand in line, turn on, and tune in to watch, mesmerized, as athletes perform. And yet this experience, so widely craved and intensely felt, we commonly dismiss as "only a game." The vicarious thrill, anxiety release, competitive spirit: in place of these traditional answers to the mystery of sports' allure, Gumbrecht proposes a more powerful and provocative alternative. The fascination with watching sports, he argues, is probably the most popular and potent contemporary form of aesthetic experience. In exploring this idea, Gumbrecht develops a reflection on the pleasures of sports spectatorship and the nature of athletic beauty."--Jacket
Cultural authority in Golden Age Spain( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technological introject : Friedrich Kittler between implementation and the incalculable by Jeffrey Champlin( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay collection further familiarizes the English-speaking world with the work of late German media scholar Friedrich Kittler. It features well-established and emergent scholars who present investigations that traverse all of Kittler's major phases, from early studies of German romanticism to his recent volumes on ancient Greece
Mapping Benjamin : the work of art in the digital age( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its publication in 1936, Walter Benjamin's "Artwork" essay has become a canonical text about the status and place of the fine arts in modern mass culture. Benjamin was especially concerned with the ability of new technologies--notably film, sound recording, and photography--to reproduce works of art in great number. Benjamin could not have foreseen the explosion of imagery and media that has occurred during the past fifty years. Does Benjamin's famous essay still speak to this new situation? That is the question posed by the editors of this book to a wide range of leading scholars and thinkers across a spectrum of disciplines in the humanities. The essays gathered here do not hazard a univocal reply to that question; rather they offer a rich, wide-ranging critique of Benjamin's position that refracts and reflects contemporary thinking about the ethical, political, and aesthetic implications of life in the digital age."--Publisher
Materialities of communication( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is life? : the intellectual pertinence of Erwin Schrödinger by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four leading humanists and scientists reveal the ongoing contributions of Schrödinger's thought and unfold its controversial potential. They remind us that, in addition to being a great scientist, Schrödinger was also a great thinker whose intellectual provocations far exceed his historical impact
Experiments, models, paper tools : cultures of organic chemistry in the nineteenth century by Ursula Klein( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powers of philology : dynamics of textual scholarship by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philology - the discovery, editing, and presentation of historical texts - was once a firmly established discipline that formed the core study for students across a wide range of linguistic and literary fields. Although philology departments are steadily disappearing from contemporary educational establishments, in this book Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht demonstrates that the problems, standards, and methods of philology remain as vital as ever."--Jacket
Streams of cultural capital : transnational cultural studies( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology examines the questions arising from the transpositions and recontextualizations of cultural objects across and between national borders: How is culture recognized, reconfigured, disseminated, appropriated, and practiced? How is cultural hegemony refused, diffused, absorbed, reproduced, and reconfigured, given the particularities of its interpolation into multiple contexts and under different pretexts by various agents? How is the materiality of culture correlated (or not) with the materiality of the economic? And how are these questions complicated by the fact that radically new technologies and modes of production have made the mass (and often illegal) (re) production and circulation of cultural objects less and less controllable and predictable and their points of origin more and more difficult to discern? Transnational movements of cultural objects challenge the notion of a simply produced, disseminated, absorbed, and practiced universal culture that is often understood solely as an amplified single-nation model. Instead, the essays in this book focus on uneven flows of culture, multidirectional currents of cultural objects, the relative value of these objects determined by the specificity of each transaction, and, perhaps most important, the indeterminate, syncretic nature of culture as capital even as its investment evinces the desire for a particular positionality
Ethik der Ästhetik by Dietmar Kamper( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in German and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epochenschwellen und Epochenstrukturen im Diskurs der Literatur- und Sprachhistorie( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sozialgeschichte der Aufklärung in Frankreich : 12 Original-Beiträge( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Généralités( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Our broad present : time and contemporary culture
In 1926 : living at the edge of timeAtmosphere, mood, Stimmung : on a hidden potential of literatureThe truth of the technological world : essays on the genealogy of presenceOur broad present : time and contemporary cultureA new history of German literatureIn praise of athletic beautyMapping Benjamin : the work of art in the digital ageMaterialities of communication
Alternative Names
Gumbrecht H.U.

Gumbrecht, Hans U.

Gumbrecht, Hans-U. 1948-

Gumbrecht, Hans-Ulrich

Gumbrecht, Hans-Ulrich 1948-

Gumbrecht, Johannes

Gumbrecht, Johannes‏ 1948-

Gumbrecht, Sepp

Gumbrecht, Sepp‏ 1948-

Gumbrecht-Stierle-Warning, .. 1948-

Gumubulaixite, Hansi-Wuerlixi 1948-

Han si Wu er li xi Gu mu bu lai xi te 1948-

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Amerikaans auteur

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht deutsch-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht German-born American literary theorist

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht professor académico alemão

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht tysk professor

Hansi-Wuerlixi-Gumubulaixite 1948-

Гумбрехт, Ханс-Ульрих

هانس ولريتش جومبريتشت

굼브레히트, 한스 U. 1948-

굼브레히트, 한스 울리히 1948-

グンブレヒト, ハンス・ウルリッヒ