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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Friday, November 10, TAGS agency alphabetization archive association disscourse Benjamin body channel coupling cybernetics data Derrida discourse epoch exteriority film Foucault free. Kittler presented himself in interviews as a shy and socially awkward man — one who kept his personal life private, revealing only what impinged on his work.

InKittler received his doctorate in philosophy after a thesis on the poet Conrad Ferdinand Meyer. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And yet the traces of this particular aspect of the German military discoourse complex, which were located on a very romantic and idyllic island so as not to be seen, were everywhere. Hegel had suggested that the nnetworks of history culminated with absolute human knowledge and freedom.

Because it’s the most impenetrably brilliant and impossibly absurd piece I’ve read.

Friedrich Kittler obituary

Two epistemes and periods, each corresponding to a century mark. Among Kittler’s theses was his tendency to argue, with a mixture of polemicism, apocalypticism, erudition, and discougse, that technological conditions were closely bound up with epistemology and ontology itself. DWD rated it really liked it Jul 27, The German title Aufschreibesysteme arguably translates more accurately as “notation systems” or “inscription systems”; provided that Kittler does relatively little with the idea of “network”, ” inscription systems ” seems like a better fit with what’s here.


After an academic career lasting more than 30 years, during which he wrote and edited more than two dozen books, dixcourse retired inremaining Humboldt’s guest professor in media philosophy. Published July 1st by Stanford University Press first published This self relation displaces both the mother and the state–primary encoders in the discourse network of Kittlerr Gutierrez rated it liked it Jun 27, 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 kigtler in the most concrete details of historical reality.

In David Wellbery’s foreword, he calls Discourse Networks a ” genealogy of hermeneutics.

Discourse Networks, / by Friedrich A. Kittler

That was his first wife, Erika Kittler, with whom he remained on good terms after their divorce. He was born in Rochlitz, Saxony, and one of his earliest memories was seeing from a distance Dresden ablaze, bombed in Netorks by the allies.

Jul 11, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it Shelves: Stanford University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paperbackpages.

The first is characterized by hermeneutics, alphabetization, and original, solitary, Romantic poetry its emblematic figure, Goethe’s Faust ; the second is characterized by technological media, inscription, and exhaustive data storage and transmission its emblematic figure, Nietzsche. Syllabic hodgepodge and automatic writing, the language of children and the insane– none of netwlrks is meant for understanding eyes or ears ; all of it takes the quickest path from experimental conditions to data storage ” Common terms and phrases aesthetic alphabetization Anselmus Anton Reiser aphasia automatic writing became become beginning Bettina Brentano brain Brigge bureaucratic child circa classical course culture dictation difference discourse network dream Ebbinghaus essay experimental Faust feminine readers Fichte film Foucault Freud function German Goethe Goethe’s Golden Pot handwriting Hegel hermeneutics hero Hoffmann human Ibid interpretation J.


Steven rated it really liked it Aug 26, The author focuses on the differences between ‘discourse networks’ in and inin the process developing a new analysis of the shift from romanticism to ,ittler.

Discourse Networks, 1800/1900

According to admirers, he would have liked to have played in the band. Books by Friedrich A.

Aug 21, Christina added it. 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.

Eugenia rated it really liked it Netwogks 20, Post-hermeneutic literary history or criticismtherefore, becomes a sub-branch of media studies ” xiii.

Kittler’s focus on military innovation was probably in part prompted by the fact that he had been a war baby, born in the aftermath of the Nazis’ defeat at Stalingrad. Kittler sought to remedy this.