The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture: Medium, Object, Metaphor – eBook


  • Authors: Heike Schaefer, Alexander Starre
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07X4D9MFP
  • ISBN-10: 3030225445
  • ISBN-13: 9783030225445


The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture, (PDF) discovers the cultural functions the printed book performs in the digital age. It explores how the use of and attitude toward the book form have transformed in light of the digital revolution of American media culture. Positioned at the crossroads of American studies, book studies, literary studies, and media studies, these essays show that a sustained concentration on the medial and material formats of literary communication considerably expands our accustomed ways of doing cultural studies. Addressing the changing roles of publishers, authors and readers while covering multiple bookish formats such as experimental fiction, artists’ books, bestselling novels, and zines, this interdisciplinary volume introduces readers to present transatlantic conversations on the past and future of the printed book.