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Vilem Flusser By Anke Finger

Vilem Flusser by Anke Finger

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Vilem Flusser: An Introduction by Anke Finger

Vilem Flusser (1920-1991) has long been known and celebrated in Europe and Brazil primarily as a media theorist. Only recently have other facets of his accomplishments come to light, clearly establishing Flusser as a key thinker. An accessible and thorough introduction to Flusser's thought, this book reveals his engagement with a wide array of disciplines, from communication studies, posthuman philosophy, media studies, and history to art and art history, migrant studies, anthropology, and film studies. The first to connect Flusser's entire oeuvre, this volume shows how his works on media theory are just one part of a greater mosaic of writings that bring to the fore cultural and cognitive changes concerning all of us in the twenty-first century.A theorist deeply influenced by his experiences as a privileged citizen of Prague, a Jew pursued by the Nazis, a European emigrant, a Brazilian immigrant, and a survivor keenly interested and invested in history and memory, Vilem Flusser was an outsider in a staunchly hierarchical and disciplined academic world.

Vilem Flusser Reviews

"Flusser is one of our lost gems-the other McLuhan, and dare I say the better. A global citizen writing alternately in German, Portuguese, English, or French, Flusser meditated on words and gestures, translation and doubt, cities and images. He was a master of the essay form. I believe he had the ear of both gods and men. In this important book on Flusser we are introduced for the first time in English to perhaps our greatest media philosopher." -Alexander R. Galloway, New York University

"Flusser is one of the world's most interesting theorists of communication and culture, yet his work is relatively unknown in the English-speaking world. Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo are the most qualified scholars in the world to provide this contextualizing introduction to the complex array of his work." -Douglas Kellner, UCLA

About Anke Finger

Anke Finger is associate professor of German studies and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut. Rainer Guldin is professor of German language and cultural studies at the Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland. Gustavo Bernardo is professor of literary theory at Rio de Janeiro State University (URJ), Brazil.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Vilem Flusser's Atlases
1. Migration, Nomadism, Networks: A Biography
2. On Doubt: The Web of Language
3. Translation and Multilingual Writing
4. Cultural Studies and Phenomenology
5. Communication and Media Theory
6. Science as Fiction, Fiction as Science
7. On Creativity: Blue Dogs with Red Spots and Dialogic Imagination
Bibliography of Vilem Flusser's Major Texts

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