Bruce Clarke reviews the new translation of Grammophone, Film, Typewriter, a requiem and good-riddance for the era of so-called Man.
Author: Bruce Clarke
Bruce Clarke is Professor of English at Texas Tech University, specializing in the coevolution of literary and technoscientific developments in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is the current president of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. His latest publications are Energy Forms: Allegory and Science in the Era of Classical Thermodynamics (Michigan, 2001) and, co-edited with Linda Dalrymple Henderson, the collection From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature (Stanford, 2002). He is working on a book project, Systems Cultures, examining the discourse of systems since the 1960s.