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Author Russo, John Paul.
Title The future without a past : the humanities in a technological society / John Paul Russo.
Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005.

Author Russo, John Paul.
Subject Humanities -- Philosophy.
Technology and civilization.
Science and the humanities.
Learning and scholarship -- History.
Description 1 online resource (x, 313 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-298) and index.
Contents The future of the humanities in a technological society -- The great forgetting : library, media center, and Las Vegas -- The circle of knowledge : science and the humanistic curriculum from Petrarch to Trilling -- Belief and sincerity -- The tranquilized poem : the crisis of the new criticism -- The disappearance of the self : contemporary theories of autobiography -- Don Delillo : ethnicity, religion, and the critique of technology.
Summary "Argues that technological imperatives like rationalization, universalism, monism, and autonomy have transformed the humanities and altered the relation between humans and nature. Examines technology and its impact on education, historical memory, and technological and literary values in criticism and theory, concluding with an analysis of the fiction of Don DeLillo"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0826264735 (electronic bk.)
9780826264732 (electronic bk.)
0826215866 (alk. paper)
9780826215864 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 64638596
Additional Format Print version: Russo, John Paul. Future without a past. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005 0826215866 (DLC) 2005002031 (OCoLC)57557408

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