ISSN: 20403682
First published in 2010
2 issues per volume
Volume 8 Issue 1-2
Cover Date: October 2017
Speculating on the biography of an apparatus
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Authors:  Anke Hennig 
DOI: 10.1386/pop.8.1-2.76_1

Keywords
speculative poetics,techno-imagination,future,capitalist realism,apparatus,economics

Abstract
In this article I will look at literary imagination and the ways it is undermined and transformed by its relationship to apparatuses. I will compare the apparatus of Aby Warburg’s library with Peter Dittmer’s recent poetic apparatus Die Amme (1992–2006) in order to find out how poetics gets trapped by, and responds to, the challenge of apparatuses by employing the logistics of writing. A key concern of this article is to determine the role that speculation plays in poetics, in the apparatuses that govern writing, and in the economics of both.
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