About

The ever-intensifying technological mediation of experience has stimulated rich and diverse enquiry into technology’s long prosthetic coincidence with the human, from flint axe to smart-phone. In particular, there are now hugely informative histories of the social, political, and moral transformations wrought by the emergence from the mid-nineteenth century onwards of a proliferating array of communication technologies: once rivalrous, now, it may be, convergent. LTM’s emphasis will be primarily on developments since industrialization. Our purpose is to explore the part played in these developments by literature, broadly understood; or, to broaden the understanding yet further, by writing in general. How was it that technology and writing came to inform each other so extensively that today there is only information? The answer to that question might involve enquiry into the terms ‘technology’ and ‘media’, both surprisingly recent in common usage. LTM will promote the delivery of research by traditional and un-traditional means. The latter might include radio, television, and online platforms; and their use could involve some kind of graduate training programme, should the demand exist.