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Beautiful Circuits

Author : Mark Goble
ISBN : 9780231518406
Genre : Performing Arts
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Considering texts by Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, alongside film, painting, music, and popular culture, Mark Goble explores the development of American modernism as it was shaped by its response to technology and an attempt to change how literature itself could communicate. Goble's original readings reinterpret the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of technology an occasion for profound experimentation and reflection. He follows the assimilation of such "old" media technologies as the telegraph, telephone, and phonograph and their role in inspiring fantasies of connection, which informed a commitment to the materiality of artistic mediums. Describing how relationships made possible by technology became more powerfully experienced with technology, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that shows no signs of abating. The "mediated life" puts technology into communication with a series of shifts in how Americans conceive the mechanics and meanings of their connections to one another, and therefore to the world and to their own modernity.

Alvin Langdon Coburn

Author : Cathrin Hauswald
ISBN : 9783839441930
Genre : Art
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Alvin Langdon Coburn ist der erste Künstler, der 1916 von »abstrakter Photographie« schreibt und sie auch ästhetisch umsetzt. Und das, obwohl er selbst der piktorialistischen Strömung, der stimmungsvollen Kunstphotographie, angehört. Anhand von Coburns Wirken als zentrale Figur des epistemisch-ästhetischen Umbruchs in der Zeit der Jahrhundertwende verdeutlicht Cathrin Hauswald eindrucksvoll die Entwicklung der Photographie vom 19. Jahrhundert in die Moderne. Sie zeigt: Während Coburn die Beben des technologischen und photographischen Fortschritts aufzeichnet und gleichsam gestaltet, inszeniert sich der Kunstphotograph selbst als ambivalentes und geradezu antimodernes Element seines photographischen Schaffens, dessen Ziel stets die eigene Nobilitierung bleibt.

Novel Theory And Technology In Modernist Britain

Author : Heather Fielding
ISBN : 9781108629294
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Modernism reshaped novel theory, shifting criticism away from readers' experiences and toward the work as an object autonomous from any reader. Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain excavates technology's crucial role in this evolution and offers a new history of modernism's vision of the novel. To many modernists, both novel and machine increasingly seemed to merge into the experiences of readers or users. But modernists also saw potential for a different understanding of technology - in pre-modern machines, or the technical functioning of technologies stripped of their current social roles. With chapters on Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, and Rebecca West, Novel Theory argues that in these alternative visions of technology, modernists found models for how the novel might become an autonomous, intellectual object rather than a familiar experience, and articulated a future for the novel by imagining it as a new kind of machine.

Modernist Party

Author : Kate McLoughlin
ISBN : 9780748681303
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Have you ever been struck by the number of parties in Modernist literature? In The Modernist Party, internationally distinguished scholars explore the party both as a literary device and as a social setting in which the movement's creative values were dev

Beautiful Circuits The Mediated Life In America 1900 1940

Author : Mark Goble
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112180869
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The Men Who Knew Too Much

Author : Susan M. Griffin
ISBN : 9780199910571
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Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock knew too much. Self-imposed exiles fully in the know, they approached American and European society as inside-outsiders, a position that afforded them a kind of double vision. Masters of their arts, manipulators of their audiences, prescient and pathbreaking in their techniques, these demanding and meticulous artists fiercely defended authorial and directorial control. Their fictions and films are obsessed with knowledge and its powers: who knows what? What is there to know? The Men Who Knew Too Much innovatively pairs these two greats, showing them to be at once classic and contemporary. Over a dozen major scholars and critics take up works by James and Hitchcock, in paired sets, to explore the often surprising ways that reading James helps us watch Hitchcock and what watching Hitchcock tells us about reading James. A wide-range of approaches offer fresh insights about spectatorship, narrative structure, and cinematic representation, as well as the relationship between technology and art, the powers of silence, sensory-and sensational-experiences, the impact of cognition, and the uncertainty of interpretation. The essays explore the avowal and disavowal of familial bonds, as well as questions of Victorian convention, female agency, and male anxiety. And they fruitfully engage issues related to patriarchy, colonialism, national, transnational, and global identities. The capacious collection, with its brilliant insights and intellectual surprises, is equally compelling in its range and cogency for James readers and film theorists, for Hitchcock fans and James scholars.

Stop Den Falschm Nzern

Author : Hanns-Peter Karr
ISBN : 3505072818
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Peter hat genau gesehen, daß der falsche Fünfzigmarkschein von dem blassen Mann im grünen Lodenmantel stammte. Offenbar gehört das Bleichgesicht zu einer Bande von Falschmünzern, die schon seit Wochen ihr Unwesen treibt. Mit seinen Freunden vom STOP-Club heftet sich Peter an seine Fersen, und die vier Freunde erleben die aufregendsten Sommerferien ihres Leben. Das Besondere an diesem Buch: Kinder als Detektive, das wirkt in vielen Krimis unglaubwürdig. Doch Hanns-Peter Karr ist es gelungen, eine ebenso spannende wie logische Geschichte zu schreiben.

Agee Agonistes

Author : Michael A. Lofaro
ISBN : 1572335742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Most widely noted for his acclaimed Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family, Tennessee native James Agee was also a journalist, film critic, poet, and screenwriter. More than fifty years after Agee's untimely death, his canon of work continues to grow in popularity, and his ability to capture the human condition in all its forms remains unparalleled. Agee Agonistes is a compilation of seventeen essays from the James Agee Celebration hosted by the University of Tennessee in April 2005. The collection includes some of the best interpretations of Agee's work and explores the influences on his art, delineates the connections and syntheses he makes within his texts, and examines his involvement in music, ethics, surrealism, local and national history, cinema, television, poetry, literature, sociology, and journalism. The volume features never-before-seen pictures of Agee, previously unknown correspondence, and a remembrance by his oldest daughter, Deedee. The volume also includes the most extensive bibliography of secondary sources on Agee assembled to date. The essays are divided into four parts: Agee's Influences and Syntheses-Contributors: Paul Sprecher, William Bruce Wheeler, Jack Neely, Jeffrey J. Folks, Hugh Davis, Paul Ashdown Agee's Films-Contributors: Daniel Feller, Jeffrey Couchman, Mary E. Papke, John Wranovics Agee's Literature-Contributors: Fred Chappell, Angie Maxwell, John H. Summers, James A. Crank, Michael A. Lofaro Agee's Correspondence-Contributor: Brian Gempp. In addition, the volume includes an introductory essay entitled "Mapping Agee's Myriad Mind" by noted author David Madden. Agee Agonistes will be of interest to all those who study twentieth-century America and will introduce a new generation of readers to James Agee. Michael Lofaro is professor of American literature and American and Cultural Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has authored and edited numerous volumes and is coeditor, with Hugh Davis, of James Agee Rediscovered: The Journals of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Other New Manuscripts. He is also the general editor for the ten-volume series, The Works of James Agee, and the editor of its forthcoming first volume, A Death in the Family: A Restoration of the Author's Text.

America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065432968
Genre : United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121673227
Genre : Humanities
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