Broadcasting Modernism

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"Because early broadcasts were rarely recorded, their influence on literary modernism has been hard to document. Yet modernist authors embraced the emerging medium, creating texts that were to be heard but not read, incorporating the device into their stories, and using it to publicize their work. They saw in radio the same spirit of experimentation that animated modernism itself." The essays in Broadcasting Modernism argue that radio led to changes in textual and generic forms, providing a new perspective for modernist studies even as it

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Overview

"Because early broadcasts were rarely recorded, their influence on literary modernism has been hard to document. Yet modernist authors embraced the emerging medium, creating texts that were to be heard but not read, incorporating the device into their stories, and using it to publicize their work. They saw in radio the same spirit of experimentation that animated modernism itself." The essays in Broadcasting Modernism argue that radio led to changes in textual and generic forms, providing a new perspective for modernist studies even as it reconfigures the landscape of the era itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813033495
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Debra Rae Cohen, assistant professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is the author of Remapping the Home Front: Locating Citizenship in British Women’s Great War Fiction. Michael Coyle, professor of English at Colgate University, is the founding president of the Modernist Studies Association and the author of Ezra Pound, Popular Genres, and the Discourse of Culture. Jane Lewty has published on radio and the work of Joyce, Woolf, and Pound.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Signing On Debra Rae Cohen Cohen, Debra Rae Michael Coyle Coyle, Michael Jane Lewty Lewty, Jane 1

Pt. I Medium & Metaphor

1 Inventing the Radio Cosmopolitan: Vernacular Modernism at a Standstill Aaron Jaffe Jaffe, Aaron 11

2 Wireless Ego: The Pulp Physics of Psychoanalysis Jeffrey Sconce Sconce, Jeffrey 31

3 Marinetti, Marconista: The Futurist Manifestos and the Emergence of Wireless Writing Timothy C. Campbell Campbell, Timothy C. 51

4 "Masters of Sacred Ceremonies": Welles, Corwin, and a Radiogenic Modernist Literature Martin Spinelli Spinelli, Martin 68

5 Flying Solo: The Charms of the Radio Body David Jenemann Jenemann, David 89

Pt. II Pressures & Intrusions

6 Gertrude Stein and the Radio Sarah Wilson Wilson, Sarah 107

7 The Voice of America in Richard Wright's Lawd Today! Jonah Willihnganz Willihnganz, Jonah 124

8 Annexingthe Oracular Voice: Form, Ideology and the BBC Debra Rae Cohen Cohen, Debra Rae 142

9 Desmond MacCarthy, Bloomsbury, and the Aestheticist Ethics of Broadcasting Todd Avery Avery, Todd 158

10 "We Speak to India": T.S. Eliot's Wartime Broadcasts and the Frontiers of Culture Michael Coyle Coyle, Michael 176

Pt. III Negotiations, Transactions, Translations

11 "What They Had Heard Said Written": Joyce, Pound and the Cross-Correspondence of Radio Jane Lewty Lewty, Jane 199

12 "Speech Without Practical Locale": Radio and Lorine Niedecker's Aurality Brook Houglum Houglum, Brook 221

13 Materializing Millay: The 1930s Radio Broadcasts Lesley Wheeler Wheeler, Lesley 238

14 Updating Baudelaire for the Radio Age: The Refractive Poetics of "The Pleasures of Merely Circulating" J. StanBarrett Barrett, J. Stan 257

15 I Switch Off: Beckett and the Ordeals of Radio Steven Connor Connor, Steven 274

Bibliography 295

Index 319

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