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Cinematic Modernism: Modernist Poetry and Film

Cinematic Modernism: Modernist Poetry and Film

by Susan McCabe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521846218

ISBN-13: 9780521846219

Pub. Date: 02/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Susan McCabe juxtaposes the work of four American modernist poets with the techniques and themes of early twentieth-century European avant-garde films. The historical experience of World War One and its aftermath of broken and shocked bodies shaped a preoccupation with fragmentation in both film and literature. Film, montage and camera work provided poets with a

Overview

Susan McCabe juxtaposes the work of four American modernist poets with the techniques and themes of early twentieth-century European avant-garde films. The historical experience of World War One and its aftermath of broken and shocked bodies shaped a preoccupation with fragmentation in both film and literature. Film, montage and camera work provided poets with a vocabulary through which to explore and refashion modern physical and metaphoric categories of the body, including the hysteric, automaton, bisexual and femme fatale. This innovative study explores the impact of new cinematic modes of representation on the poetry of Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, H. D., and Marianne Moore. Cinematic Modernism links the study of literary forms with film studies, visual culture, gender studies and psychoanalysis to expand the usual parameters of literary modernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521846219
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/14/2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgement; List of abbreviations; Introduction: cinematic modernism; 1. Modernism, male hysteria and montage; 2. 'Delight in dislocation': Stein, Chaplin and Man Ray; 3. William Carlos Williams and surrealist film: 'a favourable distortion'; 4. H. D.'s borderline bodies; 5. Marianne Moore: film, fetishism and her 'Ballet Mécanique'; Conclusion: modern dissociation and All About Eve; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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