The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism

modernism, modernists alone were uniformly influenced by it because they experienced cinema as part of, for example, ... If cinema was a common historical context for all literary practitioners, both realist and modernist, meaning ...

Author: Andrew Shail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136455155

Category: Literary Criticism

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Modernist writing has always been linked with cinema. The recent renaissance in early British film studies has allowed cinema to emerge as a major historical context for literary practice. Treating cinema as a historical rather than an aesthetic influence, this book analyzes the role of early British film culture in literature, thus providing the first account of cinema as a cause for modernism. Shail’s study draws on little-known sources to create a detailed picture of cinema following its ‘second birth’ as both institution and medium. The book presents a comprehensive account of how UK-based modernism originated as a consequence of—rather than a conscious aesthetic response to—this new component of the cultural landscape. Film’s new accounts of language, endeavor, time, collectivity and political change are first considered, then related to the patterns that comprised modernist texts. Authors discussed include Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, H.D., James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Richardson.

The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism

This book examines early British film and film culture as a substantial context for the emergence of modernism in literature.

Author: Andrew Shail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415806992

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book examines early British film and film culture as a substantial context for the emergence of modernism in literature. The study considers Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Yeats, and Eliot, and treats literary modernism as a consequence of cinema's new accounts of language, time, collectivity, and the self.

Modernism and Its Media

literature, which typically focus on elements of form, Trotter looks to the history of film, and film culture, ... Andrew Shail's The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) reveals just how much of our sense of “film” is ...

Author: Chris Forster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350033177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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From cinema and radio broadcasting to the growth of new communication technologies, Modernism and Its Media is the first critical guide to key issues and debates on the changing media contexts of modernist writing. Topics covered include: · Key thinkers, including Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Marshall McLuhan · Modernist film – from Eisenstein to the French New Wave cinema · Modernism and mass culture · The history of modernist media and communication technologies · Modernism's legacies for contemporary new media art With case studies covering such topics as the film writings of Joyce, Woolf and Eliot, popular art and kitsch, the Frankfurt School and the rise of the gramophone, this is an essential guide for students and scholars researching the relationship between modernism and mass media.

A Modernist Cinema

But beyond these thematic and ideological readings of the sequence, the film is also cannily making a point almost identical to ... 2007); and Andrew Shail, The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Author: Scott W. Klein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190912130

Category: Performing Arts

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In A Modernist Cinema, sixteen distinguished scholars in the field of the New Modernist Studies explore the interrelationships among modernism, cinema, and modernity. Focusing on several culturally influential films from Europe, America, and Asia produced between 1914 and 1941, this collection of essays contends that cinema was always a modernist enterprise. Examining the dialectical relationship between a modernist cinema and modernity itself, these essays reveal how the movies represented and altered our notions and practices of modern life, as well as how the so-called crises of modernity shaped the evolution of filmmaking. Attending to the technical achievements and formal qualities of the works of several prominent directors - Giovanni Pastrone, D. W. Griffith, Sergei Eisenstein, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, F. W. Murnau, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Dziga Vertov, Luis Buñuel, Yasujiro Ozu, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Charlie Chaplin, Leni Riefenstahl, and Orson Welles - these essays investigate several interrelated topics: how a modernist cinema represented and intervened in the political and social struggles of the era; the ambivalent relationship between cinema and the other modernist arts; the controversial interconnection between modern technology and the new art of filmmaking; the significance of representing the mobile human body in a new medium; the gendered history of modernity; and the transformative effects of cinema on modern conceptions of temporality, spatial relations, and political geography.

Understanding Deleuze Understanding Modernism

See Andrew Shail, The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (London and New York: Routledge, 2012). As Kovács comments for example: “Although this evolution often coincides with those divisions into periods or aesthetic movements ...

Author: Paul Ardoin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623560683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism explores the multi-faceted and formative impact of Gilles Deleuze on the development and our understanding of modernist thought in its philosophical, literary, and more broadly cultural manifestations. Gilles Deleuze himself rethought philosophical history with a series of books and essays on individual philosophers such as Kant, Spinoza, Leibniz, Nietzsche, and Bergson and authors such as Proust, Kafka, Beckett and Woolf, on the one hand, and Bacon, Messiaen, and Pollock, among others, in other arts. This volume acknowledges Deleuze's profound impact on a century of art and thought and the origin of that impact in his own understanding of modernism. Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism begins by "conceptualizing" Deleuze by offering close readings of some of his most important works. The contributors offer new readings that illuminate the context of Deleuze's work, either by reading one of Deleuze's texts against or in the context of his entire body of work or by challenging Deleuze's readings of other philosophers. A central section on Deleuze and his aesthetics maps the relationships between Deleuze's thought and modernist literature. The volume's final section features an extended glossary of Deleuze's key terms, with each definition having its own expert contributor.

British Literature in Transition 1900 1920 A New Age

ANDREW SHAIL is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University. He is the author of The Origins of the Film Star System (2019), The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012), and articles in Literature & History, Screen, ...

Author: James Purdon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108635899

Category: Literary Criticism

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During the first two decades of the twentieth century, Britain's imperial power and influence was at its height. These were years of daring, when adventurers sounded the mysteries of the deep sea and the distant poles, aviators sped through the skies, and new media technologies transformed communication. They were years of social upheaval, during which long-suppressed voices – particularly those of women, of the labouring classes, and of colonial subjects – grew louder and demanded to be heard. They were years of violence, of insurrection and political agitation, and of imperial conflicts that would encompass continents. By subjecting specific developments in literature and related culture to a fine-grained and historically-informed analysis, British Literature in Transition, 1900–1920: A New Age? explores the writing of this extraordinary period in all its complexity and vibrancy.

Commemorative Modernisms

For example, Susan McCabe, Cinematic Modernism: Modernist Poetry and Film (2005); David Trotter, Cinema and Modernism (2007); Andrew Shail, The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012). 57. Marcus, 'The Great War in ...

Author: Alice Kelly

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474459921

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book provides the first sustained study of women's literary representations of death and the culture of war commemoration that underlies British and American literary modernism.

Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

See also Shail's edited collection Reading the Cinematograph: The Cinema in British Short Fiction, 1896–1912 (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2011) and monograph The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (New York: Routledge, ...

Author: Ian Christie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226610115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The early years of film were dominated by competition between inventors in America and France, especially Thomas Edison and the Lumière brothers . But while these have generally been considered the foremost pioneers of film, they were not the only crucial figures in its inception. Telling the story of the white-hot years of filmmaking in the 1890s, Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema seeks to restore Robert Paul, Britain’s most important early innovator in film, to his rightful place. From improving upon Edison’s Kinetoscope to cocreating the first movie camera in Britain to building England’s first film studio and launching the country’s motion-picture industry, Paul played a key part in the history of cinema worldwide. It’s not only Paul’s story, however, that historian Ian Christie tells here. Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema also details the race among inventors to develop lucrative technologies and the jumbled culture of patent-snatching, showmanship, and music halls that prevailed in the last decade of the nineteenth century. Both an in-depth biography and a magnificent look at early cinema and fin-de-siècle Britain, Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema is a first-rate cultural history of a fascinating era of global invention, and the revelation of one of its undervalued contributors.

James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Randall, Bryony, Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Rayner, Keith, and Pollatsek, ... Shail, Andrew, The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012).

Author: Cleo Hanaway

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198768913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film reappraises the lines of influence said to exist between Joyce's writing and early cinema and provides an alternative to previous psychoanalytic readings of Joyce and film. Through a compelling combination of historical research and critical analysis, Cleo Hanaway-Oakley demonstrates that Joyce, early film-makers, and phenomenologists (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in particular) share a common enterprise: all are concerned with showing, rather than explaining, the 'inherence of the self in the world'. Instead of portraying an objective, neutral world, bereft of human input, Joyce, the film-makers, and the phenomenologists present embodied, conscious engagement with the environment and others: they are interested in the world-as-it-is-lived and transcend the seemingly-rigid binaries of seer/seen, subject/object, absorptive/theatrical, and personal/impersonal. This book re-evaluates the history of body- and spectator-focused film theories, placing Merleau-Ponty at the centre of the discussion, and considers the ways in which Joyce may have encountered such theories. In a wealth of close analyses, Joyce's fiction is read alongside the work of early film-makers such as Charlie Chaplin, Georges Melies, and Mitchell and Kenyon, and in relation to the philosophical dimensions of early-cinematic devices such as the Mutoscope, the stereoscope, and the panorama. By putting Joyce's literary work--Ulysses above all--into dialogue with both early cinema and phenomenology, this book elucidates and enlivens literature, film, and philosophy.

Cinematic Modernism and Contemporary Film

Dreams of Modernity: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Cinema. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Marcus, Laura. 'Modernist Literature and Film'. In The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature, edited by Ulrika Maude and Mark ...

Author: Howard Finn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350242579

Category: Performing Arts

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Cinema was the most important new artistic medium of the twentieth century and modernism was the most important new aesthetic movement across the arts in the twentieth century. However, what exactly is the relationship between cinema and modernism? Cinematic Modernism and Contemporary Film explores how in the early twentieth century cinema came to be seen as one of the new technologies which epitomised modernity and how cinema itself reflected ideas, hopes and fears concerning modern life. Howard Finn examines the emergence of a new 'international style' of cinema, combining a poetic aesthetic of the image with genre-based fictional narrative and documentary realism. He provides concise accounts of how theorists such as André Bazin, Siegfried Kracauer, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Rancière have discussed this cinematic aesthetic, clarifying debates over terms such as 'realism', 'classical' and 'avant-garde' as well as recent controversies over terms such as 'slow cinema' and 'vernacular modernism'. He further argues the influence of modernism through close readings of many contemporary films, including films by Abbas Kiarostami, Béla Tarr, Jia Zhangke, and Angela Schanelec. Drawing on a broad range of examples, including Soviet montage, Italian neorealism, postwar new waves and the 'new cinema' of Taiwan and Iran, this book explores the cultural significance of modernism and its lasting influence over cinema.