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Introduction: Things Normally Unseen

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Drawing on new work in the still–moving field, which offers an affirmative critique of the exchanges between the photographic and cinematographic image, this Introduction overhauls received ... More


Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Fiona Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a collection of essays on an iconic American periodical, providing new insights into twentieth-century literary culture. The book reads across and between The New Yorker departments, ... More


Some Twentieth-Century Louisiana Prose Writers

Catharine Savage Brosman

in Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter surveys the work of numerous twentieth-century Anglophone authors, whether visitors or natives, who dealt briefly or lengthily with Louisiana Creole society or its remnants, The ... More


The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

T. Austin Graham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American authors pioneered a mode of musical writing that quite literally resounded beyond the printed page. Novels gained soundtracks, poetry ... More


In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Alix Beeston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reappraises the connections between modernist writing and photography in the light of new work in visual culture studies that emphasizes the interplay between still and moving images. ... More


Frozen in the Glassy, Bluestreaked Air: John Dos Passos’s Photographic Metropolis

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter interprets the serialized narration and characterization of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer (1925) in line with the figuring of female bodies through the photographic apparatus of ... More


Black Flesh Is White Ash: Reframing Jean Toomer’s

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Jean Toomer’s tactics of poetic and narrative visualization of the series of black female bodies in Cane (1923) correspond to the strategic reappropriation of lynching ... More


Bodies Bad and Gentle: The Surrealist Convulsions of Gertrude Stein’s

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Recovering the photographic contexts for Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives at its first publication in North America in 1909, this chapter interprets the text’s formal fragmentation and repetition in ... More


Torn, Burned, and Yet Dancing: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Writing

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the collaborative and institutionalized mode of production in studio-era Hollywood through the lens of the two major projects that comprised the work of the final year of F. ... More


Coda: Shared Hallucinations

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Building on new work that acknowledges the abstract and self-reflexive elements of Walker Evans’s photography, as well as his contributions to avant-garde art practice in the 1930s, this chapter ... More


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