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Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Sozita Goudouna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Samuel Beckett, one of the most prominent playwrights of the twentieth century, wrote a thirty-second playlet for the stage that does not include actors, text, characters or drama but only stage ... More


Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Weihong Bao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema in modern China was a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao’s term, an affective medium, a ... More


Cinematicity in Media History

Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In a world where change has become the only constant, how does the perpetually new relate to the old? How does cinema, itself once a new medium, interact both with previous or outmoded media and with ... More


: Cinematicity and Comparative Media

Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction defines ‘cinematicity’ and provides a brief lineage of the term. It engages the idea that media inevitably bear each other’s traces, and that no medium may exhaustively be studied in ... More


James Joyce and Giordano Bruno: An “Immarginable” and Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Federico Sabatini

in Renascent Joyce

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042459
eISBN:
9780813043081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042459.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Considers the relationship between writing and the arts in Joyce's works, where it is possible to conceive figurative arts and music not only as major themes in the narrative, but also and more ... More


Looking Back on Afropea’s Origins: Léonora Miano’s Blues pour Élise as an Afropean Mediascape

Katelyn E. Knox

in Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter continues the book’s inquiry into the way twenty-first century authors and artists interrogate institutionalized spectacularism both in their works’ content and form by analysing Léonora ... More


/ The Translatability of Planetary Poiesis: Vicente Huidobro’s Creacionismo in Temblor de cielo / Tremblement de ciel

Ignacio Infante

in After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251780
eISBN:
9780823252831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes the avant-garde poetics of the cosmopolitan Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro (1893-1948). Huidobro’s creacionismo was mostly developed while he was connected to two different ... More


/ The Digital Vernacular: “Groundation” and the Temporality of Translation in the Postcolonial Caribbean Poetics of Kamau Brathwaite

Ignacio Infante

in After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251780
eISBN:
9780823252831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251780.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 5 traces the progression of the postcolonial poetics developed by the Caribbean historian and poet Kamau Brathwaite as part of his groundbreaking reformulation of the Creole as the basis of ... More


On Not Writing Opera

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter concentrates on The Voyage Out, proposing that Woolf’s first novel is an extended critique of Wagner’s Tristan and that it is profoundly indebted to, if ambivalent towards, the music ... More


‘Into Unknown Country’: Cinematicity and Intermedial Translation in Mansfield’s Fictional Journeys

Faye Harland

in Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400381
eISBN:
9781474416054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the intermedial qualities of Mansfield’s fiction as a form of translation, suggesting that her work draws upon the new technologies of rail travel and the cinema in order to ... More


Introduction: Projecting Britain

Ian Whittington

in Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413596
eISBN:
9781474444897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413596.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a central and previously untested mass medium in the context of war, radio served as a resonant chamber through which British writers articulated, on behalf of a series of newly empowered publics, ... More


Coda: Coronation

Ian Whittington

in Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413596
eISBN:
9781474444897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413596.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the years after the war, radio faced a new threat from within Britain, as television rose to become the new dominant channel for the mediation of national culture. This transition is best ... More


Shortness of Breath: Beckett’s <i>Breath</i> in Context

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter examines the ways artists and directors have staged Breath. The “stagings” or “displays” of the playlet are examined in an attempt to show how artists and directors have responded to ... More


Intermedial Breath: Defying the Boundaries between Displaying and Staging

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Beckett's media environments and his experimentation with technology in relation to the complex contemporary media culture. Beckett explored some cardinal aspects of ... More


Life Lines, Sight Lines: Collaborative Works

Eleanor Spencer

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Kathleen Jamie has long been interested in the complex intersections of personal and national identity. This chapter takes up the theme of the individual poetic voice working in collaboration with ... More


Fiery Action: Toward an Aesthetics of New Heroism

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 situates the action-based aesthetic of “fiery films” (1927 to 1931) as a response to Hollywood serialized thrillers mediated by the competition between stage and screen. I complicate the ... More


A Culture of Resonance: Hypnotism, Wireless Cinema, and the Invention of Intermedial Spectatorship

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 places “resonance” in relation to emergent media technologies—wireless technology and newly invented media as well as popular scientific imaginations of the diverse future of cinema—to ... More


Dances of Fire: Mediating Affective Immediacy

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 examines how left-wing spoken drama and films invoked fire, torrents, and other natural forces to politicize spectatorial affect through visual and sensory confrontations. I then revisit ... More


Transparent Shanghai: Cinema, Architecture, and a Left-Wing Culture of Glass

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 reframes left-wing cinema in the material “culture of glass,” closely affiliated with international modernist architecture and a commodity culture of display. Left-wing cinema interacted ... More


“A Vibrating Art in the Air”: The Infinite Cinema and the Media Ensemble of Propaganda

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 follows the migration of the Chinese film industry from Shanghai to Chongqing during the Sino-Japanese War. I examine the impact of the war and the rise of propaganda that initiated both a ... More


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