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Victorian Soundscapes

John M. Picker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The chapters cover the railway that tore with a shriek, roar, and rattle through an eminent novelist's city and ... More


Epilogue: Radio-Free Middlemarch

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This thought experiment attempts to liberate Middlemarch from a predictable place in the novelistic culture of gossip, mobilizing the question of anachronism to locate the novel on the threshold of ... More


The Rise of the Studios and the Coming of Sound

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the rise of the Hollywood studios and advent of sound technology. The Hollywood Studio System would properly take hold by 1930 once five companies — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, RKO, ... More


His Master's Voice and Joyce

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the impact of the emergent forces in contemporary popular culture that have a direct influence on Joyce' conception of artistic creativity and explorations of the possibilities ... More


Animating the Audience: Singalong Films in Britain in the 1920s

Malcolm Cook

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter examines the brief but vigorous popularity of singalong films in Britain in the mid-1920s. This alternate sonic practice utilized an animated “bouncing ball” or similar device to ... More


Archiving America

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The first chapter tells the story of Hollywood’s mobilization of the jazz-opera by examining film adaptations of two works: the 1892 opera I Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo and “Yamekraw: A Negro ... More


Introduction: the Sonic Cultures of Modernity

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction provides a preliminary survey of ways in sound is represented in modernist literature, and other arts, and also surveys major theorisations of the ‘modernity’ of modern sound. ... More


Sound And Social Life

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how sound articulates the social, in the latter’s myriad forms, by both facilitating and expressing concrete forms of social interaction. The chapter begins with an extended ... More


Currents of Consciousness; or, my mother is a graphophone

Julian Murphet

in Faulkner's Media Romance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664244
eISBN:
9780190664275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664244.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the acoustical dynamics of the novels Sanctuary and As I Lay Dying (with an extended glance at Light in August) to demonstrate how intimately attuned Faulkner’s verbal art was ... More


Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Derek W. Vaillant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a history of U.S.–French radio broadcasting in the twentieth century. Decades before satellite TV and the Internet, America and France interconnected regularly and instantaneously on a ... More


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