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A New Period in History

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

There are no neat boundaries in history. If one looks at broad movements such as “Zionism,” “Romanticism,” “Futurism,” or “Hasidism,” one sees that they are characterized by a heterogeneous but ... More


Guillaume Apollinaire, Calligrammes (1918): The Prosody of the Visual

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Guillaume Apollinaire's calligrams. This chapter attempts to make reference to some of the devices and effects found in contemporary visual art, and in particular, in the ... More


Italian Futurism and the Machine

Katia Pizzi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719097096
eISBN:
9781526146694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526121219
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is the first interdisciplinary exploration of machine culture in Italian futurism after the First World War. The machine was a primary concern for the futuristi. As well as being a material tool ... More


Ghost Stories from the Uncanny Valley: Androids, Souls, and the Future of Being Haunted

Tok Thompson

in Posthuman Folklore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter proposes that we will soon find ourselves haunted by the ghosts of androids. Although ghost stories have been centrally studied throughout the history of the discipline of Folklore ... More


Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Andrew Pilsch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901028
eISBN:
9781452957685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book argues that transhumanism should be taken more seriously as a Utopian force in the present. Combatting the widespread idea that transhumanism is a naive and dangerous reframing of the most ... More


‘Oh, my God … can this be England?’ (Sax Rohmer, The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu, 1913)

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The period of China's utmost vulnerability, from the Boxer uprising of 1900 until the rise of the Nationalist Party in the mid-1920s, coincided with the mass-marketing of Chinese stereotypes and the ... More


Shock Modernism: Blast and the Radical Politics of Vorticism

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Blast, which is a journal where the individualist politics of anarchism were combined with an ‘exploding’ oppositional ideology of art and the radical politics of Vorticism. It ... More


Exquisite Corporeality: Detachable Bodies of the Avant-Garde

Michael Davidson

in Invalid Modernism: Disability and the Missing Body of the Aesthetic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198832812
eISBN:
9780191880476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832812.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 intervenes in debates about whether the historic avant-garde (Dada, Futurism, Surrealism) represented a general tendency within modernism or a critical alternative to ideas of artisanal ... More


Conclusion

Simon Morrison

in Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Clashing with the material aspirations of the Bolsheviks, the post-revolution period led a to a sorrowful and fatigued conclusion of the Symbolist movement. Objectively, it led to either an ... More


From “0.10” to “Store”

Aleksandra Shatskikh

in Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140897
eISBN:
9780300162295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140897.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Kazimir Malevich's participation in the “Last Futurist Exhibition of Pictures 0.10” and “The Store” painting exhibition. It describes the works of Malevich featured in these ... More


Flannery O’Connor’s Gothic Science Fiction

Doug Davis

in Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831798
eISBN:
9781496831842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831798.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Where convention categorizes southern literature as especially preoccupied with the past, Doug Davis reads O’Connor’s stories as science fiction, highlighting the surprising extent of her engagement ... More


Dada’s Radical Negation: The Declamators and Poets of Noise

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reads the audio and visual innovations that stemmed from Italian Futurist poetry and late German Expressionist performance, which burst upon the first audiences at the Cabaret Voltaire ... More


Modernism in the streets

Anna Dahlgren

in Travelling Images: Looking across the borderlands of art, media and visual culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126641
eISBN:
9781526139016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126641.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 2 considers the introduction of modernist aesthetics in Sweden in the early 1930s in the image communities of marketing and visual art. The main focus is the Stockholm Exhibition held in 1930 ... More


Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Nico Israel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book reveals how spirals are at the heart of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists—including W. B. Yeats and ... More


In italia, all’estero

Eric Bulson

in Little Magazine, World Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Though F.T. Marinetti’s Futurism effectively transformed Italy into an international literary capital in the 1910s, the rise of Mussolini and his Fascist party after World War One had the opposite ... More


Little wireless magazines

Eric Bulson

in Little Magazine, World Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Six examines how Guglielmo Marconi’s invention of the wireless telegraph in 1895, which eventually enabled the widespread use of radio broadcasting in the 1920s, challenged avant-garde ... More


The Third Rome and Its Discontents, 1848–1922

Joshua Arthurs

in Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449987
eISBN:
9780801468841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449987.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the “prehistory” of the Fascist idea of Rome, focusing on the period 1848–1922. It first examines aspirations for a “Third Rome” during the struggle for national unification in ... More


The Emotion as Such: Un/Masking the Poet in Mayakovsky’s Work

Connor Doak

in Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061641
eISBN:
9780813051208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061641.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Connor Doak discusses Russian writer Vladimir Mayakovsky, whose work uses the idea of lyrical masks as an outward and visible expression of an inner tension, a tension almost always exposing a ... More


Painting

Catherine Elwes

in Installation and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174503
eISBN:
9780231850803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174503.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the lineage of moving-image installation through painting. There are obvious continuities across painting and the installation of a moving image—both practices organize ... More


Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness—Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance

K. Merinda Simmons

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book challenges the premise, advanced by black intellectuals, that the Obama administration ushered in a “post-racial” era in the United States. It brings together a collection of voices that ... More


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