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Rire as Release and Rapport: Pleasure and Laughter in French Interwar Musical Theater

Jillian C. Rogers

in Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the World Wars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190658298
eISBN:
9780190658328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658298.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter demonstrates that Jean Cocteau’s interwar musical-theatrical endeavors with “Les Six” were significant sites for coping with postwar trauma. Letters, diaries, memoirs, and performance ... More


Folklore and Parade from Jean Cocteau and Paul Valéry to André Varagnac: The Resurgence of French Folkloric Studies

Mark Franko

in The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter reflects upon the commentary of two literary observers who were also in different ways practitioners of French ballet of the 1920s and 1930s—Jean Cocteau and Paul Valéry—and, of one ... More


Rescoring the Moving Image: La Belle et la Bête, Mashups and (Mis)syncing

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the relationship between loose and tight audiovisual synchronization in two recent instances, both of which speak to an aesthetic of repurposing in new audiovisual expression. ... More


Jean Cocteau's Radio Poetry

RubÉn Gallo

in The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores one of the most original attempts to compose a sound poetry inspired by radio, a radio-poetic experiment that was neither a poem nor a piece of music but a film: Jean Cocteau's ... More


Le Film surnaturel: Cocteau's Immersive Writing

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Contrary to accepted ideas, Cocteau was not a poet who later turned to cinema: he was a cinepoet from the start. This chapter examines the experience of the film apparatus and embodied spectatorial ... More


Surrealist Sounds: Film Music and the Avant-Garde

Hannah Lewis

in French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190635978
eISBN:
9780190636012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635978.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the controversial early sound films directed by avant-garde filmmakers Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel: Le Sang d’un poète (1930) by Cocteau and L’Age d’or (1930) by Buñuel. They ... More


The Writers

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183985
eISBN:
9780226184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter scrutinizes four writers--Joyce, Cocteau, Jahnn, and Valéry--as test cases. It concludes that Joyce in Ulysses and Valéry in La jeune Parque and La cimetière marin fulfill precisely the ... More


The Action Drama and the Still Life: Enescu, Stravinsky, and Oedipus

Stephen Walsh

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the Oedipus operas of George Enescu and Igor Stravinsky. It highlights the aesthetic differences between their work. It suggests that behind Stravinsky's collaboration with ... More


Debussyism, Anti-debussyism, Neoclassicism

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 considers the effects of the contingencies of music and cultural history on reputation. The arrival of new artists or aesthetic tendencies on the Parisian scene forced writers to reconsider ... More


‘Do Not Call Me a Dancer’ (Isadora Duncan, 1929): Dance and Modernist Experimentation

Olga Taxidou

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the relationship between movement in modernist dance and experiments in narrative and poetry. Following Isadora Duncan’s analogy ‘I use my body as my medium just as a writer ... More


The Dancer as Statue and the Geopolitics of Neoclassicism

Mark Franko

in The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

An examination of the influences of German thought on French dance theory, an area of scholarship that has been neglected, but is beginning to emerge in the interest in Nietzsche’s influence on ... More


Withdrawing from the Parisian Music Scene

Colin Roust

in Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190607777
eISBN:
9780190607807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607777.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

After a dispute with Diaghilev over money and after a long-standing feud with fellow music critic Emile Vuillermoz, Auric abruptly made several shifts in his career in the late 1920s. He briefly ... More


The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. This book breaks that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental ... More


Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov’s first major initiative as CCF secretary general was to organize in Paris, in the spring of 1952, a major arts festival celebrating the artistic achievement of the first half of the ... More


Introduction: The Transnational Path Toward Corporeal Fascism

Mark Franko

in The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter begins by outlining the meaning of the classical in French cultural production since the seventeenth century as a way to situate neoclassicism in ballet with modernism itself. The ... More


Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS

Julian Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389257
eISBN:
9780226389288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389288.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In Paris in 1954, a young man named André Baudry founded Arcadie, an organization for “homophiles” that would become the largest of its kind that has ever existed in France, lasting nearly thirty ... More


Rethinking the Relationship Between Words and Music for the Twentieth Century: The Strange Case of Erik Satie

Robert Orledge

in Words and Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236191
eISBN:
9781846314445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236191.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The iconoclastic composer Erik Satie (1866–1925) has been fascinated by the relationship between words, spoken or unspoken, and music. In some of his Rose+Croix pieces of the 1890s, Satie derived the ... More


The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Mark Franko

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book is an examination of neoclassical ballet initially in the French context before and after World War I (circa 1905–1944) with close attention to dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar. Since ... More


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

Sarah Keller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162210
eISBN:
9780231538473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162210.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau ... More


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