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“The Most Assassinated Woman in the World”: Pearl White and the First Avant-Garde

Christina Petersen

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the evocation of Pearl White's star persona by avant-garde theorists and filmmakers ranging from Sergei Eisenstein to surrealist Robert Desnos. The avant-garde's reactions to ... More


The Surrealist Object in Theory

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Surrealist theory and practice in the 1920s and 1930s was caught between two poles. In the early days of the movement, much of its activity centred on the pursuit of automatism in various forms, ... More


The Poem-Scenario in the Interwar (1917–1928)

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/9780823245482.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter makes a case study of a central subgenre in cinepoetry: the poem-scenario. Beginning in 1917, with a work by Apollinaire and Billy, up to the arrival of the Talkies, a number of poets ... More


‘This is why the Jews had their ghetto there’: The Marais in the pre-Second War twentieth century

Keith Reader

in The Marais: The Story of a Quartier

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621044
eISBN:
9781800341241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621044.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the first half of the twentieth century the Marais, by then a poor and severely overcrowded working-class quartier, became the area of Paris most closely associated with Jewish presence and ... More


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