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Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Luciano Chessa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270633
eISBN:
9780520951563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Recently there has been a growing interest in the work of the Italian futurist painter, composer, and maker of musical instruments Luigi Russolo (1885–1947). As the author of the first systematic ... More


On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Devon Powers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is a trend? What role do trends play in consumer culture? How do trends come into being? And how do trends shape the future? This book explores these and other questions through a focus on the ... More


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


Postwar Palingenesis: Forming the Fascist Project

Paul Corner

in The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198730699
eISBN:
9780191741753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198730699.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter examines the formation of the fascist project. It illustrates the objectives of the fascist movement in the light of pre-First World War intellectual currents of both left and right, of ... More


Translating the Ethnic Avant-Garde

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 discusses the futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky as a model for minority writing, then tests this model by examining Langston Hughes' translations of his "Afro-Cuban" poems.


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


From the Homeland: Teatro Musicale

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses fascism and futurism in Italy; Luigi Dallapiccola; politics, improvisation, post-serialism, the return of the human voice, relationship of opera and music theater; Berio, Nono, ... 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


Reproductive Futurism

Joan Wallach Scott

in Sex and Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197227
eISBN:
9781400888580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197227.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter shows how, in the discourse of secularism, the existence of separate spheres for women and men was no longer attributed to God, it was taken as a natural fact. The insistence on nature's ... More


Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Eric B. White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic provides a new account of aesthetic and technological innovation, from the Machine Age to the Information Age. Drawing on a wealth of archival ... 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


Thinking in Trends

Devon Powers

in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 2 tells the story of how the trend forecasting business arose in the United States. The commercial trend business grew in the wake of popular frenzy about “future shock,” a term made famous ... More


Global Futurity

Devon Powers

in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 5 takes on the trend industry’s global dimensions. In considering how trends travel around the world, the chapter argues that the trend business reflects a neoliberal agenda. It explores how ... 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


Introduction

Luciano Chessa

in Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270633
eISBN:
9780520951563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270633.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter sets out the book's main premise, that the theosophical phase of Russolo's late period—what is often considered his regressive change of direction—was linked to his longtime ... More


The twentieth century: towards the absurd

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the absurdist tendencies in twentieth-century literature, noting that prose fiction had its own proto-absurdist moments, which can be seen in the works of Peter Conrad and Henry ... More


Conclusion: Open Loops

Anna Greenspan

in Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190206697
eISBN:
9780190235659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The idea of Shanghai as the future city of the new millennium appears to rely on a linear notion of time. The notion of a new modernity seems to require the progressive narrative of historical time. ... More


Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist

Michael Germana

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190682088
eISBN:
9780190682118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist examines Ralph Ellison’s body of work as an extended and ever-evolving expression of the author’s philosophy of temporality—a philosophy synthesized from the ... More


Post-Future

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter notes that from the 1990s, the world experienced more than a decade of globalisation, modernisation and mobility but in the wake of economic, political and environmental crises such ... More


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