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Excavating the ‘Readies’: The Revolution of the Word, Revised

Eric B. White

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bob Brown’s reading machine was a mechanised speed-reading system that scrolled micrographically-printed, highly visual texts called ‘readies’ under a magnifying screen. Although Brown’s work is now ... More


Introduction

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Negritude. Negritude is an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent during the interwar period in ... More


The Logos of Trademark: Joyce, Bass Ale, and Brand Insignias

Jonathan Goldman

in Joyce and the Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054742
eISBN:
9780813053301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054742.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The essay reads James Joyce through the prism of trademark registration law as it began in the late 1800s and evolved during Joyce's life and career. It argues that Joyce, and modernist culture more ... More


M.R. James’s Gothic revival

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at the ghost stories of M.R. James. It studies the way the seemingly conservative Victorian and Edwardian world of James's tales hides a critique of an apparently amoral ... More


The Continuities of Late Modernism: Before and after Beckett

Tyrus Miller

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter presents an extension of the scope of fictional writings that have been previously considered under the aegis of late modernism and some dialogical qualification of the historicizing ... More


Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian ... More


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